Lot 151: (CHINESE ART / DESIGN.) Fung, H. K. The Shop Signs of Peking.
December 1, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: (CHINESE ART / DESIGN.) Fung, H. K. The Shop Signs of Peking. 101 hand-colored illustrations of shopkeepers'' signs advertising various trades, with silver and gold highlighting, each with Chinese and English captions, on 18 leaves. Small oblong folio, 260x330 mm; 10 1/4x13 inches, original cloth-backed patterned-paper boards with embroidered silk corners and hand-written cover label (likely a replacement), fastened with cord in oriental style, only very mild wear including some wear and foxing to endpapers, some offsetting from oxidation of metallic paint. Contemporary owner''s (or publisher''s gift?) inscription with Chinese monogram stamp on title-page. first edition. one of only 100 unnumbered copies of this scarce work. Peking: Chinese Painting Association of Peking, 1931