Chinese export oil of the Hongs of Canton, estimate $3000-5000 at Bruneau & Co.

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It includes numerous trade ships in the harbour at Canton (modern-day Guangdong) and the Spanish, American, British and Dutch flags flying from the warehouses where trade between the West and China was conducted from 1757-1842.

The scene was popular in China Trade paintings from the mid-18th century, with this one dating from c.1830 showing the buildings rebuilt after the catastrophic fire of November 1822.

The pendant picture showing shipping on the Pearl River is offered separately with a guide of $2000-3000. Both come from a Newport, Rhode Island, estate.