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Pagoda at Nanking, Oil on Tin, with Fitted Chiming Clock, China, circa 1810



A large Chinese export oil on tin painting of the Pagoda at Nanking, showing the pagoda in a central courtyard, with figures about the base. The tiered building featuring a clock face midway up the tower, which is an actual fitted clock by “J.Hartman Maker” circa 1810. Behind the painting, a boxed back encases the mechanism for the timepiece, enabling it to chime on the hour and play a song.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 34.3 in. (87.13 cm)Width: 24.4 in. (61.98 cm)Depth: 5.7 in. (14.48 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1810
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 566921stDibs: LU840116026152

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
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