Early Chinese Art Glass Paperweight Hand Painted Black-Crested Bulbul Bird on White Ground

Rough Dimensions: 2-1/8”  diameter &1-1/8" tall

Makers Mark: unsigned

Provenance: unavailable

Condition: Very good, with a few minor scratches to the upper surface and minor shelf wear to the shallow satin polished concave base.  Please see photos and let us know if you need any additional assistance.


An exceptional example featuring a detailed hand-painted scene of what I believe is a black-crested Bulbul found in southeast Asian  asia the Indian subcontinent. The bird sits amongst a thicket of leaves and pink colored blossoms. The Chinese white painted Ground paperweights were made throughout the 1939s and into the 1940s. The scenes are hand-painted on thin white discs and then encapsulated in clear.