24 June 2009
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
FUNG, H.K. The Shop Signs of Peking. Peking: Chinese Painting Association of Peking, 1931.
Oblong 2o (252 x 336 mm). 18 leaves of plates containing 101 hand-colored illustrations (tiny marginal repair to first plate). Original cloth-backed brocade boards, tied.
LIMITED EDITION, one of 100 copies only. A beautifully colored book showing the signs used by Chinese shopkeepers to advertise their trade. They are colored in gold, silver and colors. Each sign is accompanied by a description in English and Chinese. SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN SUCH FINE CONDITION.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Ahead of Christie's inaugural European Paintings auction on 31 October, Arne Everwijn discusses Courbet’s radical nudes
Christie’s Islamic Art specialist Xavier Fournier explains all you need to know about these exquisite embroidered panels