Property from the Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection 雪月藏亞洲藝術珍品
May 26, 04:32 AM GMT
10,000 - 20,000 HKD
Property from the Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection
James Orange, The Chater Collection: Pictures relating to China, Hongkong, Macao, 1655-1860, with Historical and Descriptive Letterpress by James Orange, London, 1924.
first edition, limited edition number 10 of 750, plain and coloured plates, maps, original green cloth, top edge gilt, with James Orange's signature and dedication to Robert Kennaway Leigh, his former partner of the architectural firm Leigh & Orange
初版，限量750本，編號10。黑白、彩色圖版及地圖。原裝外封，書頂刷金。作者簽贈本，致李柯倫治建築師行合伙人 Robert Kennaway Leigh。
Collection of Mr and Mrs Frank Castle, Hong Kong.
Hanshan Tang Books, 18th May 1985 (HK$13,000).
Frank Castle 伉儷收藏，香港
James Orange was one of the founding partners in the long-established architectural firm in Hong Kong, Leigh & Orange. He is also a collector of Chinnery and bequeathed works by Chinnery from his own collection to the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Orange wrote a number of works relating to Chinnery and his work, including the current lot on the collection of his friend, the broker Sir Paul Catchick Chater (1846-1926).
The Chater collection is one of the most legendary collections, which originally contained more than 400 works of art. The artworks were displaced during the Japanese occupation during World War II, of which only around 80 pieces were returned to the government by local residents and organizations.