Stock book (Nos. 15-9063)

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 15- 9063, including numbers 15- 5143 [not complete sequence] (pp. 1-67) transferred from the company's preceding stock book [Ref. JSP/01/10] and stock 5144-9063, acquired November 1959-September 1966. 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. 1 volume. 698 pp. (589 pp. with entries). Bound. Red marbled endpapers. No cover. No spine.

Access Information

Closed under data protection legislation until 1st January 2050


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