200 Lexington Ave New York City, NY 10016 United States 646.293.6633
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$ 16,000

A Pair of Miniature Views of Port Towns Chinese Artist, Canton, c. 1810-20

Origin China
Period 19th Century
Materials Oil on Copper
W. 8.5 in; H. 6.5 in; D. 1 in;
W. 21.59 cm; H. 16.51 cm; D. 2.54 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date c. 1810-1820
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description A pair of miniature views of port towns on the trade route.

Painting (a) – Cape Town from the Sea
Painting (b) – Jamestown, St. Helena

Small scale views on copper or ivory were produced in the painting studios of Canton for a relatively short period from 1800-1820. These views were popular with traders and seamen as momentos and to send back to loved ones to give them an indication of the extraordinary places that had been visited in East Asia and on the trade route between Europe and China. Cape Town and St. Helena were key towns visited.

Each: oil on copper

St. Helena: Frame: 6 3/4 ins high and 8 3/8 ins wide, Image 3 1/2 ins high and 5 1/4 ins wide.
Cape Town: Frame: 6 5/8 ins high and 8 5/16 ins wide; Image: 3 1/5 ins high and 5 1/4 ins wide.

Martyn Gregory London
Private Collection, New York by the late 1990s
Styles / Movements Chinese Export, Traditional
200 Lex Booth Number 12
Dealer Reference Number 180-128
Incollect Reference Number 326194
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