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 1-12475, including stock 1- 7750 [not complete sequence] (pp. 1-85) transferred from the company's preceding stock book [Ref. JSP/01/06] and stock 7750-12475, acquired January 1945-April 1948. 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. 677 pp., with loose additional list, 44 pp. (entries on 23 pp.). Bound. Marbled endpapers. No cover. No spine.
Stock book (Nos. 1-12475)
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- ReferenceGB 102 JSP/01/07
- Dates of CreationJanuary 1945-April 1948
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume
Scope and Content
Closed under data protection legislation until 1st January 2032
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
Conservation work undertaken on the volume in 2016. Leather cover removed due to red rot degradation.