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 [ART NOUVEAU]., [ART NOUVEAU]. Documents d'art décoratif. Trente planches en couleuers et en noire. Paris, Librairie Renourd, H. Laurens (ca 1910).
[ART NOUVEAU].
[ART NOUVEAU]. Documents d'art décoratif. Trente planches en couleuers et en noire. Paris, Librairie Renourd, H. Laurens (ca 1910).
. Folio. Thirty mounted plates, of which sixteen in colour, on thick card board. As issued loose in original cloth-backed illustrated portfolio with cotton ties. Title page slightly browned but otherwise in excelllent condition. First edition. A collection of various Art Nouveau designs for ceramics, decorative panels, jewellery, furniture, silver and ironworks, jewellery, etc made by renowned artists at the time including Roubille, Brandt, Bacard, Daurat, Bacard and Ségaud. Moreover, there are many textile patterns from this period which dates back to previous centuries. Some of the plates were also published in "Documents de décoration moderne" issued about 1900.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 100760
€  750.00 [Appr.: US$ 849.09 | £UK 637.5 | JP¥ 96068]
Catalogue: Art Nouveau
Keywords: Art Nouveau, art nouveau, jugend, design, exploration, france, french, decoratif, decoration, konst, art, textiles, textile,

 [CHINA - WOOD PANEL WITH ANCIENT COINS AND CHARMS]., China, probably end of 18th century.
[CHINA - WOOD PANEL WITH ANCIENT COINS AND CHARMS].
China, probably end of 18th century.
. Wooden panel (59 x 35 cm) with 25 bronze casts of ancient Chinese coins and amulets inserted. A solid piece of wood with small scratches and minor wear, parts of old Chinese label on reverse. Mounted in a later wooden frame. The collection shows examples of old coins and charms in the shape of spades, knives, rings, and two large symbolic figures: a horse and two birds in a tree. China was one of the first countries to use metal coinage and its ancient coin history can be traced back more than two thousand years. The Chinese also produced "coin-like" charms and talismans which were used to suppress evil spirits and to bring "good luck" or "good fortune". During the Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BC) some of the first forms of money were cast in the shapes of tools, for example as spades, shovels or knives. Thereafter the "round money" appeared and during the Han Dynasty a round shaped coin named "wu zhu" was introduced. It was minted for more than 700 years from 118 BC to 618 AD. This panel contains nine spade-shaped coins or charms which we believe are the earliest examples in the collection. Two pieces have the knife shape. Three large examples of "open charms" are included with illustrations of a dragon, the zodiac and the eight trigrams. In addition there are seven pieces of different kinds of round coins or charms and two pendant charms, all decorated with different characters and symbols. We believe that the panel dates from the latter part of the 18th century and sits firmly in the context of the Emperor QianlongÕs unequalled obsession with Chinese history, art and literature. Reigning from 1735 to 1796, he created and conserved unparalleled collections of all ages and aspects of Chinese culture while honouring Manchu and Confucian traditions. This panel, with a patina consistent with its (likely) date, was probably used as a teaching aid, and reflects the EmperorÕs interest in promoting and preserving the glories and utility of the Chinese past. A most unusual and impressive work.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 120566
€  4200.00 [Appr.: US$ 4754.92 | £UK 3569.5 | JP¥ 537982]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, china, chine, chinese, kina, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, teaching, charms, amulets, coins, currency, history, numismatic, exploration,

