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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 363

    Chinese School, early 19th Century

    Study of Coffea Arabica

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    Chinese School, early 19th Century
    Study of Coffea Arabica
    inscribed 'Coffea Arabica/(Mocha Coffee-plant)' (upper left)
    pencil, watercolour and bodycolour with gum arabic watermark 'BUDGEN & WILMOTT 1812' and Strasburg Lily
    16 7/8 x 20½ in. (42.8 x 52.1 cm.)


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    Coffea arabica is believed to be the first species of coffee to be cultivated, being grown in south-west Arabia for well over 1,000 years. It is considered to produce better coffee than other major commerically cultivated species, such as Coffea canephora (Robusta).

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