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Clive of India: A Pair of Chinese Reverse Glass Paintings
China, circa 1760

An outstanding pair of mid 18th century Chinese reverse glass paintings, once belonging to Clive of India. Each one beautifully painted in the finest detail, one featuring a spectacular pair of pheasants in a rocky landscape under a flowering prunus trees, the other a pair of chickens, a glorious white cockerel and a brown hen, together with their chicks, under a pomegranate plant next to roses . The glass plates mounted in their original hand carved giltwood frames. The backboard of one frame stenciled ‘From Walcot 1929’. Minor differences in sizes.

The pheasants: 79 cm high x 54 cm wide
The white cockerel: 80 cm high x 55 cm wide

Height 80.00cm (31.50 inches)
Width 55.00cm (21.65 inches)


Provenance

The collection of Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive (1725-1774)
Thence by descent at Walcot Hall, until sold circa 1935
Private Collection, UK since circa 1935

Reference - N01.22