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Set of Four Chinese Floral Pith Paintings
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A rare and remarkable set of four 19th century Chinese pith paintings executed in gouache in a traditional delicate style depicting floral arrangements. Presented in later wood frame...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Paintings

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Paint

Antique Chinese Gouache Pith Painting
Located in Bradenton, FL
Fantastic framed and matted antique Chinese painting of a village scene. Painted on pith paper with gouache in bold colors in typical style. Having the expected wear and foxing. 12 1...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Paintings

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Paint

  • Antique Chinese Gouache Pith Painting
  • Antique Chinese Gouache Pith Painting
  • Antique Chinese Gouache Pith Painting
  • Antique Chinese Gouache Pith Painting
H 12.5 in. W 16 in. D 1 in.
Antique Chinese Rice Paper Pith Painting '19th Century'
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique Chinese rice paper pith painting. It shows a group gathering of men and women. Pith paper is made from the inner pith of the plant Tetrapanex papyrifera, which is a member of...
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Antique 19th Century Prints

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Paper

Antique Pith Painting of Birds
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Charming framed and matted antique Chinese painting of birds. Painted on pith paper with gouache in bold colors in a scholastic style. Having the expected wear and foxing.
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Paintings

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Paper

  • Antique Pith Painting of Birds
  • Antique Pith Painting of Birds
  • Antique Pith Painting of Birds
  • Antique Pith Painting of Birds
H 13 in. W 17.5 in. D 1.25 in.
Antique Chinese Rice Paper Pith Painting of Men and Women '19th century'
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique Chinese rice paper pith painting. It shows a group gathering of men and women. Pith paper is made from the inner pith of the plant Tetrapanex papyrifera, which is a member of...
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Antique 19th Century Prints

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Paper

Antique Chinese Gouache Pith Painting of Birds
Located in Bradenton, FL
Fantastic framed and matted antique Chinese painting of birds. Painted on pith paper with gouache in bold colors in typical style. Titled on the bottom "Golden Pheasants". Having the...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Paintings

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Paint

Set of Three Chinese Pith Paintings of Fish
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Set of three rare framed and matted antique Chinese paintings of fish. Painted on pith paper with gouache in bold colors in a scholastic style. Having the expected wear and foxing. P...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Paintings

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Paper

  • Set of Three Chinese Pith Paintings of Fish
  • Set of Three Chinese Pith Paintings of Fish
  • Set of Three Chinese Pith Paintings of Fish
  • Set of Three Chinese Pith Paintings of Fish
H 13 in. W 17.5 in. D 1.25 in.
Collection of 19th Century Chinese Pith Paintings of Torture & Imprisonment
Located in Wales, GB
Scenes depicting methods of torture including, “Kia Quen”, “Tean Zu” and a “Cangue Yoke”, the others showing sentencing and judgment. Each painting in a narrow ebonised frame with...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Paintings and Screens

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Silk

China Export Watercolour on Pith Paper: A Set of Twelve Processions
Located in London, GB
[China Export Water-colours on Pith Paper] A Set of Twelve Processions. China, ca. 1870]. Water-colour and gouache studies on pith paper, framed by blue silk ribbon, all mounted. ...
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1870s Other Art Style Figurative Paintings

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Watercolor, Rice Paper

"Pure Pith", Colorful Acrylic Painting, Text, Comic, Illustration
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This wall-hanging artwork titled "Pure Pith" is an original artwork by Christian "Patch" Patchell made of acrylic paint on wood and masonite. This piece measures approximately 12"h x...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Masonite, Acrylic, Wood

Pair of Antique 19th C. Chinese Rice Paper Pith Watercolor Paintings Man & Woman
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique Chinese Export rice paper pith watercolor paintings. Featuring a man and woman in blue robes; framed in deeply beveled floral Aesthetic Period giltwood frames. Measures: 1...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Export Paintings

