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