Small realgar glass vase, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century - Kate Thurlow | Tony Bunzl

Small realgar glass vase, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century

£250.00






A small glass vase of waisted form carved from a block of glass imitating realgar.

China, Qing dynasty, mid 19th century

Condition:  Small ground down chip on rim

The mineral realgar, also known as ruby sulphur because of its red and yellow coloration, has long been understood as an antidote to various venoms and as a substance able to repel evil. It was used in Chinese traditional medicine.

HEIGHT:

4 1/4 in. (11 cm)

WIDTH:

3 in. (8 cm)

DEPTH:

3 in. (8 cm)

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