Lot 344: A TWO-VOLUME CHINESE 'MIAO ALBUM' OF YUNNAN PROVINCE [QING DYNASTY]

Est: £60,000 - £80,000
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May 15, 2018, 10:00 AM BST
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Description: 2 volumes, folio (420 x 335mm.), 70 WATERCOLOUR PAINTINGS on silk of minority peoples (368 x 295mm.), and 10 WATERCOLOUR MAPS on silk, all mounted with silk borders and bound concertina-style, the paintings and maps with pen and ink captions in Chinese calligraphy, original decorative silk-covered boards, preserved in a later custom-made Japanese wooden box with lid, the box inscribed with Chinese characters : 'Wu Tian Zhi Tu' (Maps of the Five Directions) and an ink inscription 'Nagasaki, 1880 / 2 Books'
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."
Literature: cf. Woolley, N. Celestial Empire. Life in China 1644-1911 (National Library of Australia, 2016), p. 9
Provenance: Acquired in Japan in the late nineteenth century, "Nagasaki 1880 / 2 Books", ink inscription on lid of box; thence by descent in a private English country house collection; purchased by the present owner in 2015
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