$2,200 or reasonable offer
A richly illustrated Chinese book with 10 silk paintings about the story of the red chamber. The features of this album are nothing less than remarkable, hand made paper with the paintings hand painted on very fine silk. The story is written in both Chinese and English, the typeface is the much older type dating to the 1930's. The album is handmade after the oriental fashion. The name of the artist is clearly advertised by seal chop, and is not a studio chop, which is featured on the strip on the front cover. The paintings are flawless, bright, with no smudging or discoloring of any kind, they are framed by a rich pattern cream silk. The book cover is in good condition, done in a rich very dark plum colored silk. There are no known copies of this bi-lingual painting album on the market. It is in excellent condition as featured here, the size is 8.5" x 6" (21 cm x 15.2 cm) and has a total of 10 painted illustrations measuring 6.25" x 4.5" (15.9 cm x 10.8 cm).