 [HAMMARSKJÖLD, DAG / PHOTOGRAPHS].,  [A collection of original photographs from the United Nations Press Department documenting Hammarskjöld's time as General Secretary]. (New York) 1953-1961.
[HAMMARSKJÖLD, DAG / PHOTOGRAPHS].
[A collection of original photographs from the United Nations Press Department documenting Hammarskjöld's time as General Secretary]. (New York) 1953-1961.
. Dag Hammarskjöld, a Swedish economist and diplomat who served as the second Secretary-General of the United Nations 1953-61. He died in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia on his way to cease-fire negotiations during the Congo Crisis. He was awarded a posthumous Nobel Prize.This collection contains 22 photos (25.4 x 20.5 cm) of Hammarskjöld's time in office including photos from different UN Security Council meetings, press conferences and assemblies, and others from his official visits to Burma, Thailand, Congo and India. The photos have printed captions on the reverse. Another 29 photos were taken at his New York suite at the UN headquarters just days after his plane crash. The photos illustrate the conference room, his office, the social areas and a private area, all elegantly decorated with contemporary furniture, notable pieces of art, and his collection of books. The UN has one of the world's finest art collections with contributions from its member States. Hammarskjöld refined the collection with works of art that would coincide with the UN's vision of a world at peace. Provenance: Count Wilhelm Hans Fredrik Wachtmeister (1923-2012), who served as the Swedish ambassador to the United States between 1974 and 1989. He is included in a photo taken during Hammarskjöld's visit to India in 1959 when W. served as his personal secretary.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 120937
€  1400.00 [Appr.: US$ 1584.97 | £UK 1190 | JP¥ 179327]
Catalogue: Travel general
Keywords: Travel general, photographs, photos, united nations, america, american, diplomat, diplomacy,

 [NONOMURA, CHUBE / OGATA, KÍRIN]:,  Ehon K›rin (K›rin Patterns). Three volumes (complete). Ky›to, Suma Kanbe, early 19th century (ca 1800-30).
[NONOMURA, CHUBE / OGATA, KÍRIN]:
Ehon K›rin (K›rin Patterns). Three volumes (complete). Ky›to, Suma Kanbe, early 19th century (ca 1800-30).
. An album (24.3 x 17.7 cm) containing 95 b/w woodblock-printed designs of plants and animals in the "K›rin style". Lvs 16; 16; 17, double folded in the Japanese fashion. Includes two prefaces and one colophon. Ex-ownership red stamps. Text in Japanese. Original wrappers, with some minor wear, printed paper labels on covers. Housed in cloth slipcase. We believe this sketch book is a reproduction of a work titled "K›rin Ehon Michi Shirube" by the artist Nonomura Chube published in 1735. Nonomura issued several design manuals (edehon) influenced by the Rinpa school master Ogata K›rin (1658-1716). The Rinpa is a style within Japanese art based on nature which was developed during the 17th century. The typical K›rin patterns are characterised by simplified forms with prominent and smooth outlines. A well-preserved album with charming designs of animals, insects, flowers and plants.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 121081
€  800.00 [Appr.: US$ 905.7 | £UK 680 | JP¥ 102473]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, illustrated, woodblock, designs, patterns, manual, rinpa,

 
[LAMM, CARL ROBERT]:
Illustrated catalogue of the Very Notable Collection of Carl Robert Lamm, Näsby Castle (near Stockholm), Sweden. New York, 1923.
. Large 8vo. pp. (xvi), 412, (1). With many illustrations. Original printed wrappers bound in somewhat later half morocco on marbled boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, u.e.g., lightly rubbed. Bookplate (Axel Rydén J:or). Impressive catalogue of Carl Robert Lamm's art collection (997 items) sold at the American Art Galleries in New York through his representative Ruth Teschner. With neat annotations in pencil of buyers and hammer prices throughout. Carl Robert Lamm (1856-1938), a Swedish engineer, industrialist and collector of art. His collection comprises paintings, oriental rugs, tapestry, armour, furniture, bronzes, and more. Among others Frederick Martin, a well-known art expert, assisted Lamm in his collecting. Carl Robert Lamm is the father of Carl Johan, the renowned expert on Islamic glass.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 121131
€  650.00 [Appr.: US$ 735.88 | £UK 552.5 | JP¥ 83259]
Catalogue: Design
Keywords: Design, art, konst, auction, collection,

