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    Fine Illustrated Books & Graphics

    At Auction April 26, 2018

     

     

    This multifaceted auction spans media and disciplines, and features a private collection of important works on East Asian painting and decorative arts. Highlights include John Ayers and Regina Krahl’s three-volume Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Museum, 1986, the scarce and desirable Chinese Architecture, 1925, by Osvald Sirén, and six volumes about antique Japanese fabrics with swatches by Kyoto Shoin.

     

      

    Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, wallpaper sample book, with 47 plates of 19 pochoir patterns, circa 1912-18. Estimate $15,000 to $25,000.

     

     

    Early twentieth-century graphic design and the fine arts include a never-before-offered trade catalogue of brightly colored wallpaper samples by the legendary designer Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, circa 1915, and Gustav Klimt’s limited edition tours-de-force Das Werk, 1918, and Eine Nachlese, 1931.

     

     

     Gustav Klimt & Max Eisler, Eine Nachlese, with 30 plates by Klimt, Vienna, 1931. Estimate $15,000 to $25,000.

     

     

    La Maison Lefèvre-Utile, Album des Célébrités Contemporaines, with 56 chromolithographed cards of French celebrities, Nantes, 1905. Estimate $400 to $600.

     

     

     

     

     


     

    For more information on the sale, contact Specialist Christine von der Linn in the Books department.

     

     

    Consign with Swann

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