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Liljevalch, Peter, Olof

Tio tusen chinesiska ting. Beskrivande förteckning öfver ett Chinesiskt Målnings-Galleri samt en stor samling af chinesiska konst, industri- och naturalster.

Stockholm. Tryckt hos Joh. Beckman. 1849. 8:o. Pp. I- IV + pp. 5- 42.

Later paper board binding. Yellow cloth spine and corners. Manuscript title label at the front board. Preserved yellow front wrapper with chinese signs. Book plate of Carl Trolle Bonde. Some wear to the binding. The odd stain throghout the work.

A catalogue to the Chinese Exposition in Stockholm in 1849 named Tio tusen chinesiska ting (Ten Thousand Chinese Things), using the same name as a world famous exhibition on China first set up in 1838 in Philadelphia and then removed to London in 1842. That exhibition was compiled by the American China trader Nathan Dunn. In that spirit the swedish China trader and diplomat Carl Fredrik Liljevalch put his own collection of chinese objects on display in Stockholm in 1849. Neither Dunn´s or Liljevalch´s exhibition had ten thousand objects, the phrase alludes to an ancient chinese proverb meaning innumerable things (and not just material objects). The newspaper Post- och Inrikes Tidningar reports that on April 1, 1849 C. F. Liljevalch held a lecture at the exhibition at Myntgatan 6. After the closure the collection was scatterd, some of the objects came into the possession of the Ethnographic Museum in Stockholm and some were donated to the Grammar School in Visby on the island of Gotland (Liljevalch held a position at a company on that island). The catalogue was authored by Peter Olof Liljevalch, a relative of Carl Fredrik.There are four chinese signs on the wrapper and at the top of the title page which reads Wan Tang-jin wu (according to the Swedish Royal Library). Löwendahl, China Illustrata Nova 1102; Ymer volume 15,1895.

Item No: 4040

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