Pu-Quà. A man striking a small gong during an eclipse. Colored stipple by J. Dadley (fl. before 1797/1803). Inscribed: Pu-Quà, Cantòn, Delin. / Dadley, London, Sculpt. 10¼ × 8⅝ in (26 × 22 cm).
According to Lipperheide Le 21 after-engraving (in reverse?) about 1810 after Dadley’s work of 1799 (Lipperheide Le 17). – With explanation sheet in German-French parallel text.
Offer no. 14,650 / sold
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“ It came! My plate [already documented as lost] was delivered and it is in excellent condition. I cannot explain all of the delays or what happened. It is in the original packaging that you described and it was delivered by DHL, not the postal service (as far as I can tell – it was left on the porch [!!]). So thank you and so glad that this long story has such a nice ending. It was nice dealing with you, thank you for the plate! ”
(Mrs. J. C., May 8, 2010)