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  1. 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)

    £60,000
  2. Pochoir plates by Barbier, framed and glazed, overall size: 22cm by 29.3cm. PRICE IS PER PLATE.

    £375
  3. 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.

    £5,000
  4. Mezzotints on laid paper, good impressions.

    £8,000
  5. lithograph on silk, 510 x 320mm (20 x 12½ inches)., some very light dust soiling, otherwise near fine; mounted, ready for framing, 630 by 450mm (24¾ by 17¾ inches).

    £250
  6. Etchings with original hand colouring and gold highlights, with titles in French and a German descriptive title of the image, numbered 1-12 in bottom right corners; occasional light foxing, plates 11 & 12 (November and December) bottom right corners a bit damaged and plate 9 (September) toned. Framed and glazed, overall size: 39 by 27.7cm.

    £6,500
  7. A series of 9 watercolours, each framed and glazed, overall size: 440 by 633mm (17¼ by 25 inches). These charming watercolours include drawings of champagne flutes, trays, teapots, gravy boats, plates, coffee pots and sugar bowls. All the drawings use a base of various shades of black, white and grey to represent the bulk of the piece. The smaller details are vividly coloured, such as the gilt tint of the inner parts, the light blue reflection of crystal, the brown of teapot handles and the pink, green and yellow of the refined and lively motives covering one of the tea sets. Each has a caption written in German giving a description of the item, including its weight and series number. All of the pieces are adorned with beautiful motives representing flowers, curved lines, laurels and ancient patterns.

    £12,500
  8. Two sheets (47 x 63 cm.) depicting porcelain services in watercolour on an egg-shell blue background (linen-backed), each sheet showing up to nine designs, each sheet with the stamp of Georges Martel, the designs captioned in ink manuscript with updated price labels. Framed and glazed. Dimensions: 77 by 61cm.

    £4,500
  9. Two sheets (47 x 63 cm.) depicting porcelain services in watercolour on an egg-shell blue background (linen-backed), each sheet showing up to nine designs, each sheet with the stamp of Georges Martel, the designs captioned in ink manuscript with updated price labels. Framed and glazed. Dimensions: 77 by 61cm.

    £4,500
  10. Two sheets (47 x 63 cm.) depicting porcelain services in watercolour on an egg-shell blue background (linen-backed), each sheet showing up to nine designs, each sheet with the stamp of Georges Martel, the designs captioned in ink manuscript with updated price labels. Framed and glazed. Dimensions: 77 by 61cm.

    £4,500
 

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