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Giltwood, Paint, Paper

Antique Album Chinese 12 Gouache Paintings Pith Paper, 1850
Located in Bradenton, FL
Vibrant set of 12 gouache paintings on pith paper still in the original silk covered hand painted book. Mid-19th century Chinese. Very good condition with some splits and tears as wo...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Paintings and Screens

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Other

Chinese Watercolors of Exotic Fruit on Pith Paper
Located in Downingtown, PA
The Chine trade watercolors are of fine quality and depict various exotic fruits including pineapples, lychees, finger citrus and orange amongst others. Now framed with a thin gilt f...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Paintings

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Paper, Watercolor

  • Chinese Watercolors of Exotic Fruit on Pith Paper
  • Chinese Watercolors of Exotic Fruit on Pith Paper
  • Chinese Watercolors of Exotic Fruit on Pith Paper
  • Chinese Watercolors of Exotic Fruit on Pith Paper
H 13.5 in. W 16.75 in. D 0.75 in.
Set of 12 Watercolors on Rice Pith Paper with Flowers Butterflies Chinese
Located in London, GB
A set of 12 watercolors on rice/pith paper painted with flowers, butterflies and one picture with a wasp, Chinese Qing Dynasty, 19th century Provenance: In the collection of Gianni ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Paintings

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Paper

Early 19th Century Chinese Botanical Butterfly Watercolor on Pith Paper
Located in London, GB
A 19th century Qing dynasty Chinese watercolor featuring a botanical scene. A broken branch suspended mid page features a striking butterfly atop a vivid reddish orange camellia flow...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Paintings and Screens

Set of Six Chinese Watercolours on Pith Paper Depicting Artisans Canton, 1835
Located in Uckfield, Sussex
Many export paintings were known for their skillful treatment of subject and brilliancy of color; these paintings are no exception. These types of export paintings were highly regard...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Paintings and Screens

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Paper

Set of Six Chinese Canton Watercolours on Pith Paper Depicting Interior Scenes
Located in Uckfield, Sussex
Many export paintings were known for their skillful treatment of subject and brilliancy of color; These paintings are no exception. These types of export paintings were highly regard...
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Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Paintings and Screens

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Paper

Chinese Qing Dynasty Watercolour and Gouache on Pith Paper, Canton, C.1835
Located in London, GB
Chinese Qing Dynasty watercolour and gouache on Pith paper, Canton C.1835. Capturing Canton life, the image of a women weaving depicts daily life in Qing Dynasty China. This expor...
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Antique 1830s Chinese Qing Paintings and Screens

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Paper

Egyptian Scene V-Painting on Pith Rice Paper
Located in Clinton Twp, MI
Egyptian Scene V-Painting (possibly woodblock print) on Pith Rice Paper. Measures approximately 21.5 x 17.5 inches and is framed. The date of creation is unknown. The image is in Goo...
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Late 20th Century More Art

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Rice Paper

Two Mandarin Ducks, Circle of Sunqua, Gouache on Pith Paper, Qing Dynasty
By Sunqua
Located in Stockholm, SE
Circle of Sunqua (active 1830-1870) Two Mandarin Ducks pith paper (rice paper) gouache c.1830-1870 China Also close to: Chincqua, Lam Qua, Youqua. Compare with Ashmolean Museum, ...
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19th Century Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Gouache, Rice Paper

Framed 19th Century Gouache - Four Chinese Figure Studies on Pith Paper
Located in Corsham, GB
These four Chinese figure studies in gouache have been vibrantly coloured, with a meticulous level of detail to the elaborate dress and facial features. Depicted are three male figur...
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19th Century Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Gouache

Three 19th Century Chinese Export Rice Pith Paper watercolors of birds
Located in Harkstead, GB
A charming trio of 19th century watercolors on pith (rice) paper of exotic birds. With lovely colour and detailing. Each image measures approximately 2.75 x 4 inches and are attract...
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19th Century Naturalistic Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Rice Paper

