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Pu-Quà, Woman embroidering

Pu-Quà. A Woman Embroidering. / Une Brodeuse. To the left. Colored stipple by J. Dadley (fl. before 1797 – after 1803). Inscribed: Pu-Quà. Cantòn. Delin. / Dadley. London, Sculpt. 10⅜ × 8¼ in (26.4 × 21.1 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. – On strong, wide-margined paper.

“ Cette femme est assise devant un métier de bambou … Les Chinois ont une maniere de broderie en bosse sur le satin, la soie, et le velours, ils commencent par faire des fleurs et des figurines grottesques avec une grande variété de points et de couleurs, et les cousent ensuite sur l’étoffe qui leur sert de fond. ” – Further on the invention of silk weaving.

Offer no. 14,645 | EUR 189. (c. US$ 228.) + shipping

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“ I am curious as to the history of this (original Ridinger printing) plate (I just bought) and the others you have offered. Did you purchase them from the Ridinger estate (indirectly, indeed) or a private collector? These are truly rare one of a kind pieces ”

(Mr. L. A. F., October 28, 2003)