Stock book (Nos. 1-3400)

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 1-3400, including stock 1-577 (pp. 1-35) transferred from the company's preceding stock book [not extant] and stock 578-3400, acquired October 1924-August 1928. 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. Ruled paper. Handwritten. 1 volume. 750 pp. (entries on 266 pp.). Bound. Brown marbled back endpaper. No front endpaper. No cover. No spine.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

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

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