24 January 2008
A CHINESE PARCEL-GILT REVERSE-PAINTING-ON GLASS
The rectangular glass panel depicting Chinese figures in a wooded landscape with sheep, within a foliate-carved oak later frame headed by a broken pediment and surmounted by a shell [the oak-veneered frame later]
39 x 21 in. (99 x 53.5 cm.)
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