Gilt Framed Reverse Glass Painting - 19thC - Indigo Asian Antiques & Interiors

Gilt Framed Reverse Glass Painting - 19thC

Gilt Framed Reverse Glass Painting - 19thC

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    Gilt Framed Reverse Glass Painting - 19thC

    A4145V1

    £460.00

    Reverse painting on glass is an art form consisting of applying paint to a piece of glass and then viewing the image by turning the glass over and looking through the glass at the image. Chinese 'back-painting' (painting an image in reverse on the back of a plain sheet of glass was a skill recognized and admired by European writers in the 18th century, according to the French social commentator Amiot, writing about the customs and crafts of China in 1786, but not described or documented in detail. Very few of the many extant examples can be confidently dated with any precision by association with a recorded and datable visit to Canton. There is a general belief that the genre of painting on the back of glass sheets was an inspired and practical Chinese response to a frustrating circumstance. During the middle decades of the 18thC English merchants sought vainly for British products, which the Chinese would accept in payment for China's bulk expensive exports of teas, spices and silks.

    Both of these paintings, whilst beautiful, have cracks visible in the glass but this does not mar their beauty.
    From India

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £20
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    Gilt Framed Reverse Glass Painting - Cracked 19thC - 22 x 2 x 30 (w x d x h cms) - A4145V1Gilt Framed Reverse Glass Painting - Cracked 19thC - 23 x 2 x 30 (w x d x h cms) - A4145V2
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    Trade & Wholesale

    Our origins are in wholesale, so from movies to restaurants, retailers to architects, we have a long history of supplying our trade clients with unusual and unique oriental furniture & decorative art. 

    Whether purchasing for resale or buying on behalf of a client, we offer trade discount pricing to:


  • Retail Stores
  • Interior Designers
  • Film & Photo Studios
  • Architects
  • Event Producers

  • For all trade and wholesale enquiries please email us with your contact and business name, company registration number & VAT number (if applicable) to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

    Prop Hire

    Looking for that one off iconic piece for an event or requiring props for a filming or a photography shoot? You will have seen our oriental antique furniture & decorative art in the James Bond films, The Golden Compass and many others.


    For all prop hire enquiries please send emails to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

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    DISPATCH

    • - Non-furniture Delivery: 

      2-5 working days

    • - Furniture Delivery: 

      Within 1 - 2 weeks

      (We'll call you to arrange a 

      specific delivery date)

    DELIVERY

    • - Small items: £4.95

    • - Fragile Small items: £8.95

    • - Medium items: £15

    • - Fragile Medium items: £20

    • - Mirrors & Small Furniture: £40

    • - Furniture & Large Items: £80

    • - Heavy Architectural: £120

    RETURNS

    • - Hassle Free Returns

    • - Return your order within 28 days for a full refund (excluding delivery charges)

    • - If you are not happy with your order, send it back with our delivery drivers. 

    • - Items must be returned in a resalable condition

    • - Collections can be arranged on request

    • Product Specific delivery charges visible above "Add to Basket" button and in Checkout (scroll up)

    • Additional charges may apply for deliveries to highlands, islands, out of area deliveries and collections. 

    • International Delivery: Please contact us for quotes on individual pieces at
      enquiries@indigo-uk.com, Livechat or
      calling +44 1672 564722


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