Clive of India: A Pair of Chinese Reverse Glass Paintings
Clive of India: A Pair of Chinese Reverse Glass Paintings
Clive of India: A Pair of Chinese Reverse Glass Paintings
Clive of India: A Pair of Chinese Reverse Glass Paintings

Clive of India: A Pair of Chinese Reverse Glass Paintings

c. 1760 China

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An outstanding pair of mid 18th century Chinese reverse glass paintings, once belonging to Clive of India. Each one beautifully painted in the finest detail, one featuring a spectacular pair of pheasants in a rocky landscape under a flowering prunus trees, the other a pair of chickens, a glorious white cockerel and a brown hen, together with their chicks, under a pomegranate plant next to roses . The glass plates mounted in their original hand carved giltwood frames. The backboard of one frame stenciled ‘From Walcot 1929’. Minor differences in sizes.

The pheasants: 79 cm high x 54 cm wide
The white cockerel: 80 cm high x 55 cm wide
The collection of Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive (1725-1774)
Thence by descent at Walcot Hall, until sold circa 1935
Private Collection, UK since circa 1935
Dimensions
Height 80.00 cm (31.50 inches)
Width 55.00 cm (21.65 inches)
Stock Code
N01.22
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