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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Chinese School, mid-19th century
HONG KONG
Estimate
12,00018,000
JUMP TO LOT
32

PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Chinese School, mid-19th century
HONG KONG
Estimate
12,00018,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Chinese School, mid-19th century
HONG KONG
titled lower centre
oil on canvas, in its Chinese ebonised frame
45.5 by 78cm., 18 by 31in.
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Provenance

Purchased by the father of the present owner; thence by descent

Catalogue Note

Under British rule since 1842, in the eighteenth and nineteenth century Hong Kong became one of the greatest trade ports in the East. The present view depicts a busy harbour, with clippers, steam boats and Chinese sampans. This work would appear to predate 1861, which is when the flag tower was installed on Victoria Peak (compare with the view in lot 13).

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