02-20-2005 02-20-2005
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2267 Boston
February 20, 2005 11:00AMCalender
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Chinese School, 19th Century View of Whampoa Anchorage and Island.

$25,850$22,000
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, Antique Collectors' Club, Carl L. Crossman, Suffolk, United Kingdom