Victorian Chinese Lacquerwork Scrap and Sketch Album


112 pages, partially in French, variety of medium (including photographs, pressed flowers, gouach paintings, pencil and ink sketches, hand-coloured and plain engravings some with titles, silhouettes, facsimile signatures, lace-effect colour illustrated gilt card, gilt and colour calligraphy on vellum, hand-written prose, mourning correspondence), variety of subject matter (including Souvenirs, Memoirs, Sonnets, Inscriptions, Joyeaux Noel with gilt decoration), owner’s loose inserts (including correspondence, photographs), inscriptions to upper blank including “Belene Chavannes 1900”, very attractive collation,

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Author(s) Bugnion, Belene
Illustrator(s) N/A
Publisher(s) N/A
Published Date 1857, 1900
Signature Information N/A
Size 23.5 x 18.5 cms
Book Condition Slight rubbing and cracking to lacquer on boards, wear to spine edges with splits to joints, spine loosening from interior, some marks and tape stuck to endpapers with some foxing throughout, good condition
Jacket Condition N/A
Binding Black laquer papier-mache boards, upper board inlaid with mother-of-pearl and gilt colour illustration and gilt decoration to lower board, calf spine with gilt decoration and titles, all edges gilt, patterned gilt endpapers, coloured leaves