China Trade School, The Hongs of Hong Kong with International Ships

Chinese, early-mid 19th century. Oil on canvas, housed in an ebonzied and parcel gilt frame. A view of the bustling Hong Kong Harbor with Hongs on the hills in the background and international ships, including American, British, French, and Dutch ships; 17 x 23 in. (sight).

Provenance:Property from the Descendants of Bertha Benkard Rose, Oyster Bay, NY and Tucson, AZ


Craquelure throughout, including paint split towards upper left corner, showing a thin line of bare canvas. Repaired tear (about 6.5 in. long) visible from the back of canvas and front also, located just above the hilltop line, showing in-painting under UV light. Framed under glass, with some wear to the frame, including dents and gilt losses.

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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