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Chinese Emperor "Reverse Glass" Oil Painting /Circa Mid 20th Century

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Asian Art76 of 161Chinese Pillow Boy Lidded Box / Hand Painted / Hong Kong Circa 20th CenturyChinese Scroll Painting "Cranes and Pines" / 34" x 72"  Silk and Paper /Circa 20th Century
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    Posted 6 years ago

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    I found this at Volunteer's of America the other day. It's a reverse glass oil painting of a Chinese emperor. It's about 14 " x 22 " in a black lacquer frame with a fret work brass hanger. The back is sealed with a panel of thin wood. The painting itself is in very nice condition (no peeling or flaking) although the frame is a bit grungy. There is a label on the top by the hanger the says "Made in the People's Republic of China". So that dates to late 40's to the mid 70's. There was likely an Empress to go with it but I didn't see it anywhere in the picture stacks. Maybe it was put out before and sold. I really need to go back and check to see if it was put out after this one. A bit surprised at the value range of these. Pairs can bring a few hundred dollars but it also depends on the age and condition. -Mike-

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    1. Jewels Jewels, 6 years ago
      Good find!
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks Jewels :) Hope I can find an Empress to make a pair even if her costume is slightly different.
    3. Jewels Jewels, 6 years ago
      Oh yes, you wonder how these things get separated...I volunteer at a charity shop and sometimes "pairs" get priced separately, and I cringe when I see someone buy just one of a set
    4. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Stately. A great find Mike!
    5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks Karen :) He is rather full of himself... isn't he

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