Catalogue of the Sassoon Chinese Ivories, deluxe 3 volume 1st edition set.
Catalogue of the Sassoon Chinese Ivories, in Three Volumes, compiled by S E Lucas.
Published by Country Life Ltd: London and Charles Scribner's Sons: New York.
1st edition 1950. Limited edition of 250 copies. This set No. 135. Signed by Sir Victor Sassoon and by Sydney Edward Lucas.
This is a magnificent set and one of the very best examples we have seen come to market. In fine condition throughout, with just very minor scuffing to the original green cloth slipcases. The set details the wonderful collection of Chinese ivories, collected by Sir Victor Sassoon between 1915 and 1927. Many pieces were purchased from Manchu families and others from Taoist and Buddhist temples.
With frontispiece in colour and 224 plates of 966 objects. Bound in half vellum and green cloth with gold embossing. Gilt top edge and uncut pages as issued.
A really wonderful set of substantial proportions. Each Volume in Slipcase approx 405mm high x 309mm wide x 80mm deep. Individual volumes weight up to 8kg each.