Rare Chinese Export Reverse Painting on Glass

Chinese, ca. 1820-1830.

Excellent condition with the original black painted and back-board. 16 ½” h. x 12 ½” with frame.
The image appears to be of a West Indies native woman waving farewell to an American ship. The woman is wearing a white skirt, bare-breasted with a miniature portrait hanging from a red bandana around her neck and holding a comb. One would assume she had traded for these items, fairly common practice for the East-India trade companies during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Dealer Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
Date: ca. 1820-1830
Origin Chinese
Measurements 16 ½” h. x 12 ½” with frame
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Website http://www.tillouantiques.com
Price 5,800
Contact Jeffrey Tillou, 860-567-9693 or  jeffrey@tillouantiques.com

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