Large realgar glass vase, Chinese, Qing Dynasty, 19th century - Kate Thurlow | Tony Bunzl

Large realgar glass vase, Chinese, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

£580.00






A large baluster shaped vase carved from a block of glass imitating realgar.   Chinese, Qing Dynasty, second half 19th century.

Realgar is an historically important mineral, with a striking ruby-red colour that stands out in the mineral kingdom.  Also known as “ruby sulphur” or “ruby of arsenic”.  Its name comes from the Arabic rahi al-gar, via medieval latin and its earliest record in English is in the 1390s.

HEIGHT:

9 in. (23 cm)

DIAMETER:

4 in. (10 cm)

Photographed with a smaller vase also on the website.

Small Vase: Height: 4 1/4 ins/11cm; Diameter: 3 ins/7.5cm

£250.00

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