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Reverse-painted mirror: M.29-1938

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Chinese School

Entities

Categories

Description

Chinese reverse-painted mirror, made for the export market. Three figures beneath a fruit tree in a river landscape. The central figure, seated on a rock, holds an open fan. An attendant offers him fruits from the tree and a child stands to left. In an ornate European giltwood frame.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Cecil E. Byas, Esq. 1938

Place(s) associated

  • Guangzhou

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Byas, Cecil E.

Dating

18th Century, Mid
C. 1750 - 1800

School or Style

Chinese School

Components of the work

Frame composed of wood ( gilded)

Materials used in production

Glass

Techniques used in production

Reverse-painting

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.29-1938
Primary reference Number: 312325
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Created: Friday 10 March 2023 Updated: Tuesday 14 March 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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