Japanese and Chinese Lacquer Postcard Album with 13 Postcards, 1919
Charming postcard album from Japan. With lacquered wood covers and pictorial front.
Contains 12 x unused Japanese postcards and 1 x Chinese postcard (also unused). All hand tinted.
Carries a charming presentation inscription to first pastedown and a poem on a further page.
Very good condition overall - a few minor chips and a little discoloration to leaves, but binding is completely sound. Album is concertina style and, if full, could contain up to 48 postcards.
The postcards are all contemporary with the album in terms of date.
The Japanese postcards feature 10 x pictorial views and 2 x Geisha style studio portraits.
The Chinese postcard is a pictorial view of the 'Custom House' in Shianghai.
Album size approximately: 150mm high x 200mm wide x 40mm deep.
Postcard size typically: 92mm high x 144mm wide.