A Rare Chinese 'Tea Production' Painting, Tingqua, Guan Lianchang (1809 - 1870)
A Rare Chinese 'Tea Production' Painting, Tingqua, Guan Lianchang (1809 - 1870)

A Rare Chinese 'Tea Production' Painting, Tingqua, Guan Lianchang (1809 - 1870)

19th century China

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Ink and colour on paper depicting various stages of the preparation and production of tea, with plantations in the background and figures sampling, packing, carrying and storing tea in the middle ground and foreground. The doorway inscribed with ‘Specialising in Various Types of Renowned Teas’

With original frame, signed Tingqua in the lower foreground
In good condition
The Berry Collection, Australia
A similar example, although missing the Tingqua signature, was sold at Christie’s New York, 25th January 2011, lot 234 for $116,500
Dimensions
Height 64.00 cm (25.20 inches)
Width 97.00 cm (38.19 inches)
External Height 80.00 cm (31.50 inches)
External Width 111.00 cm (43.70 inches)
Stock Code
1548
Signed/Inscribed
Tingqua
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