Lot 1621 - A189 Photography - Thursday, 27. June 2019, 04.30 PM

KUSAKABE KIMBEI

(1841-1934)
Japan, c. 1880-1890. Album with 45 original photographs.
Mostly coloured albumen prints. Vintages. Mounted on firm cardboard. Each approx. 20.5 x 26.5 cm (portrait and landscape formats), Album 27.5 x 35 cm. [22] cardboards mounted as leporello. Attractive black lacquer album of the period with wooden covers with cover illustrations painted in gold and colours, as well as intarsia decoration, in marbled cardboard case, lined silk interior.

Literature:
- Margarita Winkel. Souvenirs from Japan. Japanese photography at the turn of the century. London, 1991.
- Christoph Schwarzenbach. Japanische Souvenir-Photoalben aus dem späten 19. Jahrhundert. Special print of the "Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Ostasiatische Kunst", No. 25, Berlin, October 1998.

Provenance:
- Acquired from the trade several years ago.
- Swiss private collection.

CHF 1 200 / 1 800

€ 1 120 / 1 680

Sold for CHF 1 750 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.