Framed 19th Century Gouache - Four Chinese Figure Studies on Pith Paper
Located in Corsham, GB
These four Chinese figure studies in gouache have been vibrantly coloured, with a meticulous level of detail to the elaborate dress and facial features. Depicted are three male figur...
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19th Century Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Gouache

Egyptian Scene I-Painting on Pith Rice Paper
Located in Clinton Twp, MI
Egyptian Scene I-Painting on Pith Rice Paper. Measures approximately 12 x 15 inches and is framed. Signed (signature is indecipherable). The image is in Good Condition. The borders o...
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Late 20th Century More Art

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Rice Paper

A pair of 19th Century Chinese Export Rice Pith Paper watercolors of fish
Located in Harkstead, GB
A charming pair of 19th century watercolors on pith (rice) paper of exotic fish. With lovely colour and detailing. Each image measures approximately 6.5 x 9.5 inches and are attract...
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19th Century Naturalistic Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Rice Paper

China Trade Set of Six Gouache Still Life of Fruit & Flowers on Pith Paper
By Sunqua
Located in Downingtown, PA
China trade set of six gouache still life of fruit & flowers on pith paper, Signed Sunqua, mid-19th century The fine China Trade pith paper painting in Gouache depict different ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Paintings and Screens

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Paper

Egyptian Scene IV-Painting on Pith Rice Paper
Located in Clinton Twp, MI
Egyptian Scene IV-Painting on Pith Rice Paper. Measures approximately 13 x 17 inches and is Unframed. The date of creation is unknown. The image is in Fair Condition. The border is i...
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Late 20th Century More Art

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Rice Paper

Egyptian Scene III-Painting on Pith Rice Paper
Located in Clinton Twp, MI
Egyptian Scene III-Painting on Pith Rice Paper. Measures approximately 21 .25 x 17.25 Signed (signature is undecipherable). The date of creation is unknown. The image is in Fair Cond...
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Late 20th Century More Art

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Rice Paper

Chinese Export paintings of flowers and fruit on pith paper
By Sunqua
Located in Surrey, GB
From 1700 Canton, at the mouth of the Pearl River, was the centre of the European trade with China. The port from which tea, porcelain, silk and other Chinese products were shipped t...
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Mid-19th Century Other Art Style Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Six Chinese Pith Paintings
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Antique Chinese watercolors miraculously saved for posterity. These paintings have a folky, naive charm that is easy to look at and hard to forget. Presented in custom beachy frames ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Paintings

  • Six Chinese Pith Paintings
  • Six Chinese Pith Paintings
  • Six Chinese Pith Paintings
  • Six Chinese Pith Paintings
H 12 in. W 16 in. D 1.25 in.
Set of Three Chinese Pith Paintings, Price Individually
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Antique Chinese watercolors miraculously saved for posterity. These paintings have a folky, naive charm that is easy to look at and hard to forget. Presented in custom beachy frames ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Paintings

19th Century Chinese Export Pith Painting of a Junk
Located in Nantucket, MA
Early 19th century Chinese Export Pith Painting of a Junk, likely circa 1830s, having a very finely painted oil on pith paper view of an exquisite Junk with dramatic shear, elaborate...
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Antique 1830s Chinese Chinese Export Paintings

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Paper

  • 19th Century Chinese Export Pith Painting of a Junk
  • 19th Century Chinese Export Pith Painting of a Junk
  • 19th Century Chinese Export Pith Painting of a Junk
  • 19th Century Chinese Export Pith Painting of a Junk
H 16.25 in. W 20.25 in. D 0.75 in.
19th Century Chinese Export Pith Painting of a Junk
Located in Nantucket, MA
Early 19th century Chinese export pith painting of a junk, likely circa 1830s, having a very finely painted oil on pith paper view of an exquisite Junk with dramatic shear, elaborate...
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Antique 1830s Chinese Chinese Export Paintings

