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    Sale 1957

    Chinese Export Art

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 111

    CHINESE SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY**

    VIEWS OF THE CHINA COAST (A SET OF THREE)

    Price Realised  

    CHINESE SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY**
    VIEWS OF THE CHINA COAST (A SET OF THREE)
    Ink and colors on paper, framed
    12½ x 21 3/8 in. (31.8 x 54.3 cm.) (3)


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    Finely rendered views of Hong Kong Island and Victoria harbor, of the Canton waterfront, and of Whampoa anchorage, the folly fort visible at center, flanked by the 'bankshalls' where Western trading companies stored their goods. Each view including numerous Western flags; the three together representing iconic sites for any 19th century China trader.