Chinese watercolour from around 1850. Ficus, Anadara, Neritina, Buccinum , etc.
Item ID 70062
A fine watercolour depicting shells on pith paper. Oblong, 15.0 x 23.0 cm. Glass covered. In simple but elegant frame of 27.0 x 34.0 cm. Delicately water-coloured images of shells by an unknown artist. The genera are usually very recognizeable; species-level identification is less easy, but that of course has not been the aim of the artist. A few light spots are present; a few short, marginal tears in the paper, but not too distractive. A unique item.