A GEORGE III PERIOD CHINESE EXPORT REVERSE MIRROR PAINTING (4421421)

A GEORGE III PERIOD CHINESE EXPORT REVERSE MIRROR PAINTING (4421421)

c. 1775 China

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A fine mid 18th century Chinese export reverse mirror painting. The upright rectangular bevelled plate within the original pearl moulded giltwood frame depicting a Chinese courtly lady smoking a pipe on an opium bed, with a dog in the foreground, visible through the loosely draped open curtains is a meandering river with forest on its shores.

The same Chinese lady appears in a painting illustrated in Graham Child, ‘World of Mirrors’, wearing identical dress and jewellery, and also holding a pipe.

The Painting: Chinese export, Qianlong, circa 1775

The Frame: English, circa 1775

Price: £50,000- £100,000
Graham Child, ‘World of Mirrors 1650-1900’, London 1990, p.351, illus. 818.
Dimensions
Height 96.50 cm (37.99 inches)
Width 60.50 cm (23.82 inches)
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