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


Chinese Export Reverse Glass Portrait Painting of an Opium Maiden, circa 1880

Price Upon Request
  • Description
    A wonderful and extremely rare last quarter 19th century Chinese export for the Anglo-Indian market reverse glass portrait painting of an opium-smoking maiden or young lady painted in oval and sat in an interior with a 'stem' in her upraised right hand and a pipe held in her left hand with arm resting on a table with mountain scenery and tree view outside of window surrounded by polychrome painted floral and foliate border field designs, housed in original carved giltwood frame with 'meander' or 'Greek key' fillet and original molded backboards with 20th-century painted museum collection numbers.
  • More Information
    Origin: China
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Hand-painted glass, giltwood
    Condition: Good. Wear commensurate with age and use. Wear to original frame gilding as shown in photos; presents beautifully.
    Creation Date: circa 1880
    Styles / Movements: Other, Asian, Victorian
    Incollect Reference #: 677268
  • Dimensions
    W. 16.5 in; H. 22.25 in; D. 1.25 in;
    W. 41.91 cm; H. 56.52 cm; D. 3.18 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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