Chinese Export Pith Painting, butterfly & flowers, mid 19thc

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Delightful Chinese Export ‘Pith’ painting, with lifelike butterfly and flowering branch.
Mid 19th century

28cm
Staining and tearsto work, minor watermark to mount

‘Pith’ refers to the paper the work is on, which is actually made from the inner ‘pith’ of a young tongcao tree – first soaked, the pith was carefully cut into paper-thin strips, and then dried out flat.

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