11-17-2013 11-17-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2687B Boston
November 17, 2013 11:00 AMCalender
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Chinese Illustrated Manuscript on the Production of Tea, 19th Century.

$1,560$1,300
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2687B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 17, 2013 11:00AM

Description:

Chinese Illustrated Manuscript on the Production of Tea, 19th Century.
Small-format twelve-leaf book with gouache paintings depicting twelve steps of tea production, single signature, paintings on rice paper and mounted, approximately half of the mounted paintings with tears or breaks, with notes alluding to associations with Commodore Perry's grandchildren inside the front board, and inserted letter; bound in decorated paper over boards, worn, the ties at fore edge partially detached, 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.
Beginning with the harvest of tea, and ending with a gentleman enjoying a cup, this manuscript depicts the processes employed by the tea industry in the far east.
Estimate $300-500


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Keywords

Perry, Commodore