Chinese Grifters Burning Coals on Head ca. 1780's fascinating old engraved printBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
Stroling Beggers in China, laying burning Coles on their Heads & Using other Austerities to extort Alms
(China- Grifters- Costume- Man Kneeling with a Burning Coal Smoking on His Head)
Printed ca. 1780's, London
Fascinating original old, vintage, antique 18th century copper engraved print.
The almost folk-art 18th century style and manner of visual presentation is entirely unique to this time.
An appealing old printed image which could readily be collected on its own merits, displayed or given as a present.
In Average, typical, acceptable, Good or better antiquarian condition, mostly clean overall, age dustiness or light typical surface wear, and some light to moderate scattered age spotting or foxing as you can see from the scan, overall the image remains attractive --
Please inspect enlargeable photo closely - Any noteworthy flaws to the printed surface area should be noticeable within zoomable picture provided.
[note: We grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws. We are doing our best to show & describe this item so you are happy when it arrives].
Despite any small age flaws the sheet may display, the printed area remains fresh, clean and visually pleasing. The print is well preserved.
Overall a nice impression of a scarce original and interesting antique printed image that any collector, institution or person of good taste would be happy to own.
Sheet measures c. 13 1/4" W x 8 5/8" H.
Engraved area measures c. 9 1/4" W x 7" H.