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KOEHN, Alfred.

Window Flowers:...

Symbolical silhouettes for the Chinese New Year.

Availability: In stock

Published: Peiping [Beijing] Lotus Court Publications, 1948

Stock Code: 122778

£1,000
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition, first impression. "Window Flowers" were paper silhouettes with symbolic images which were intended to be pasted to windows. Sold at local Beijing fairs before the Chinese New Year, they were believed to bring good luck. Koehn's book provides 50 examples of this charming Chinese folk art from the productions of the artist Liu Chen, with an actual example pasted to the front cover.

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Description

Quarto. Original green paper boards, red paper silhouette illustration on white paper background to front cover.

Illustrations

With 48 red and 2 black and gold woodcut illustrations of silhouettes.

Condition

Slight wear to spine, spine ends slightly worn and bumped, very slight marking to covers, slight discolouration to endpapers, pages unopened. An excellent copy.

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