Pu-Quà, Watchman

Pu-Quà. A Watchman. / Un Homme de Guet. Colored stipple by J. Dadley (fl. before 1797 – after 1803). 10½ × 9 in (26.8 × 22.7 cm).

According to Lipperheide Le 21 after-engraving about 1810 after Dadley’s print of 1799 (Lipperheide Le 17). – With explanation sheet in German-French parallel text.

The municipal watchmen in China had far-reaching rights for controlling persons. With a bamboo cane they mark both the time as their own vigilance. And their lanterns bore the name + district they belong to.

Offer no. 14,629 / EUR  98. (c. US$ 113.) + shipping

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„ heute kam das Paket – vielen Dank für die excellente Verpackung. Das Bild ist wirklich sehr schön … Wir freuen uns auf Ihre (weitere) Nachricht. Herzliche Grüße aus F. “

(Herr + Frau T. C., 13. Mai 2002)