3 Large Vintage Indian Reverse Glass Paintings Birds of Paradise. A lovely set of 3 Large Indian reverse glass paintings, All framed in art deco period frames. The technique of reverse glass painting reached India by way of the China Trade in the second half of the 18th century, and there flourished a brisk market for Chinese reverse glass paintings on the west coast of India. Indian artists learnt the technique soon after, and began producing reverse glass paintings reflecting Indian tradition.
These paintings became a cheap alternative to the decadent religious paintings which were popular in southern India at the time. Most Indian reverse glass paintings portray scenes and characters from Indian mythology, while some depict secular themes such as portraits of kings, nobles, courtesans and musicians. The paintings are characterized by their bold style, rich colours and subjects portrayed in opulence.Reverse glass paintings thrived in India until the mid-19th century. They look very impressive when displayed in a group. All approx 16.5cm x 12cm x 1cm combined weight 0.31kgs. The item "3 Antique Vintage Indian Reverse Glass Paintings Birds Of Paradise" is in sale since Tuesday, November 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "jonathand5657" and is located in Chelsea , London.
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