9 November 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 8,125
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 3,000
A COLLECTION OF CHINESE ART REFERENCE BOOKS AND AUCTION CATALOGUES
The group comprises: Christie's and Sotheby's auction catalogues from the 1930s and 1960s; approximately 90 Chinese history, metalwork, art, and paintings reference books, including Zuan zu ying hua, tapestries and embroideries of the Sung, Yu¨an, Ming and Ch'ing dynasties, treasured by the Manchoukuo National Museum, Mukden, and Die Chinesischen Handschriften und Sonstigen Kleinfunde Sven Hedins in Lou Lan, August Conrady, 1920, with a handwritten inscription to "To His Excellency Tsing Tsung Kien" signed "Sven Hedin".
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Property from the Library of a Mid-West American scholar of Chinese Art .