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    A Beautiful Chinese Fore-Edge Painting with a Landscape Scene

    [Fore-Edge Painting]. Asing Li Piao Ti Hui Yao. [N.p., n.d., ca. 1650].

    Octavo (approximately 10.75 x 7 inches). With a beautiful fore-edge painting (by Like Hung Li) in vertical aspect. Chinese characters appear in the upper left corner, and with a scene of a mountain and village in the background. There are trees and a bridge at the bottom. There are three signatures in red on this painting, which indicate that this painting may have been done in the nineteenth century. With a neat, lengthy inscription in English on the first page.

    Bound in the Chinese-style flexible wrapper of dark blue with gold. Text a bit toned with some dampstaining; several of the strings on the binding have sprung. Overall, very good. Enclosed in a brocade "puzzle" case with inner cover in three pieces which interlock, with white ivory clasps (lower board and rear panel of case have become detached, yet are still present.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2011
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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