I have burn tested a single strand from the edge of the image work and it is quickly friable, thus indicating silk rather than cotton. It is somewhat of an open weave as can be seen from the photographs.Overall 171.5 cm x 48.2 cm or 67 ½ x 19. Image 87.5 cm x 39.5 cm or 34 ½ x 15 ½.
Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper after the original The Qianlong Emperor Viewing Paintings, 1746c. 1750, by Giuseppe Castiglione (Chinese name Lang Shining, 16881766) and Ding Guanpeng fl. The'original' hangs in The Palace Museum, Beijing. We can deliver to Hong Kong if instructed.We have sought an opinion on this piece but have been unable to receive unanimous agreement. This comes as no surprise since this is a somewhat unusual, although not unique, piece. We believe (without liability or warrantee) that this is a copy of a masterwork by a student.
There is a seal, lower right which we cannot see on the original work. This is common practice even now. We support that this is probable. We have also explored the possibility, which started out as probability, that this is a 20c tourist copy. Based on experience this piece neither feels nor smells like such a piece.We can arrange a skype viewing via snowpinelondon, based on UK time or via facebook messenger, again by arrangement. If you have any further requirements please make contact. This item will be Datataged for mutual security. You will be asked to agree to this prior to dispatch. Pace cadets and intergalactic flyers are reminded that we started in business around 1970 so no lowball ofers please. Unless otherwise stated please note that. Frames and mounts are offered as used and of no commercial value.
We do not use economy couriers such as Yodel or Hermes unless otherwise stated in our listing. Welcome to Elegant Possessions, We have been involved in art business since about 1970. Elegantpossessions is a trading name of Snowpine Limited a UK registered Limited Company, number 1604877.
Our registered office is 15-19 Cavendish Pl. Our VAT number is GB 645 0972 27. This is not only environmentally friendly but keeps down the high cost of new packaging. Ref: Incoterms® 2010 Delivered at Place DAP named place. We DO NOT alter the invoice value.Most of our goods are NOT NEW and WE point out any defects as far as is reasonably possible. The item "Chinese scroll painting after Qianlong Emperor Study after Giuseppe Castiglione" is in sale since Thursday, January 28, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Paintings/Scrolls". The seller is "activity_chest_and_elegant_possessions" and is located in Radlett. This item can be shipped worldwide.