13. Pair of Reverse Glass Paintings

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.


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