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Lot 1: Five Chinese Export Eglomise Pictures
by Keno Auctions
January 31, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Property of a New England Collector Five Chinese Export Reverse Paintings on Glass Months of the Year, c. 1795 Includes: January, February, April, May and June Oil on glass 14 x 12 inches each Estimate: $10,000-20,000 Provenance: Descended in the Howland family of New York City to the present owner.
Condition Report: Each appears to retain its original frame and back board. Crack measuring approximately 6 inches in lower left corner of May, and missing piece of glass measuring approximately 2 x 3 ¾ in bottom left corner of January. Some paint losses to dark blue spandrels on each.
Provenance: Descended in the Howland family of New York City to the present owner.
Dimensions: 14 x 12 inches each
Medium: Oil on glass