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A CHINESE SCHOOL PAINTING OF A TEA WAREHOUSE, CIRCA 1800 - 1820

£ 12,000

Reference
1841
£12,000
Depicting Chinese and European merchants engaged in the manufacture, sale and purchase of tea, a junk in the background.

Originally from an album of twelve views of the growing and processing of tea depicting a tea Hong at Canton. A junk in the background would transport the tea to a western vessel at Whampoa Anchorage.

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Provenance Martyn Gregory, London, 2002
Literature A similar painting is illustrated by Carl L Crossman, The Decorative Arts of the China Trade, Woodbridge, 1997, pg. 440-441, image 12.