A rare pair of large Chinese Export reverse glass paintings. One depicting the foreign merchant’s factories , quayside and small shipping at Canton, prior to the fire of 1822. The buildings flying Spanish Philippine, American, Swedish, British and Dutch flags.
The second portraying a rare view of a busy Copenhagen canal scene, the affluent destination for many of the exotic China trade goods, produced all around Guangdong Provence.
Both in contemporary hong mu frames. 25 ½ x 18" (65 x 45 cm)
Canton. Circa 1800-1820.