Ten Bamboo Studio(Shizhu Zhai Jian Pu)  1952
Lot 3118
Ten Bamboo Studio (Shizhu Zhai Jian Pu) 1952
Sold for US$ 4,000 inc. premium
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Ten Bamboo Studio(Shizhu Zhai Jian Pu)  1952 Ten Bamboo Studio(Shizhu Zhai Jian Pu)  1952 Ten Bamboo Studio(Shizhu Zhai Jian Pu)  1952 Ten Bamboo Studio(Shizhu Zhai Jian Pu)  1952
Lot Details
Ten Bamboo Studio (Shizhu Zhai Jian Pu) 1952
Woodblock prints, ink and color on paper, four volumes, in a clothbound slipcase, Beijing, Rongbaozhai, 1952.
12 1/2in (30cm) high

Footnotes


  • 十竹齋箋譜 雕版印刷 四卷 一九五二年作

    Originally compiled by the late Ming dynasty seal carver Hu Zhengyan (1584-1674), this collection of decorated letter papers was re-issued by Zheng Zhenduo in the 1930's. Offered here, the 1952 reprint is a faithful facsimile of the seventeenth century edition, even incorporating the blind-stamping technique of gauffrage (gonghua 拱花 "embossed design" or "arched pattern") where a dry woodblock is pressed into the paper to create a subtle, low-relief design. On the 1952 edition, Jan Tschichold remarked "the finest issue. An incomparably perfect facsimile; the best printed book of modern times anywhere."

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that in the online catalog, the footnote should also clarify that "another copy from the same edition was sold in these rooms September 12, 2012, lot 2105."
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