Pair of Chinese Export Reverse Glass Portrait Pictures
Pair of Chinese Export Reverse Glass Portrait Pictures
Pair of Chinese Export Reverse Glass Portrait Pictures
Pair of Chinese Export Reverse Glass Portrait Pictures

Pair of Chinese Export Reverse Glass Portrait Pictures

1790 China

Offered by Raymond Horneman

Sold
Request Information Call Dealer
Favourite Item
A pair of large Chinese Export reverse glass portrait pictures, one panel depicting a woman of rank, the other her husband, probably a dignitary in their original frames. Their scale is unusually large and are exceptionally fine. The pictures retain their original moulded frames together with their pierced bronze hanging plates. However they are in 'country house' condition. The delicate technique of painting behind hand moulded glass panels renders them vulnerable to the hand of time. There are many areas where the paint has lifted from the glass. This condition does give a very atmospheric 'look' of faded country house splendour. The portrait of the man has a broken edge corner. As good quality reverse glass pictures are very difficult to find and generally very expensive we have decided to list these for decorative purposes. The condition is reflected in the price. The pictures date from ca. 1790-1820
Dimensions
Height 19.00 cm (7.48 inches)
Width 15.00 cm (5.91 inches)
Depth 1.00 cm (0.39 inches)
Raymond Horneman

Raymond Horneman
131 Kensington Church Street
London
W8 7LP
England

+44 (0)20 7229 2898
+44 (0)7887 614 273
Favourite Dealer
Request Dealer Alerts
Opening Hours
View Dealer Location
Member Since 2013
Members of
View Full Details