Stock book (Nos. 1-3186)

Scope and Content

Stock book of John Sparks Ltd, dealer in Chinese art (London). Book used by the company to record goods acquired, held and sold. Covers stock numbers 1- 3186,, including stock 1- 416 (pp. 1-51) transferred from the company's preceding stock book [Ref. JSP/01/08] and stock 417-3186, acquired September 1952-April 1955. Stock entries arranged by month of acquisition, subdivided by source of acquisition (name of private seller, dealer or broker). Book records: stock number, previous stock number [if any], description of good, Sparks’ valuation code, stocktaking marks, stocktaking valuation [?] and date of sale/disposal. Key to stocktaking marks on inside cover. Ruled paper. Handwritten. 1 volume. 638 pp. (entries on 591 pp.) Bound. Brown leather cover.

Access Information

Closed under data protection legislation until 1st January 2039


Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Conservation work undertaken on the volume in 2016. Leather cover removed due to red rot degradation.

Archivist's Note