Asian & Ethnographic
18th Century Ottoman Embroidered Textile
China Trade Reverse Painting on Glass Portrait of a Young Woman with Pink Flower, late 19th century. Depicting a dark haired young woman rendered in entirely in white, symbolic of her purity and chastity. She is wearing a white wide rimmed hat and thin white garment with several strands of pearls draped around her neck and several bracelets around each wrist and large colorful earrings. She holds a pink carnation against her heart, symbolic of her betrothal or recent marriage. Period frame has wood backing with two horizontal metal bands. Glass: 19 1/2 × 13 1/2 in.; framed: 22 3/4 × 16 3/4 in.