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["JAM" (R. de Bouillé, Comte)]

[Original watercolour sketches of French landscapes]

[France], no place, no publisher, ca. 1863-1890. 13 oblong sheets (22.3 x 29.2 cm), all with fine watercolour paintings, either full-sized, or smaller, in a drawn rectangular frame. And one drawing on slightly smaller paper, more sketchy, in pencil.

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2.800,00
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"Cote d'Azur" in 1890 - fine watercolours

[Anonymous but probably Albertus Jonas Brandt]

[18th-century floral design - Peony]

No place, unpublished, but ca. 1800. Single sheet (28.0 x 24.1 cm, visible: 27.0 x 23.5 cm), in early 20th-century floral embossed wooden frame (54.5 x 49.8 cm).

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620,00
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An elegant, detailed watercolour of a peony

[Anonymous, but probably A. Malard]

Manuscript on algae.

No place, no publisher, no date [but ca. 1900]. 8vo (various sizes). 65 original parts with hundreds of handwritten notes and drawings in black-and-white and in colour. All contained in an original portfolio, size 25 x 20 x 9.5 cm.

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1.250,00
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A unique manuscript on French algae

[Anonymous]

Chinese watercolour from around 1850. Babylonia, Pusio, Tonna with hermite crab, turbinid operculum.

China, ca. 1850. Oblong, 15.0 x 23.0 cm. Glass covered, in simple but elegant frame of 27.0 x 34.0 cm.

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480,00
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A fine Chinese watercolour of shells on rice paper

[Anonymous]

Chinese watercolour from around 1850. Cassis, Conus, Haliotis, Nerita, Venus .

A fine watercolour depicting shells on pith paper. Oblong, 15.0 x 23.0 cm. Glass covered. In simple but elegant frame of 27.0 x 34.0 cm.

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450,00
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A fine Chinese watercolour of shells on rice paper

[Anonymous]

[18th-century floral design - dragon]

France or the Low Countries, [ca. 1750] Folio sheet (ca. 32.5 x 21.0 cm). Tipped-in in a recent passe-partout.

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250,00
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A fine example of 18th-century Louis XV style flower designs

[Anonymous]

[18th-century floral design - tulips]

France or the Low Countries, [ca. 1750] Folio sheet (ca. 32.5 x 21.0 cm). Tipped-in in a recent passe-partout.

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350,00
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A fine example of 18th-century Louis XV style flower designs

[Anonymous]

[18th-century floral design].

France or the Low Countries, [ca. 1750]. Folio sheet (ca. 32.5 x 21.0 cm). Tipped-in in a recent passe-partout.

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230,00
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A fine example of 18th-century Louis XV style flower designs

[Anonymous]

[18th-century floral design - bouquet]

France or the Low Countries, [ca. 1750] Folio sheet (ca. 32.5 x 21.0 cm). Tipped-in in a recent passe-partout.

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320,00
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A fine example of 18th-century Louis XV style flower designs

[Anonymous]

[18th-century floral design - moons and flowers]

France or the Low Countries, [ca. 1750] Folio sheet (ca. 32.5 x 21.0 cm). Tipped-in in a recent passe-partout.

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125,00
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A fine example of 18th-century Louis XV style flower designs

[Anonymous]

[18th-century floral design - carnations]

France or the Low Countries, [ca. 1750] Folio sheet (ca. 32.5 x 21.0 cm). Tipped-in in a recent passe-partout.

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320,00
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A fine example of 18th-century Louis XV style flower designs

[Anonymous]

[18th-century floral design - daffodils and butterfly]

France or the Low Countries, [ca. 1750] Folio sheet (ca. 32.5 x 21.0 cm). Tipped-in in a recent passe-partout.

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320,00
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A fine example of 18th-century Louis XV style flower designs