Vtg Gorgeous Hand Painted Chinese Qing Dynasty Emperor Reverse Painting On Glass
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Vtg Gorgeous Hand Painted Chinese Qing Dynasty Emperor Reverse Painting On Glass:
Magnificent vintage mid-century Chinese reverse painting on glass, they feature bright colorful hand painted portrait of a Qing Dynasty emperor sitting on his throne wearing a embroidered dragon robe. The picture comes with its original wood frame that has a decorative brass hanging hook on top.
The approximate measurement with frame are: 14 3/4" height, 10 5/8" width & almost 3/4" thick.
Previously owned with some age appropriate wear, the glass has no visible scratches, chips or breaks, the wood frame does show some wear, like small chips and scratches, overall in great vintage condition as seen on the pictures. This is a beautiful painting to add to your collection to enjoy and treasure or perfect as a gift too.
A framed traditional reverse Chinese glass paintings of the Emperor of the Qing dynasty.
The Kangxi Emperor’s personal name was Xuanye. He was the forth emperor of the Qing dynasty (1644-1912) and the longest- reigning rulers in Chinese history. Empress Xiaochengren, also knows as Lady Heseri, was Kangxi Emperor’s first wife who married Kangxi in 1665. In their portraits both clothed in rich gold and blue silk robes and are sitting on the ornately carved Dragon Throne, the seat of state in “Hall of Supreme Harmony” in the Forofferden City. In an abstract sense, the Dragon Throne and the writings on the screen also refer to the head of state and to the monarchy itself.
Reverse glass painting was widely used during the Middle Ages throughout Europe for sacral paintings. The technique spread to Asia via trade routes in the 17th century and was initially executed by European missionaries at the Imperial Court of China. It later became very popular in export paint shops also reflecting Western subject matters. Best known today in the West as verre églomisé, it was named after the French decorator Jean-Baptiste Glomy (1711–86), who framed prints using glass that had been reverse-painted.
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