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A PAIR OF CHINESE REVERSE-PAINTED GLASS PICTURES OF BIRDS
A PAIR OF CHINESE REVERSE-PAINTED GLASS PICTURES OF BIRDS

18TH CENTURY

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A PAIR OF CHINESE REVERSE-PAINTED GLASS PICTURES OF BIRDS
18TH CENTURY
One depicting a cock and hen pheasant, the other a pair of hawks, perched on rocky outcrops amongst flowers and branches, each in a pierced rococo giltwood frame, with printed paper label to the reverse 'C.J. Eckford Carver Gilder Looking Glass & Picture Frame Manufacturer 17 Water Street Tudor St. Blackfriars London', one cracked
20¾ x 23 in. (52.5 x 58.5 cm.) including frames (2)
Provenance
Anonymous sale, Christie's London, 27 June 1985, lot 71.

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Lot Essay

The carver, gilder, looking glass and picture frame maker John Eckford, whose trade label adorns the reverse of these pictures, can be traced through the records of the Sun Insurance Company as having been active circa 1814-1829, at 17 Water Street, London (G. Beard & C. Gilbert, Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840, Leeds, 1986, p. 265).
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