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  1. A group of four double-page engraved plates after Miccinelli and Costa. Sheet size: 70.5cm by 99cm. Mounted size: 81cm by 101cm.

  2. Each 54cm x 85cm; each faintly signed by the author.

  3. A set of 8 lithographs on Japon paper, hand-coloured in pochoir by Jean Saudé after designs by Charmaison.

  4. Group of six lithographs, hand-coloured in pochoir by Henri Reidel after Barbier, some with fully coloured backgrounds. Framed and glazed, 52 by 38.5cm.

  5. 10 albums, small oblong folio or folio (23 x 32 cm, or the reverse); 123 watercolour and gouache paintings on pith paper, some with captions and numbered (in Chinese characters and English), each mounted on paper with a pale blue silk border, each album with 'Tingqua' written in ink to upper flyleaf, some worming, stains and loss to paintings; uniformly bound in contemporary Chinese silk brocade with silk ties; housed in a contemporary Chinese silk brocade box (34.5 x 25 x 17 cm) with hinged lid and silk ribbon handles, box rather worn.

    The 10 albums comprise:
    1. Views of Canton, Whampoa, Bocca Tigris (Humen), and Macau (4)
    2. Portraits of the Emperor, Governor, Ambassador, General, and their spouses (12)
    3. The stages of life: birth, nursing, head shaving, school, marriage, exams, worship, at court, official travel, extended family, 60th birthday, death (12)
    4. Female occupations, including silk winding, embroidery, make up, clothes making, preparing hemp, dividing thread, weaving, and painting on silk (12)
    5. Scenes of women at leisure (6) and arrangements of flowers in baskets (6)
    6. Studies of flowers and insects (12)
    7. Studies of shells (6), and types of boats (6)
    8. Fishes (12
    9. Tea cultivation (12), and street traders (10)
    10. Chinese furniture and household objects (13)

  6. Set of 14 copper engraved plates, with beautiful contemporary hand colour (each 18 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches approx.), drawn by Gaetano Savorelli and Pietro Camporesi, engraved by J. Ottaviani.

  7. Pochoir plates by Barbier, framed and glazed, overall size: 22cm by 29.3cm. PRICE IS PER PLATE.

  8. Watercolour and gouache on pith paper, edged in turquoise silk ribbon and laid on paper; framed glazed and, overall size: 27 x 39.4 x 2 cm.

  9. A set of 10 watercolour and gouache studies on pith paper; one with a long horizontal closed tear. Contemporary red patterned silk binding; upper hinge broken and upper cover detached.

  10. Two watercolours on native paper within ruled borders depicting Chinese actors, one with an added caption in Chinese, upper right, each 70 x 55.5cm. Framed and glazed.



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