Offered by: Acroterion
By Appointment Kinderhook, NY 12106 , United States Call Seller 917.656.5863


Chinese Export Reverse Glass Paintings, Set of Four

Price Upon Request
  • Description
    A set of four circa 1825 Chinese Export polychrome reverse glass paintings comprised of figural court views and battle scenes in original 'Chinese Chippendale' parcel-gilt aubergine lacquer frames and reverse backboards. A remarkable and exceptionally rare set of good size and condition.

    Provenance: Legendary fine English antiques dealers Jackson-Mitchell, Inc. of Wilmington, DE (fl. 1968 -2002), private English collection prior, private Greenwich, CT collection thence.
  • More Information
    Origin: China
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Hand-painted glass, hand-carved, lacquered, and gilt wood
    Condition: Good. Set in phenomenal condition for age and medium. One panel with non-detracting minor loss to upper left corner glass with associated paint loss, minor paint-loss to lower right corner. Frames with wear; all present beautifully. Measurements approx.
    Creation Date: circa 1825
    Styles / Movements: Chinese Export, Asian, Traditional
    Book References: Audric, Thierry. 'Chinese Reverse Glass Painting 1720-1820: An Artistic Meeting Between China and the West'. Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, 2020.
    Incollect Reference #: 500792
  • Dimensions
    W. 28 in; H. 21 in; D. 1.63 in;
    W. 71.12 cm; H. 53.34 cm; D. 4.14 cm;
Message from Seller:

Acroterion, the company, founded in late 2012, is by appointment in the historic Hudson Valley of upstate New York specializing in exceptional fine and decorative art from eastern to western, ancient to current; with a focus on the unique and timeless. The curated inventory is ever-changing and discriminately chosen by the founder and owner Randal Dawkins. Having a passion for fine objects and design from an early age, Mr. Dawkins graduated in 2004 from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London.

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