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Lot 258: CHINA. A GROUP OF 25 PHOTOGRAPHS, TOGETHER WITH 2 OF JAPAN (27)

China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection

by Sotheby's

November 7, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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  • CHINA. A GROUP OF 25 PHOTOGRAPHS, TOGETHER WITH 2 OF JAPAN (27)
  • CHINA. A GROUP OF 25 PHOTOGRAPHS, TOGETHER WITH 2 OF JAPAN (27)
  • CHINA. A GROUP OF 25 PHOTOGRAPHS, TOGETHER WITH 2 OF JAPAN (27)
  • CHINA. A GROUP OF 25 PHOTOGRAPHS, TOGETHER WITH 2 OF JAPAN (27)
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Description: 27 ALBUMEN PRINTS (average 194 x 240mm., or the reverse), including 10 signed in the negative by Thomas Child (some with dates ranging from 1875-87), and 2 hand-coloured of Japanese subjects, mounted on card, all but 4 images mounted recto only, some fading

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Provenance: Kwan Lau (b.1944); his sale: 'The Lau Collection of 19th Century Chinese and Japanese Photographs', Christie's London, 19 October 1994, lot 37 (part lot)

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