Wonderful Antique Folk Art Reverse Glass Painting of Flowers

Regular price $145.00

I LOVE this naive reverse glass painting of flowers, which verges into the realm of total abstraction, and also, for me at least, evokes a cluster of seaweeds and corals as much as it does a floral arrangement. I know that reverse glass painting was taught to young women in the first half of the 19th century and then became widely popular as a decorative art from about 1850 to 1890; I am not certain the date on this one, but 19th century for sure. And while not so often the case, this particular example I think holds all the charm of fraktur watercolors; really charming. 

Minor paint loss as detailed, but overall excellent condition, and sold, as found, in a nice antique solid wood frame, wired on the back for hanging--and I would hang it just as it is straight away.  Framed: 14 1/2" x 12 1/2". Glass measures approx 12 1/2" x 9 1/8" (visible area as framed is 10 1/16" x 8 1/8".)