A classical Chinese silk painting of a Chinese figure, seated in front of an incense burner seemingly praying , wearing silk robes. The painting in gold and black silk thread within a white silk ground with a black lacquered frame. Painting by a Chinese artist, ca. 1850.
Condition: Some amount of staining on the white ground silk fabric, scratches to the lacquered frame, tear on backing support paper, otherwise in good antique condition. Size including frame: 14inches tall x 19inches wide. A Rare find. Sold as Seen.
Silk painting refers to the practice of applying paint to silk textiles. Silk is a fine fiber made from the filaments of silkworm cocoons. Chinese artisans and practitioners traditionally make silk paintings by using a stone to smooth out the surface of the silk. Once primed, the silk was adorned with designs rendered in colorful mineral pigments or black ink (often made from soot and an animal-based adhesive).
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