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A RARE CHINESE 'TEA PRODUCTION' PAINTING, TINGQUA, GUAN LIANCHANG (1809-1870)

£ 125,000

Reference
1548
£125,000
Ink and colour on paper depicting various stages of the preparation and production of tea, with plantations in the background and figures sampling, packing, carrying and storing tea in the middle ground and foreground. The doorway inscribed with 'Specialising in Various Types of Renowned Teas'

With original frame, signed Tingqua in the lower foreground
More Information
Year Circa 1800 - 1899
Provenance The Berry Collection, Australia
Literature A similar example, although missing the Tingqua signature, was sold at Christie's New York, 25th January 2011, lot 234 for $116,500
Condition In good condition