Dec 08, 2016 - Sale 2434

Sale 2434 - Lot 254

Price Realized: $ 4,940
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(CHINA.) Album of 45 mounted trade watercolor drawings on pith paper, representing botanical subjects, fish, processional costume and props, opium consumption and acts of corporal punishment. 4to, 12 3/4x11 inches, full contemporary green crushed morocco, spine in six compartments with gilt with floral devices, black morocco lettering piece, inlaid gilt morocco doublures incorporating a white iris motif, silk moire endpapers, upper cover detached, extremities lightly rubbed; first few mounts very slightly dampstained, few images with minimal cracking or scuffing, two images with small loss and reinstatement, some with moderate to heavy spotting. [China, late 19th century]