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Paper

  • 19th Century Chinese Export Pith Painting of a Junk
  • 19th Century Chinese Export Pith Painting of a Junk
  • 19th Century Chinese Export Pith Painting of a Junk
  • 19th Century Chinese Export Pith Painting of a Junk
H 16.25 in. W 20.25 in. D 0.75 in.
19th Century Chinese Export Pith Painting of Figures in an Interior
Located in Nantucket, MA
Early 19th century Chinese export pith painting of figures in an Interior, likely circa 1830s, having a very finely painted oil on pith paper view of an exquisitely robed Lady holdin...
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Antique 1830s Chinese Chinese Export Paintings

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Paper

19th Century Chinese Export Pith Painting of Figures in an Interior
Located in Nantucket, MA
Early 19th century Chinese Export pith painting of figures in an interior, likely circa 1830s, having a very finely painted oil on pith paper view of an exquisitely robed Man in Scho...
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Antique 1830s Chinese Chinese Export Paintings

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Paper

Set of Six 19th Century Chinese Export Pith Paintings of Junks
Located in Stamford, CT
A charming and rare set of six Chinese gouaches of sailing vessels, or junks, painted on pith paper, beautifully framed and matted. During the 18th and 19th centuries many port citi...
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Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Decorative Art

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Paper

Chinese Watercolour and Gouache on Pith Paper Painting
Located in Downingtown, PA
The watercolour painting is on pith paper formerly called rice paper. It depicts a basket filled to overflowing with flowers. The painting is within an eglomise and dedcoupage frame.
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Paintings

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Jeff in Pith Helmet
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Oil on canvas Signed in red, u.l. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. “Bruce Sargeant is a mythic figure in the modern art movement. He embodies a world ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Pair of Chinese Watercolour and Gouache Paintings on Pith Paper
Located in Downingtown, PA
The watercolour paintings are on pith paper formerly called rice paper. Each depicts a basket filled to overflowing with flowers. The painting is within an eglomise and dedcoupage ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Paintings

China Trade Set of 12 Pith Paper Paintings of Birds, circa 1840-1860
Located in Downingtown, PA
China trade set of 12 watercolor pith paper paintings of birds, circa 1840-1860. A full set of Chinese watercolor painting on pith paper, each hand-painted with a different combin...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Paintings

A Set of Six China Trade Botanical Watercolours on Pith Paper
Located in Downingtown, PA
, Circa 1840-60.
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Paintings

A Pair of Chinese Watercolour Pith Pictures of Sampans.
Located in Downingtown, PA
The pair of Chinese watercolours are painted in watercolour on pith paper. Each depicts a different vessel, the details of each shown in great detail in watercolour on paper with a ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Paintings

A Set of Twelve Chinese Watercolours on Pith Paper
Located in Downingtown, PA
Each watercolour and Gouche painting is decorated with sea shells, a rare subject in Chinese paintings.<br /> <br /> They are framed in decoupage and eglomise frames.<br /> <br />...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Paintings

Six China Trade Watercolours on Pith Paper of Hanging Baskets
Located in Downingtown, PA
Each painting depicts flowers within different shaped wicket baskets.
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Paintings

Fine Set of Four China Trade Watercolours of Birds on Pith Paper
Located in Downingtown, PA
The watercolours have wonderful bright colour and are larger than normal. They are beautifully framed within finished corner frames and glazed with museum glass.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Regency Paintings

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Watercolor

Chinese Watercolours of Flowers and Butterflies on Pith Paper, Set of eight.
Located in Downingtown, PA
The superb set of Chinese watercolours is painted on pith paper with botanical studies of flowers and insects and butterflies. They are on acid-free paper and board within their ori...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Paintings

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Paper, Watercolor

Late 19th Century Chinese Canton School, Framed Pith Paper Export Painting
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Many export paintings were known for their skillful treatment of subject and brilliancy of color; This painting is no exception. These types of export paintings were highly regarded ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Paintings and Screens

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Paper

Set of Seven Chinese Watercolours of Fruit on Pith
Located in Downingtown, PA
The superbly painted watercolours of fruit within aqua silk band are framed within an eglomise and decoupage frame.<br /> <br /> The detail and delicate color balance used in these...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Paintings and Screens

