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Subject:Crystal Vase
Posted By: Sarah Fri, May 18, 2012 IP:

Well, since I'm here today, I thought I'd ask about a second item. This is a very heavy crystal vase with a sandblasted stallion. It seems to have Asian marks. Any help is appreciated.

Subject:Crystal Vase
Posted By: Tue, May 22, 2012 IP:

this is a contemporary Chinese vase, the horse imitative of Xu Beihong's well known paintings, the narrow mark imitating a Qianlong imperial seal reading "longevity", the squared one a fantasy imperial seal saying that the object is one of the emperor's treasure.

Subject:Re: Glass Vase
Posted By: Tue, May 22, 2012 IP:

This may well be high-lead-content glass, but what Westerners (especially Americans) call "crystal" is a very clear colorless glass, without the blue tint in yours.

The high lead content makes molding and fire-polishing easier, since it lowers the glass's melting point.

The horse is probably acid-etched rather than 'sand-blasted'.

Thanks to rat for the translations.

Good luck,
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