A Fine 19th Century Chinese Reverse Glass Painting of a Landscape


Period: 19th Century


Origin: China


Depth: 4″
Height: 21″
Width: 29″


Maker: Unknown


Material: Glass


Excellent Original Condition


Placed in a frame with velvet interior


Elegantly painted with a landscape vignette depicting a boat on turbulent waters coming into shore greeted by two figures standing near a temple complex sheltered by tall trees framed by distant hills, fishing boats and a pagoda in the middle distance




The temple plaque in the painting identifies it as “Fa Xingsi”, which could tie it to a 19th century complex by that name in Guangzhou