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CHINESE LATE 19TH C. REVERSE GLASS PAINTING

CHINESE LATE 19TH C. REVERSE GLASS PAINTING


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Glass: Pre 1900: Item # 1093673

Please refer to our stock # 1110 when inquiring.
Bamboo Grove
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Ann Arbor
Michigan


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$1200.00

This late 19th century reverse glass painting is 13” x 19 ½” (20 ½” x 26 ¾” including frame). It depicts two birds surrounded by a rock garden, peony and plum blossoms. The translation of the calligraphy is: “Seeking refuge to escape the tyranny of the times; seeing those beautiful blossoms, it seems spring has begun the new year.” One of the signature seals on the top reads “Shao Xi;” this is the name of the artist. The frame is a newer replacement. Aside from some minor scratches on the surface of the glass, it is in great condition.