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2023 ANTIQUES: CHINESE ARTS AUCTION RECORDS 2022.1.1-2022.12.31
2023 Gudong Paimai Nianjian 2023 古董拍賣年鑑.

Addiss, Stephen:
- A JAPANESE ECCENTRIC: THE THREE ARTS OF MURASE TAIITSU
- JAPANESE PAINTINGS 1600-1900 FROM THE NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART

AFANG GONG KAOGU FAXIAN YU YANJIU
(Archaeological Discoveries and Research on the Afang Gong Palace) 阿房宮考古發現與研究.

Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum:
- CERAMICS IN NAGANO
The Living Art of Earth and Fire in the Mountains

Ako City Museum of History:
- TOKAIDO YOTSU KAIDAN AS SEEN IN BROCADE PRINTS

Ako Municipal Museum of Art:
- SUZUKI HYAKUNEN AND SUZUKI SHONEN
Artists Who Journeyed to Ako

Alber, Zofia-Maria:
- JAPANISCHE HOLZSCHNITTE AUS DEM NATIONALMUSEUM IN KRAKAU

Arapova, T:
- KITAISKII FARFOR V SOBRANII ERMITAJA...
(Chinese Porcelains in the Hermitage Collection: Late 14th - First Third of the 18th Century)

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria:
- UKIYO-E: GLIMPSES INTO THE FLOATING WORLD

Art Gallery of New South Wales:
- HANGA

Art Institute of Chicago; Wang Tao ed:
- MIRRORING CHINA'S PAST

Art Museum, Chinese University HK:
- JINYAO FENGHUA: MENGDIE XUAN CANG ZHONGGUO GUDAI JIN SHI
Radiant Legacy: Ancient Chinese Gold from the Mengdiexuan Collection 金曜風華 : 夢蝶軒藏中國古代金飾.

Asahi Shinbun:
- SHIN MANSHUKOKU YORAN: SHASHIN TO KAISETSU
(An Illustrated and Explanatory Guide to the New Manchukuo) 新滿洲國。寫真之解說.

Asia-Pacific Exposition Fukuoka '89:
- ROADS TO KYUSHU COMMUNICATION IN KYUSHU

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco:
- NAGASAKI AND YOKOHAMA PRINTS FROM THE RICHARD GUMP COLLECTION

Ataka Collection:
- ATAKA KOREKUSHION MEITO TEN - KORYO JICHO
(Exhibition of Korean Ceramics from the Ataka Collection)

- ATAKA KOREKUSHON RICHO MEIHIN TEN 1979
(Famous Korean Ceramics (Yi Period) from the Ataka Collection)

Avitabile, Gunhild:
- EARLY MASTERS

Ayers, John:
- THE BAUR COLLECTION - JAPANESE CERAMICS

Ayers, John et al:
- PORCELAIN FOR PALACES


ZZCEA2
CHINESE EXPORT ALBUM OF DRAWINGS DEPICTING THE PRODUCTION AND RETAILING OF SILK. N.p. (Canton?), n.d. (early 19th century). 120 full page black-and-white ink drawings. 28x29 cm. Original yellow paper covers with wear and loss.
GBP 10,000.00
Comprises 120 well-executed full page black-and-white ink drawings showing all the stages of the production, manufacture, distribution and sale of silk. Ranges from the planting of mulberry trees and their cultivation to the laying of eggs by the silk moths, the rearing of the silkworms, the selection of cocoons, the spinning of silk, the weaving of silk and the finished product to merchants selling objects made from silk. Each drawing inscribed with title in Chinese characters and English. The characters obviously done by a Chinese hand. Whilst the entire album is completely fascinating, it is perhaps the images of the weaving of various types of silk on looms that are most worthy of mention. The artist obviously drew these pictures from life and did so with accuracy. They are of great value for the study of the construction of such traditional looms and, given that there are people in each drawing, one can ascertain the scale and size.
  The execution and size of the drawings is comparable to a couple of other albums we have handled which presumably come from the same [Canton] workshop and possibly done by the same hand. The other albums depicted various trades and customs. These also had 120 drawings, were the same size and had yellow paper covers. This album is, however, extremely unusual in its dedicated focus on one industry - sericulture - testament to the importance of silk production in the traditional Chinese economy, both as a rural industry and for trade. In addition to being a 'China Trade' item, this work is a valuable visual record and reference of the traditional process of silk production in China in its entirety, unchanged for thousands of years. It is the most comprehensive and detailed visual work we have ever seen on the subject and is of much value for research purposes.
  We believe the previous albums we have handled which depict trade and customs as most likely being high-class tourist souvenirs for early visitors to China. The specific focus of this album makes it unlikely to be a tourist album and we wonder whether it was meant as an educational tool for expatriate employees of a western Hong in Canton.
  The drawings are bound in the original yellow paper covers which have much wear and loss. The album was then encased in red brocade-covered boards (probably for protection), these boards being worn and detached. The paper leaves and the drawings are in good condition.
  Despite extensive searching, we can find no record of anything as detailed or as extensive.
  Possibly a unique item.
  Images available on request.
Subjects: Painting Agriculture
Item 5 in List 209.
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