A RARE DIMINUTIVE CHINESE REVERSE GLASS PAINTING | QING DYNASTY, LATE 18TH / EARLY 19TH CENTURY | 清十八世紀末/ 十九世紀初 美人圖鏡畫
A RARE DIMINUTIVE CHINESE REVERSE GLASS PAINTING | QING DYNASTY, LATE 18TH / EARLY 19TH CENTURY | 清十八世紀末/ 十九世紀初 美人圖鏡畫
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A RARE DIMINUTIVE CHINESE REVERSE GLASS PAINTING | QING DYNASTY, LATE 18TH / EARLY 19TH CENTURY | 清十八世紀末/ 十九世紀初 美人圖鏡畫

Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 USD

A RARE DIMINUTIVE CHINESE REVERSE GLASS PAINTING | QING DYNASTY, LATE 18TH / EARLY 19TH CENTURY | 清十八世紀末/ 十九世紀初 美人圖鏡畫

Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 USD

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A RARE DIMINUTIVE CHINESE REVERSE GLASS PAINTING 

QING DYNASTY, LATE 18TH / EARLY 19TH CENTURY 

清十八世紀末/ 十九世紀初 美人圖鏡畫


delicately painted in the center with a lady in a pink robe holding a peony, to her left a vase filled with flowers and to her right a ship on a river with further landscape in the background, in a gilt wood frame

Height 2 in., 5.1 cm; width 2¾ in., 7 cm

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Provenance

Northeast Auctions, Hampton, New Hampshire, August 8, 1993, lot 855

Catalogue Note

The painting is notable for its extremely small size, which appears to be a complete work and not reduced from a larger composition. It is possible that this is one small panel taken from a larger frame, or the work itself was intended to be portable.

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