A twelve-leaf album of Chinese export paintings of exquisite Fish paintings.
Canton: SunQua Studio, [1830-1870]. Silk covered boards. 12 magnificent fish paintings on pith with incredible detail including unusual sparkle paint. Includes Koi, eel, catfish, etc. with multiple fish in each image. Leaves mounted with pale turquoise silk ribbon to paper leaves. Oblong 4to, 9 1/4 x 13 1/4" with original ties. Western binding opening from the right. Bound in a green, gold, blue and red silk woven in a daisy & vine pattern, which sometimes appears with a Sunqua stamp. Sunqua was active 1830-1870. Borders on two prints missing one strip. Binding in very good condition. Item #27902