Jun 03, 2014 - Sale 2352

Sale 2352 - Lot 205

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
EXCEPTIONAL DRAWINGS (CHINA.) An album of Taoist deities and legendary figures in elaborate costume. 56 fine gouaches, some heightened with gum arabic, shell gold or silver. Large 4to, 350x290 mm, contemporary full calf, spine fully split, disbound; numbered in ink manuscript, evidently missing a few drawings, four drawings extracted and mounted in very attractive 22k gold frames. Accompanied by small paper labels with titles in romanized Chinese and Spanish. should be seen. [China, circa 1810]

Additional Details

For very similar albums see the Philip Robinson Sale, Part II, lots 24 and 181.