Early Chinese White Ground Art Glass Paperweight Junk Ships & Forest

Rough Dimensions: 2-1/2” diameter & 1-3/8” tall

Makers Mark: unsigned  

Provenance: unavailable 

Condition: Excellent with a few minor marks to the upper surface and minor shelf wear to the concave semi-polished base. Please see photos and let us know if you need any additional assistance. 

These early Chinese weights are unique in that they require skill in both traditional Chinese painting and glass works. The image is first painted in colored enamel glass on a disk then encased in glass. This detailed example features a two junk ships in the water in the foreground forested islands in the distance speckled with flowering fields.