Reference album containing photographs of Chinese art

Scope and Content

Photograph album of John Sparks Ltd, dealer in Chinese art (London), containing 382 black and white reference photographic prints of Chinese artworks and antiques, including porcelain and other ceramics, bronzes, carved hardstones, carved lacquer work, stone sculpture, paintings and furniture; along with a small number of Southeast Asian objects. The prints primarily include art and antiques sold by the company. Most photographs uncaptioned. Photographs annotated with handwritten negative number. Prints on pp. 1-39 include typescript captions providing descriptions, periods of origin, and dimensions; some with details of periodical (1945-1946) in which the image was published. Some prints missing from page. Prints broadly arranged by negative number. 1 volume. 246 pp. Bound. Dark green leather cover.

Access Information

Closed due to condition, awaiting conservation


Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Water damaged

Archivist's Note