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A set of 4 Chinese pith pictures of musicians

Code: 230401B


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A set of 4 Chinese pith pictures of women musicians dating from the late 19th/early 20th century.   The women are playing :

  • 3-stringed banjo (sanxian)
  • Reed organ  (sheng)
  • Handclappers (ban) and small gong (xialolo)
  • Cymbals (bo)


​The colours are fresh in all the pictures.


Condition:  The pith sheets are in largely undamaged condition – in particular the painted figures are in very good condition - though there is browning and foxing throughout.  There are a couple of small holes in the banjo picture and in the reed organ picture. Please see photographs.

Size: framed pictures 31cm x 22 ½cm  (12¼” x 8 ¾ “).

A set of 4 Chinese pith pictures of musicians