Stock book (Nos. 1-6295)

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 1-6295, including stock 1-855 transferred from the company's preceding stock book [Ref. JSP/01/01] and stock 866-6295, acquired January 1910-December 1914. 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. Bound. Blue 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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