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Lot 155: (CHINESE ART.) Three Hundred Masterpieces of Chinese Painting in the Palace Museum.
December 1, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: (CHINESE ART.) Three Hundred Masterpieces of Chinese Painting in the Palace Museum. 6 volumes in 2 portfolios. Chinese and English text. Hundreds of tipped-in color plates and printed collotypes from the former Imperial Palace of the Ch''ing Dynasty. 437x317 mm; 17 1/4x12 1/2 inches, original Chinese sewn brocade silk wrappers; housed in two navy cloth folding cases with faux bone clasps, very mild foxing and rubbing; internally near fine but for some very gentle occasional foxing to fore edges. Taiwan, Taichung: National Palace Museum and National Central Museum 1959
Notes: inscribed and signed by one of the editors, Wang Shih-chieh, to State Department Secretary of the Chinese Embassy, Walter S. Robertson, in Volume 1, dated in the year of publication. First edition of a lavish set selected and compiled by an editorial committee of Joint Board of Directors of the National Palace Museum and the National Central Museum.