A rare pair of mid 18th century Chinese export reverse mirror paintings with bevelled edge depicting exotic birds and colourful flowers, each within a rococo giltwood frame carved with C-scrolls and acanthus leaf, having a shaped pierced apron and a shaped top crested with opposing ho-ho birds.

Literature: Illustrated:
Geoffrey Wills, English Looking-Glasses, 1965, p. 117, illus. 133-4.


  • Provenance

    Mallett, London, by repute.
    Private collection, South Africa.


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