I'd love these on the wall at home but not to be! We believe these would have been done in the mid to late 1800's as 'export ' or tourist market pieces.....probably out of Hong Kong. Each one measures 9 1/4" x 7 3/4" in size. Just lovely things! Gouache or guache is an opaque watercolor paint consisting of pigment, water, a binding agent (usually dextrin or gum arabic), and sometimes additional inert material. Gouache is designed to be used with opaque methods of painting.
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