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Catalogue of the Leonard Gow Collection of Chinese Porcelain.



Catalogue of the Leonard Gow Collection of Chinese Porcelain.

85 colour and black and white plates. Title printed in black and red, red initials.

First Edition. 4to. [331 x 250 x 50 mm]. xxxix, [i], 107, [3] pp. Original binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe (signed in gilt on the rear turn-in) in niger (terracotta) goatskin, the front cover with the Gow crest in gilt. The spine divided into six panels, lettered in the second in gilt, the turn-ins tooled with gilt fillets, plain endleaves, top edge gilt, the others uncut. (A little marked and small patch of insect activity at upper right corner of the front cover). Contained in the original cloth drop-over box, lined with felt, the spine lettered in gilt.
London: printed by George W. Jones at the Sign of the Dolphin, 1931.

Limited to 300 copies, this being unnumbered but signed by Leonard Gow. A fine copy of this lavish production, clearly printed at great expense.

Leonard Gow (1859-1936) was a shipping magnate, Glasgow businessman and resident of Camis Eskan on the Firth of Clyde. The catalogue describes 421 pieces, mostly of the K'ang Hsi period (1661-1722).

Stock no. ebc4318

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