Current List 209A

2012 ANTIQUES: CHINESE ARTS AUCTION RECORDS 2011.1.1-2011.12.31: (PAINTING AND CALLIGRAPHY)
2012 Gudong Paimai Nianjian: Shuhua 2012 拍賣年鑒 : 書畫.

Aiko Gyoso (Maekawa Bunzo comp.):
- KAIGAI IBUN
(Strange Information from Overseas) 海外异聞.

Akisato Rito:
- SHINSEN NIWATSUKURI DEN: TSUKIYAMA SANSHUI ISHIGUMI SONOO YAEGAKI
(Newly Compiled Account of the Creation of Gardens) 新撰庭作傳 。 秋里大人 原著.

ANYUE SHIKU YUANJUEDONG BAOHU YANJIU
Conservation and Research for Yuanjuedong of Anyue Grottos 安岳石窟圓覺洞保護研究.

Arce, Dr. Jose; drawings by Schiff:
- DE BUENOS AIRES A SHANGHAI

Argence, Rene-Yvon Lefebvre d':
- CHINESE JADES IN THE AVERY BRUNDAGE COLLECTION

ARS ORIENTALIS VOLUME 34

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

Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology, Beijing University:
- QUANLI YU XINYANG: LIANGZHU YIZHI QUN KAOGU TEZHAN
Power in Things: New Perspectives on Liangzhu (Special Exhibition of Archaeological Finds From the Liangzhu Site) 權力與信仰 : 良渚遺址群考古特展.

AUSPICIOUS ORNAMENTAL JADES
A Wanyu Shanfang Collection of Qing Jades


ZZPAM1
PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM OF (INNER) MONGOLIA AND CHINA. N.p., n.d. [1919]. 127 original b/w photographs, the large majority measuring 8x13 cm or 13x8 cm. 22x30 cm. Stitched. Silk-covered boards with wear to edges.
GBP 3,000.00
An interesting album of a trip to Inner Mongolia and Peking around 1919. We understand that the photographer was German. The album is unusual in that it ventures well outside the normal venues for photography of the period. It is the first time we have seen an album from this period (indeed any album!) that shows photography presumably taken in Inner Mongolia. The first two-thirds of so of the album illustrates a journey taken by horse and car around towns, villages, scenery and sites that include people in Mongolian dress, camels, yurts etc. We say Inner Mongolia because the scenery is more hilly than Mongolia proper and, towards the end of this section of the album, there are pictures of beacon towers and ruined sections of the Great Wall, followed by pictures of a pass in the Great Wall (possibly Gubeikou) before the album devotes its final third to photographs taken in and around Peking, in particular, a visit to, with much photography of, the Summer Palace. The first photograph in the album is a portrait of a man with the initials W. W. and the date of 1919 in the photograph. He travelled with a couple of male companions who feature in a good number of the images. The journey seemed to be for purposes of sightseeing and exploration. Rifles appear in a couple of photographs. They were presumably carried for purposes of security rather than hunting as there are no pictures of shot animals. The party used horses for most of the Mongolian part of the trip although there are a few photographs of splendid old cars which may have been used at some point - despite the terrain?!. Of other interest is a photograph of a collision between two trains, pictures of local people and a camel compound. The photographs of their visit to the Summer Palace are interesting in that the visit was taken before the Palace was opened to the general public. In all, a a total of 127 original black-and-white photographs, mostly either landscape 8x13 cm, or portrait format 13x8 cm. A few smaller photographs. The album generally in good condition, some wear, rubbing and fading to the silk-covered boards. A couple of tears to the paper pages of the album but no photographs affected. The photographs generally well-composed and in good to fine condition with good definition, a couple of blemishes and blurs to just a few images. Very rare given the unusual content.
Subjects: Photography
Item 53 in List 209.
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