No date. (circa1920). Stock ID #154536
Fifty one delicate full page Chinese watercolours (13.7 x 21.7cm) attractively rebound in light blue patterned silk boards (14.6 x 22.2cm). 9cm tear causing loss at lower edge of final leaf professionally repaired with Japanese paper, small tear with 3cm loss one other leaf, few other minor closed tears affecting margin only, some occasional spotting but generally very good. Each of the delicate painting in this delightful album are captioned in Chinese and range across a variety of aspects of Chinese life. The watercolours include scenes from a wedding, the birth and early life of a child, scenes from a career of a military officer, a painting showing the publication of the successful candidates in Imperial examination system, New Year celebrations, cultivation and harvesting of rice and images from both tea and silk production. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 154536).