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Painted glazed paper leaf with peepholes across top. Obverse: Chinese scene of plant, man and woman at table left, dodo and tree center, flowering tree and two men right; gilt details and peephole borders. Reverse: simple chinoiserie tree, purple peephole borders. Narrow gilt band at top....

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Credit Line

Oldham Collection

Dutch, About 1775


51 cm (20 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Paper leaf, wood sticks; painted, glazed, gilt, lacquered


Textiles and Fashion Arts