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Lot 832: CHINA -- RICE PAPER PITH PAINTINGS -- "THE LIFE OF AN OPIUM SMOKER from the

Old and Rare Books , Prints, Art & Architecture

by Burgersdijk & Niermans

November 16, 2016

2311 RW Leiden, Netherlands

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Description: CHINA -- RICE PAPER PITH PAINTINGS -- "THE LIFE OF AN OPIUM SMOKER from the time of his great opulence to the time of his utter misery". Canton, Wing Tai Hing, 19th c. 12 fine paintings in colour on rice paper depicting the life of an opium smoker. Sheet size 250 x 360 mm. Each drawing w. letterpress ti. beneath it, bordered w. blue silk ribbon and mounted on paper. In or. red silk album. (Spine & extremities of album a bit worn/dam., some minor foxing to the plates (plate 11 rather foxed), but hardly no dam. to the fragile rice paper).
Estimated Price: € 1000

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