Feb 28, 2012 - Sale 2270

Sale 2270 - Lot 6

Price Realized: $ 7,800
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
Album containing 50 spectacularly hand-colored photographs of Japan, including landscapes, urban scenes, temples, occupationals, and geishas. Hand-colored mounted albumen prints, each approximately 7 1/2x10 inches (19.1x25.4 cm.), and the reverse, most with an inventory number and a caption, in English, in the negative; with the original tissue guards. Oblong folio, black lacquer covers with ivory inlay and gilt-highlights depicting figures in a boat fishing and fauna beneath the moon on the rear cover; leather backstrip, partially perished and detached; with an inscription and date, in ink, on the front free endpaper; all edges gilt. 1903