Title: Japanese lacquered album with elaborate bone and mother-of-pearl carved insets on cover, hand-painted silk mats within
Place Published: Japan
Date Published: c.1890-1900
9 double-sided leaves with 2 or more window mats on each side, hand-painted. pictorial designs on the mats. Contains 8 hand-colored photographs on paper; 12 photographic prints on split bamboo (?); 10 colored collotype(?) prints on paper; 4 original miniature paintings; 12 miniature color prints. 27.5x37 cm (10x14½"), leather-backed wooden boards.
Spectacular album, with striking ornamentation on the front cover, enchanting hand-painted silk matting within, and a compelling selection of images.