#54 18th C. Reverse Painting on Glass

This exquisite large 18th century reverse painting on glass in sepia tones depicts a fisherman on a bridge as another figure watches, while a man pulls a fishing net from the water on the nearby bank. The background is paper. The mount is gilded copper. Similar buttons are shown in Epstein and Safro’s “Buttons,” pg. 34. Heavy copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $600-1500.