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Believed early 20th Century possibly earlier

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  • Xupes Reference OR1206111
  • Age Believed early 20th Century possibly earlier
  • Condition The book is offered in fine original condition with only very minor wear and tear. The book retains excellent colour although on a couple of the pages the joins have partially split but probably from the sheer weight of the thick pages but this certainly does not detract. A very fine and rare example and a wonderful collectors piece!  View More Details



    Item is in unworn or unused condition and there are no visible imperfections.


    The item is in exceptional pre-owned condition and shows almost no signs of wear with very few imperfections.


    The item is in excellent pre-owned condition and shows minimal signs of wear with minor imperfections detailed in the condition report.

    Very Good

    The item is in very good condition and shows one or two noticeable signs of wear or patina relative to its age.


    The item is in good pre-owned condition and shows some general signs of wear or patina relative to its age.


    The item is in fair pre-owned condition and shows overall wear or patina relative to its age.

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  • We offer this exceptional Ex. Christies vintage cloth bound Japanese collection of watercolour images believed to date from the early 20th century or possibly earlier. The exquisite bound volume has a printed silk cover and back with a red silk ribbon attached to the front with title. The volume is made from layered hand-made art paper which form a fold out concertina with various fine watercolour images to either side. Each finely coloured image is applied to a double page with a title and further text around the margins and each has a signature and red seal mark. The book contains 12 double page images each shown in the images we attach to this listing. There is also a title page. The book comes with some provenance and was sold through Christies on 9th February 1982 Lot 157 and has its original auction insert. An exceptional and rare example and a wonderful collectors volume.

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