Peking Glass BowlTranslucent glass with blue carved overlay. Comes with stand. Unknown age but probably fairly modern (late 20th century?) 3" high, 6" wide at lip of bowl.
Chinese Overlay Carved Glass, also known as Peking Glass (Tao Liao Ping in Chinese), is a traditional form of art that starts with a one-color glass base, dipped into contrasting colored glass one layer at a time. The artist then carves away portions of the overlaid glass to reveal layers of other colors underneath, following certain designs. It is a lengthy and tedious process that is time consuming and labor intensive.