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Album 10 China Trade Paintings- Silk Production Process

Album 10 China Trade Paintings- Silk Production Process

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Trade Arts: Pre 1900: Item # 411982

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A 19th (nineteenth)century China trade album of 10 good sized export paintings. Each leaf shows a stage in the process of making silk... from boiling the cocoons, spinning out the individual strands, winding into a "spool", dying the silk, drying, and finally to the merchant who buys the finished spools. It is a cottage industry process.

Approximately 12" by 8" sight; 14.5" by 10.5" album. Hard cover is in a maroon oriental brocade. The pith paper leaves have some edge losses as shown. Pictures pretty much intact.

Most such albums have been broken up long ago.