Oriental rock crystal Vase and cover on carved wooden stand

Oriental rock crystal Vase and cover on carved wooden stand

Oriental rock crystal Vase and cover on carved wooden stand

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Oriental rock crystal Vase and cover on carved wooden stand:
the vase of smoky hued quartz carved with kimonoed lady and boy, birds on branches, leaves and flowers; the cover carved as a single peony blossom.
Circa 1900, supplied with interior lights.

Height:18"-47.0cm
Width:9"-23.0cm
Projection:7"-18.0cm
Glossary Words

rock crystal

Natural quartz. Characterised by its fractures, it has a fairy-tale quality when used in chandeliers. Usually clear, it can also be rose, smoke, amber, amethyst, and other colours. It is widely used as an ornamental stone and is also used as a HYPERLINK "http://mineral.galleries.com/minerals/gemstone/class.htm" t "_top" gemstone.

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