East Asian Art
Crystal BallMade in China, Asia
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 19th century
Artist/maker unknown, Chinese
Rock crystal (quartz); silver stand
1944-20-2a,bGift of Major General and Mrs. William Crozier, 1944
LabelAs early as the Song dynasty (960–1279), rock crystal carvings and vessels were appreciated and collected in China, the best pieces being lustrous and in perfect condition. This flawless crystal ball is displayed on a silver stand in the form of breaking waves that was created in Japan during the first half of the twentieth century.
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