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ANONYME Manuscrit illustré de dessins originaux et composé de deux parties "La Porcelaine de Chine" et "Le Bronze chinois"


Manuscrit illustré de dessins originaux et composé de deux parties "La Porcelaine de Chine" et "Le Bronze chinois"

Paris 1888, 18x23cm, relié.

Manuscript with original drawings and made up of two parts, “Chinese Porcelain” and “Chinese Bronze”
Paris 1888 | 18 x 23 cm | contemporary half shagreen

Manuscript entitled “Chinese Porcelain”, with numerous original drawings in and hors texte, in black and white and color, some full-page on delicate bits of China paper and stuck in to illustrate text or on occasional leaves of thick paper.
The text is also enriched with a plate from Racinet's Costume historique (1888), as well as a printed page from the same text. This is a made-up volume from several texts: Octave de Sartel, La Porcelaine de Chine (1881), Stanislas Julien, Histoire et fabrication de la porcelaine chinoise (1856), Maurice Paléologue, L'Art chinois (1887) and Louis Figuier, Les Merveilles de l'industrie (1873). One final part on Chinese bronze comes from Paléologue's L'Art chinois. All the drawings are after the illustrations in the above mentioned works, and are often heightened in watercolors.
The entire manuscript is in black ink on squared paper, in a fine and careful hand.
Contemporary half brown shagreen over paper boards, richly decorated spine in six compartments, multiple blind-ruled fillets to covers, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, top edge gilt. Corners bumped and a little rubbed.
Table of contents at end.
A very rare and important manuscript combining studies of Chinese art at the end of the 19th century, carefully executed and plentifully illustrated by a talented amateur. 

2 500 €

Réf : 73849



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