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

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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

 

Footnotes:

 

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