Antique Sterling Silver Chinese Porcelain Rose Medallion
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Trade Arts : Pre 1900 item #411982 (stock #10SilkArt)
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A 19th (nineteenth)century China trade album of 10 good sized export paintings. Each leaf shows a stage in the process of making silk... from boiling the cocoons, spinning out the individual strands, winding into a "spool", dying the silk, drying, and finally to the merchant who buys the finished spools. It is a cottage industry process.

Approximately 12" by 8" sight; 14.5" by 10.5" album. Hard cover is in a maroon oriental brocade. The pith paper leaves have some edge losses as shown...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Trade Arts : Pre 1900 item #373621 (stock #XpOil01)
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$750.00
This is a charming China Trade export oil painting of a Chinese junk tied up at a villa on the water. There is a small sampan in the foreground and 2 little figures in front of the entrance. This is a fancy southern Chinese style building most likely in Canton. There is an old typewriter tag on the back which you can see from the picture. Image about 6 by 8 inches in a later 11 by 13 frame. Grey velour spaces the painting within the frame...