Auction 107, Lot 581

"Le Temple de Kekia a la Chine",

Subject: China

Period: 1790 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

16.2 x 10.7 inches
41.1 x 27.2 cm

Scarce copper engraved view of a religious ceremony from a Vue d' Optique. The engraving was designed to be viewed in a special apparatus that gave the view a strong 3-D impression. The title at top is engraved in reverse and another title in engraved at bottom for use outside the viewer. These prints were only produced for a short period of time, as they were replaced with the smaller steroviewer. Engraved by Huquier.


Condition: A

Strong original color that is distinctive of these unusual engravings.

Estimate: $275 - $325


Closed on 6/9/2004