Width: 17" 43cm
Circa: 18th Century
The painting depicts a beautiful lady sitting in a room with chinese ink paintings, a blue and white bowl and an exquisite hanging lantern. She rests her arm on a simulated lacquer table and is wearing a voided rich blue velvet waistcoat decorated with dragon roundels. Her headdress with gilt filigree dragons, ruyi forms and a coral hair-pin. Below, she wears a further gold filigree torque clasping a lock-form bejewelled pendant. In her right hand she holds a precious shell form gilt snuff box.
The picture retains its original eighteenth century gilt lacquer frame.