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19th Century Chinese Export Reverse Glass Picture

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Origin China
Period 19th Century
Materials gouache painting on glass
W. 19.25 in; H. 13.25 in;
W. 48.9 cm; H. 33.66 cm;
Condition Good. original antique condition, brilliant colours, minor wear to frame.
Creation Date circa 1850
Description An exquisite 19th century Qing dynasty Chinese export reverse glass picture, decorated with scene of court figures at leisure on a terrace, in its original frame,

Canton, China, mid-19th century.

Why we like it
The delicacy of detail and brilliance of colours on this glass painting is simply astonishing: the figures almost look animated, as if they were a cartoon on your iPad. Even more so, when you realize that this picture is 150+ years old. Rare find in this superb condition, too.

13¼ x 19¼ in. (34.3 x 49 cm.) 

The reverse of the frame has a 19th century pencil inscription, that suggests this picture was a gift to Mrs Rozger from another lady whose name is indistinct.

For closely related examples, possibly from the same set, please, see Christie's, "Un hôtel particulier du Faubourg Saint-Germain. The Collection of The Marquis and Marquise de Ravenel", London, 21 - 22 November, 2007, (£6,250).
Styles / Movements Asian, Chinese Export, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 305240
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