Unusual relic of' tourism in China is this pair of Mirrors depicting Chinese hostesses/ beauties against a background illustration of a riverside scene . The pictures are paper prints which have been set behind ;brushouts' (see-through windows) in the mirrors.
I found this pair in a fleamarket in France and am uncertain of the derivation, since the women look to come from the '70's, when China was in the middle of Mao's revolution, if so the city is most likely HongKong, still under the British at that time. So one can presume the mirrors were made as publicity for the city, an exhibition or maybe an 'establishment' .
(Or I stand to be corrected by someone telling me these are actually from Shanghai in the 1930's - !)
Nevertheless very decorative and in good condition with some fading of the silvering at the edges where the mirror meets the frame... Each mirror measures 22 inches x 16
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