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Qing Dynasty Reverse Glass Work - Three Figures with Peacock Fans
- This unique work is a stunning display of artistry and a demonstration of cross-cultural exchange
- Glass takes the place of canvas in this Qing Dynasty reverse glass painting
- This tranquil composition features three figures holding Peacock fans
- Spurred by the Jesuit missionaries and fueled by trade, reverse glass works became prized exports
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The art of reverse glass painting came to China from Europe in the seventeenth century. Spurred by the Jesuit missionary project and fueled by general international trade, reverse glass works became highly desirable export items. These paintings were not only the prized possession of wealthy European families in the 18th and 19th centuries, but also of the Imperial Court. Today, historical reverse glass paintings reside at the Forbidden City emperor’s palace in Beijing. This exquisite painting, complemented by an ornate chinoiserie frame, is a stunning achievement in artistry and also an amazing relic of international luxury trade in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Glass: 21 3/8" high x 9" wide
Frame: 24 5/8" high x 12 1/4" wide
East Meets West: Chinese Export Porcelain and the Rose Medallion Pattern
At once aesthetically beautiful and thought provoking, Chinese porcelain encompasses an unparalleled history of development and desire. Up until the 16th century, the Chinese were the only ones who could perfect the creation,...Read more