Lot 83 of 399:
Shizhuzhai Jian pu 1952 edition - Chinese color woodcuts  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$2,040
Estimate:
$3,000 - $5,000

Title:
Shizhuzhai jian pu chuji (Ten Bamboo Studio Decorated Letter Paper)
Author:
Place:
Beijing
Publisher:
Rohgbaozhai
Date:
1952
Description:

4 volumes. Illustrated with 283 color woodblock prints. Text in Chinese. (4to) 31.5x21 cm (12¼x8¼") gold wrappers, paper cover labels, lettered in Chinese, housed in embroidered silk folding chitsu, with two bone clasps.

Originally compiled by the late Ming dynasty seal carver Hu Zhengyan (1584-1674), the work was first printed around 1644 on poetry-writing paper. It contains characters from the ancient classics and is augmented by blind stamping and printed in multiple colors. The techniques developed advanced the art of printing at the time. 

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Light wear to chitsu, else fine.
 
Item number:
311738
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