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Reverse-painted mirror: M.34-1938

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Chinese School




Chinese reverse-painted mirror, made for the export market. A woman and a man seated at a table on a palace veranda playing a game (probably Go). Set in a river landscape with a servant to the right. In a carved European giltwood frame.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Cecil E. Byas, Esq. 1938

Place(s) associated

  • Guangzhou

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Byas, Cecil E.


18th Century, Mid
C. 1750 - 1800

School or Style

Chinese School

Components of the work

Frame composed of wood ( gilded)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: M.34-1938
Primary reference Number: 312330
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Audit data

Created: Friday 10 March 2023 Updated: Tuesday 14 March 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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