Late 19th century Chinese Export skeleton leaf from a Sacred Fig Tree, with hand painted flowers and butterfly.
Late 19th century Chinese Export skeleton leaf from a Sacred Fig Tree, with hand painted flowers and butterfly.
Late 19th century Chinese Export skeleton leaf from a Sacred Fig Tree, with hand painted flowers and butterfly.

Chinese Export Painted Leaf Picture

 

Late 19th century Chinese Export skeleton leaf from a Sacred Fig Tree, with hand painted flowers and butterfly.

 

These leaves were varnished and then finely hand painted for the flourishing export trade.

 

The leaf is in excellent condition although it appears that the tip may have detached before varnishing and framing.  With original paper backing.

 

In an early 20th ebonised frame (some damage) and under glass.

 

Overall size: 6" x  7.5"     15cm  x  19cm

 

Ref:  511

 

£85

 

Late 19th century Chinese Export skeleton leaf from a Sacred Fig Tree, with hand painted flowers and butterfly.
Late 19th century Chinese Export skeleton leaf from a Sacred Fig Tree, with hand painted flowers and butterfly.