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Chinese School, 19th Century View of the Factories at Canton.

Auction:
2267
Lot:
217
Sold for:
$23,500$20,000

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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 the Factories at Canton. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 1826-32, depicting the factories, one flying the flag of the Netherlands (which was replaced by the French flag in 1832), another displaying the British flag, a pagoda is shown which was added to Chung Qua's factory sometime around 1826, 18 x 23 1/2 in., in a later gilt gesso frame. Condition: Relined, scattered retouch to background sky, minor craquelure.

Literature: For a similar composition with many common elements see The Decorative Arts of the China Trade, by Carl L. Crossman, Antique Collectors' Club, Suffolk, England, 1991, p. 428, appendix E, item 11.
Estimate $15,000-25,000

Keywords

Chinese School, Chung Qua, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Carl L. Crossman, Antique Collectors' Club, Suffolk, Chinese ceramics, Flag

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