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Chinese Export Painting of Ocean Junk in Original Chinese “Chippendale” Frame

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In the Style of Chinese School
Origin China
Period 19th Century
Dimensions
W. 27.5 in; H. 22.25 in;
W. 69.85 cm; H. 56.52 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date c. 1830-50
Description The painting well rendered and detailed showing an ocean going junk in full sail with multiple Chinese characters on deck. Presumably a fishing boat, nets are draped over the sides as the junk navigates through a busy sea lane.
Junks were ubiquitous in Chinese waters since the second century CE and the construction remained largely unchanged over the centuries with a flat keeless hull, battened sails for ease of adjustment, and divided interior compartments or bulkheads that would reduce flooding in case they were holed.
It is rare to see these paintings in their original frames and in addition it has its original Chinese metal hooks.
The painting loose lined.

Canton, China for the export market. C. 1830-50
Styles / Movements Chinese Export, Chippendale, Traditional
200 Lex Booth Number 12
Dealer Reference Number 180-115
Incollect Reference Number 286354
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