Set of 19th Century Chinese Export Pith Watercolors
Located in New York, NY
In original black and gilt frames. Depicting various industries and activities of daily mid 19th century Chinese life.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Paintings and Screens

Late 19th Century Gouache - Album of Twelve Chinese Figures on Pith Paper
Located in Corsham, GB
This remarkable survival contains twelve Chinese gouache paintings on pith paper, in their original red silk album. A contents list has been attached to the inside of the front board...
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19th Century Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Gouache

Late 19th Century Gouache - Album of Twelve Chinese Figures on Pith Paper
Located in Corsham, GB
This remarkable survival contains twelve Chinese gouache paintings on pith paper, in their original red silk album. A contents list has been attached to the inside of the front board...
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19th Century Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Gouache

Pair of Chinese Export Paintings on Pith Paper
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of Chinese export paintings on pith paper depicting a noble man and woman in elegant court attire, circa 1900. Framed.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Decorative Art

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Paper

China Trade Set of Twelve Botanical Flower Pith Paper Paintings
Located in Downingtown, PA
China trade set of twelve botanical flower pith paper paintings, decoupage frames, circa 1840. The set of twelve fine paintings of flowers on pith paper with original silks with...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Early Victorian Decorative Art

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Paint

Pair of Chinese Watercolour and Gouache on Pith Paper Painting
Located in Downingtown, PA
The watercolour paintings are on pith paper formerly called rice paper. Each depicts a basket filled to overflowing with flowers. The painting is within an eglomise and dedcoupage ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Decorative Art

Three Chinese Pith Paintings
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Here is a rare set of three 19th century Chinese watercolors expertly painted on delicate pith paper. These miraculous works of art have retained their original vibrant colors. Prese...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Paintings

  • Three Chinese Pith Paintings
  • Three Chinese Pith Paintings
  • Three Chinese Pith Paintings
  • Three Chinese Pith Paintings
H 13 in. W 17 in. D 0.5 in.
Six Chinese 19th Century Pith Paintings
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Here is a rare set of six 19th century Chinese watercolors expertly painted on delicate pith paper. These miraculous works of art have retained their original vibrant colors. Present...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Paintings

  • Six Chinese 19th Century Pith Paintings
  • Six Chinese 19th Century Pith Paintings
  • Six Chinese 19th Century Pith Paintings
  • Six Chinese 19th Century Pith Paintings
H 13 in. W 17 in. D 0.5 in.
Chinese Export Butterfly Pith Paintings, Complete Set of 12
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a complete set of 12 Chinese Export Pith Paintings that date to circa 1830-1840. As shown in photos, the paintings are in remarkably good condition considering their age and ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Paintings and Screens

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Paper

Chinese Watercolor of Two Women with a Shuttlecock, Not a Pith Painting
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Elegant, antique Chinese watercolor painted with the hand of a master using deep, luxurious colors that contrast with the unstated sky. Presented in its original burled walnut frame.  
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20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Paintings

Chinese Export Watercolours on Pith Paper, set of twelve Shells
Located in London, GB
Watercolour and gouache studies on pith paper of Shells. Framed and glazed, overall size: 39.3cm by 27.4cm. Pith seems not to have been adopted for painting until about 1820. Some E...
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Early 19th Century Qing Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

China Export Watercolours on Pith Paper, a Set of Twelve Insects.
Located in London, GB
Pith came into use for painting to satisfy the increasing demand for small, inexpensive and easily transported souvenirs, following the massive growth in the China Trade in the first...
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Mid-19th Century Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

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Pith Paintings For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of pith paintings available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique pith paintings was constructed with extraordinary care, often using paper, paint and giltwood. There are all kinds of pith paintings available, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. Pith paintings bearing Regency or Victorian hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made pith paintings over the years, but those made by Sunqua are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Pith Paintings?

Pith paintings can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $2,900, while the lowest priced sells for $200 and the highest can go for as much as $42,398.

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