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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3855B Marlborough
November 19, 2021 10:00 AMCalender
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Chinese School, Possibly the Work of Spoilum (Chinese, act. 1785-1810) The Hongs at Canton

$62,500$50,000
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3855B Location: Marlborough Date / Time: November 19, 2021 10:00AM

Description:

Chinese School, Possibly the Work of Spoilum (Chinese, act. 1785-1810)

The Hongs at Canton
Unsigned.
Oil on canvas, 18 1/2 x 24 in., in a giltwood frame.
Condition: Relined, retouch to edges, varnish inconsistencies.

Provenance: Martyn Gregory, London.

Literature: This painting appears to relate strongly to another Canton view attributed to Spoilum, illustrated and discussed in Carl Crossman, The Decorative Arts of the China Trade, p. 107, plate 34.

Note: This especially finely painted view shows the flags of seven Western countries involved in the early China Trade, including the American flag at center.
Estimate $30,000-50,000

Minor retouch to small areas of craquelure in lower part of sky, spots and small areas of retouch to edges.


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Keywords

Carl Crossman, Martyn Gregory, London