Chinese Idol Xekia Supreme Monarch ca. 1780's fascinating old engraved printBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
The Chinese Idol Xekia
The Supreme Monarch of the Chinese Empire
(China- Praying to an Idol- Ornate Dress- Traditional Garb)
Printed ca. 1780's, London
Engraved by Proud
Fascinating original old, vintage, antique
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, tiny worm hole below title in blank margin, 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. 14 1/8" W x 9" H.
Engraved area measures c. 8 3/4" W x 6 7/8" H.