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The Estate of Peter H. Tillou | Day 1

Thu, Sep 29, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 253

Seven Framed Chinese Botanical Watercolors

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

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(19th century)

possibly Win Achun and others, seven botanical and entomological subjects, including: Hibiscus; Magnolia; Bombax Ceiba; Hedychium; and others, most titled lower left, three with Chinese character script lower left, watercolor and gouache on paper (some wove, some laid), largest sight, 16-3/4 x 12-3/4 in., assorted carved wood frames, largest, 21-3/4 x 18 in.

Provenance: John Roberts; Wentworth Henry Canning, 2nd Viscount Allendale (description verso); The Estate of Peter H. Tillou, Litchfield, Connecticut


bombax ceiba glue tacked at corners on laid paper backing, small tears at corners and edges; hibiscus hinged in on mat with archival tape, toning at edges, handling creases; hedychium with tear to top margin; rest not examined out of frame, all with light toning, some handling creases