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Chinese School, 19th Century View of Whampoa Anchorage and Island.

Auction:
2267
Lot:
216
Sold for:
$25,850$22,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2267
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 20, 2005 11:00AM

Description:

Chinese School, 19th Century

View of Whampoa Anchorage and Island. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, c. 1810, depicting several vessels displaying American, British, and European flags, some with masts lowered while waiting to be loaded with cargo, the nine-stage pagoda in the town of Whampoa at the center of the painting, 18 x 23 1/2 in., in a later gilt gesso frame. Condition: Relined, scattered retouch to background sky and c.l. edge, minor craquelure.

Literature: This painting is illustrated in The Decorative Arts of the China Trade, by Carl L. Crossman, Antique Collectors' Club, Suffolk, England, 1991, p. 413, Appendix C, item 10.
Estimate $15,000-25,000

Keywords

Chinese School, Anchorage, Whampoa, United Kingdom, Carl L. Crossman, Antique Collectors' Club, Suffolk

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