 [PéRE CASTOR]., Jeux de Formes. Compostitions de Serge Wischnevsky. Paris, Ernest Flammarion, 1934.
[PéRE CASTOR].
Jeux de Formes. Compostitions de Serge Wischnevsky. Paris, Ernest Flammarion, 1934.
. 4to. (23.7 x 28 cm). Pp. 24. Without the two sheets of cardboard, as often. With lithographed illustrations printed in green. Original pictorial wrappers, with minor staining. First edition. A well-preserved children's book with bold and stylised figures. The Père Castor Albums. Paul Faucher (Paul Francis) launched this series of children's books in Paris in the 1930s. He wanted to produce a library of high quality that would also improve children's self-expression through images. Talented illustrators were hired, some of whom were in the forefront of the Russian avant-garde. The albums became very popular, translated and reissued many times.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 120863
€  180.00 [Appr.: US$ 203.78 | £UK 153 | JP¥ 23056]
Catalogue: Art Deco
Keywords: Art Deco, children, barn, france, french, frankrike, illustration, lithographs

 [ART NOUVEAU / JUGEND]., Meubles - Referenzen. Saison 1903/1904. [A customer book with original upholstery patterns painted in gouache]. Germany 1903-4.
[ART NOUVEAU / JUGEND].
Meubles - Referenzen. Saison 1903/1904. [A customer book with original upholstery patterns painted in gouache]. Germany 1903-4.
. A folder comprising 51 mounted plates with original designs for wall paper or furniture fabrics executed in lavish gouache colours, all in typical Jugend style. The motifs are clearly inspired by natural forms and structures, particularly the curved lines of flowers and plants. The pattern sizes vary from 30-36 cm x 38-53 cm. Bound in original half cloth boards, spine with some damage, paper label titled "Meubles Referenzen. Saison 1903/1904" pasted on upper cover. We assume that this unique design catalogue was used by a furniture store or upholsterer who provided products made to order. The beautiful colourful patterns are preserved in an exceptional condition. An impressive and very rare survival of a customer book of this kind.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 120609
€  4500.00 [Appr.: US$ 5094.56 | £UK 3824.5 | JP¥ 576409]
Catalogue: Design
Keywords: Design, design, pattern, furniture, interior, german, french, france, germany, art nouveau, jugend, upholstery fabrics,

 [LILJEVALCH CARL FREDRIK]:, ... Tio tusen chinesiska ting. (Ten thousand Chinese items). Beskrifvande förteckning öfver ett chinesiskt målnings-galleri samt en stor samling af chinesiska konst-, industri- och naturalister. Stockholm, Johan Beckman, 1849.
[LILJEVALCH CARL FREDRIK]:
... Tio tusen chinesiska ting. (Ten thousand Chinese items). Beskrifvande förteckning öfver ett chinesiskt målnings-galleri samt en stor samling af chinesiska konst-, industri- och naturalister. Stockholm, Johan Beckman, 1849.
. Pp. iv, 5-42. Text in Swedish. Modern boards. A descriptive list of a collection of authentic Chinese objects shown at an exhibition in Stockholm, the first exhibition to present Chinese objects to the public in Sweden. Comprising paintings, antiquities, books, porcelain, stamps, tiles, foods, papers, cloths, embroidery, scrolls, ceramics, and more. Includes a section with Siamese books. The collection was brought back by Carl Fredrik Liljevalch. He was a successful Swedish merchant who was sent to China on a East India Company ship to negotiate a Treaty of Friendship and Commerce with China, which was concluded in 1847. Cordier BS 2180. Löwendahl 1102.
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Book number: 120974
€  240.00 [Appr.: US$ 271.71 | £UK 204 | JP¥ 30742]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, asia, asie, asiatica, orient, east, asien, far east, china, chinese, chine, kina, exploration, art, antiques, siam, siamese, thai, thailand, art, exhibition,

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