Title Album of a Dozen Chinese Watercolors of Ships and Boats on Pith Paper
Binding Hardcover. Silk pastedown.
Book Condition Good
Seller ID 005511
N.d., 19th century. Oblong, 13 by 16.5 cm. Wonderful luminous coloring, with small people, waterfowl and waves represented as well as a wide variety of Chinese boats, from junks and houseboats to impressive galleons. The pith paper has the typical scattered tears, chips and losses. Edge wear, slight tattering and soiling of the silk. Still all the pictorial representations are intact, bright and visually exciting.