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Lot nr:339
Book nr:36139
Author:JOWETT, Hardy
Title:Chinese Costumes, Illustrations Hand Painted
Town:Peking
Publisher:Chinese Painting Association of Peiping
Year:(1932)
Description:Small folio (32 x 22 cm), illustrated with 24 hand-colored depictions of traditional Chinese clothing, each with a tissue guard with explanatory text. Bound in aqua silk with a floral silk-embroidered panel on the front board, and yellow silk brocade pastedowns, binding in excellent condition
Note:Scarce work showing costumes worn in a particular role, office or occasion, such as a funeral or wedding, during the Qing Dynasty. According to the Foreword of Hardy Jowett, each image is "authentic in detail and colour and wonderfully executed" and it offers "a standard portrayal of Costumes rapidly falling into disuse, some already so"
Price:€1200 - €1800
Sellingprice:€1700
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