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Chinese Silks
Second half 19th c

A delightful sample book of 47 shades of Chinese floss silks, many aniline dyed.  Inside the front cover it says Poo Shang within a beautiful cusped oval.  This must have been a sample book for a travelling salesman.


The hand made rose pink card covers opening to reveal a printed ogival the borders filled with flowers, with Poo Shang printed in red ink to the centre, each of the twelve pages with four strands of floss silks , all numbered and seperated by tissue paper. 

7 1/2 x 5 in; 19 x 13 cm wide


Silk no 14 is missing. The bindings and front and back covers are very well worn.  No 44 is a little grubby.