A Rare Chinese Export Glass Painting

A Rare Chinese Export Glass Painting
Height: 26" 66cm
Width: 17" 43cm
Origination: Chinese
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.



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