Chinese Reverse Glass Mirror Picture, Qianlong Period For Sale
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Chinese Reverse Glass Mirror Picture, Qianlong Period

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A reverse-glass mirror picture, depicting two hawks perching, surrounded by peonies and prunus branches. Apart from the expected loss to the silvering and a few chips to the frame, excellent condition. The technique of painting on the back of the glass, then silvering the background to create a mirror, was introduced to the Chinese Court by Jesuit missionaries in the 1770s. Early examples are both exquisite and rare. Sticker to the back for John Sparks Ltd, one of the best London dealers in Chinese art.  

Details

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    circa 1780
  • Period
  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Frame showing signs of age but good. Some loss to silvering as expected for this age and type of mirror.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions

    H 27 in. x W 20.5 in. x D 1.5 in.

    H 68.58 cm x W 52.07 cm x D 3.81 cm

  • Seller location
    Melbourne, AU
  • Seller reference number
    4640
  • Reference number
    LU315138967911

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