About the object

Rare Pair of Chinese Export (China Trade Paintings) Reverse Glass Painted Mirror Pictures

China

Circa 1775

Rare pair of China Trade Reverse Glass Painted Mirror Pictures of Exceptional Quality Depicting Attractive Young Ladies in a Colourful Rural Setting. Made in Canton and Exported Exclusively for the English Upper Class. Last Quarter of the 18th Century.
 
As is quite normal the finely carved wooden frames have been made in England at a later date to suit the individual taste of the purchasing client.

Provenance
Private Collection UK

Exhibitions
Grosvenor House Vetted Antiques Fair 2002

Literature: See Carl Crossman The China Trade for Description of China Trade Glass Pictures

Medium: Glass Painting

 

Condition report

Brilliant Original Colours ( Most unusual to survive without fading )