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HAPPY TO POST INTERNATIONALLY
This is a lovely vintage colour woodblock / linocut by Katherine Jowatt (1892 - 1972).
Katharine Wheatley (Jowatt) was born in Devon. Her father was the minister at the Methodist Church in Essex, and she was brought up in a strict religious atmosphere. She travelled to Peking in China were she married Henry Jowett, a prominent member fo the British comunity in Peking. She developed a love of art and made some 25 beautiful woodcuts / colour linocut prints of Peking in the 1920s.
These prints are now highly collectalbe both in the UK and internationally - and are fine examples of Hanga printmaking. Two of her lino cuts were used to illustate cultural essays that appeared in the The Christian Science Monitor in 1934 - 5. Even Chairman Mao had a set of her prints in his study.
She was interned by they Japanese during WWII, and after the war returned to England where she continued to paint - these works however lack the utter charm and vitality of her Chinese works. Her fine Oriental images are keenly sought after by modern collectors - as they depict a vanished world.
This limited edition woodblock is typical of her work - it from a limited edition of 53/200. It shows a view of a temple in Peking from a gateway - he captures the atmosphere of being in the shade looking at a fantastic building bleached in the noon day sun.
Image size: 20 x 14 cm
This print is being sold unframed - as glass was broken and the frame beyond repair. I have kept the old backing board for you with the original retail label... this print was sold by Tai Loong - who were furniture and picture framers in the 1920s and 30s in Shanghai - I just love the address - it is Bubbling Well Road! oh! just lovely!
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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MORE THAN ONE OF MY ITEMS LISTED THIS WEEK, AM HAPPY TO COMBINE POSTAGE FOR YOU, I ONLY CHARGE POSTAGE AS QUOTED BY THE UK ROYAL MAIL, PLUS A TINY BIT FOR LOTS OF BRAND NEW BUBBLE WRAP FOR YOUR ITEMS. SEE MY EXCELLENT FEEDBACK!
Please note - all my items have been most carefully cleaned by me personally before listing and they will be just fine to go straight from my postage box into your display cabinet or collection. They are not sold in a dirty or grubby condition - when they have a patina of age - they are stil sent nice and clean to you but obviously not destroying this antique surface tone etc.
PROMPT PAYMENT OF COURSE IS APPRECIATED. BUT I REALISE THAT ON OCCASION THERE MIGHT BE PROBLEMS WITH PAYING ON TIME - IF THIS IS THE CASE, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH ME.
I WOULD APPRECIATE PAYMENT WITHIN FOUR DAYS OF THE CLOSE OF ANY AUCTION SO THAT I CAN POST OUT TO YOU PROMPTLY (I WILL ALWAYS SEND YOU NOTIFICATION OF WHEN I POST TO YOU AND ALSO YOUR TRACKING NUMBER FOR RECORDED / AIRSURE ITEMS WHERE APPLICABLE).
REGRETFULLY I WOULD ALWAYS HAVE TO OPEN AN UNPAID ITEM DISPUTE IF PAYMENT IS NOT MADE WITHIN FOUR DAYS OF THE END OF AN AUCTION, OR IF I HAVE NOT HAD ANY COMMUNICATIONS FROM YOU ABOUT ANY POTENTIAL DELAYS..... THIS IS SO THAT I AM ABLE TO CLAIM HIGH SELLER FEES BACK FROM EBAY FOR THOSE RARE NON-PAYERS. OTHERWISE EBAY STILL CHARGE ME ALL FEES & CHARGES REGARDLESS - SADLY MY HANDS ARE TIED ON THIS AND I AM GOVERNED BY EBAY REGULATIONS ON NON-PAYERS!
HAPPY TO TAKE PAYMENT BY PAYPAL OR UK CHEQUE.
POSTAGE POLICY (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE BIDDING)
SHIIPING - PLEASE SEE MY EXCELLENT FEEDBACK FOR BOTH VALUE AND QUALITY OF POSTAGE - IN THE MAIN ALL ITEMS I POST TO YOU ARE STRAIGHTFORWARD TRANSACTIONS WITH NO PROBLEMS - AND ALL MY CUSTOMERS ARE HAPPY WITH MY SERVICE.
But so that there is no doubt of what is covered under shipping payments I have set out things in fine detail to avoid any after sales conflicts and to keep you all happy!
Worldwide shipping is generally available.
PLEASE WAIT FOR ME TO SEND YOU AN INVOICE WITH UPDATED SHIPPING COSTS IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE OF THE UK... IF THE ITEM LISTING IS FOR A STANDARD POSTING SERVICE AND YOU WISH TO HAVE ANY OTHER POSTAGE SERVICE I HAVE NOT OFFERED, PLEASE ASK AND I WILL INVOICE ACCORDINGLY.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ONCE POSTED, ITEMS ARE COMPLETELY OUT OF MY HANDS BUT ON THE VERY RARE OCCASION WHEN ITEMS GO MISSING I AM HERE TO HELP - I ALWAYS GET PROOF OF POSTAGE FOR ALL ITEMS SENT STANDARD & SIGNED FOR POST.
PLEASE NOTE THAT STANDARD ROYAL MAIL POSTAGE IS INSURED AGAINST LOSS OR DAMAGE UP TO THE VALUE OF ONLY £20 AND IS NON TRACKED (AT YOUR OWN RISK, BUT I AM HAPPY TO TAKE FORWARD FOR YOU ANY INSURANCE CLAIMS UP TO £20).
IF AN ITEM GOES MUCH ABOVE THE LOWER £20 CLAIMS THRESHOLD - I WOULD REALLY HAVE TO INSIST ON INTERNATIONAL SIGNED FOR POSTAGE WHICH HAS INSURANCE UP TO £50 AGAINST LOSS OR DAMAGE IN TRANSIT AND GIVES FULL TRACKING (AGAIN I WOULD SORT OUT YOUR INSURANCE CLAIMS UP TO £50 FOR YOU).
ALL UNDER- INSURED ITEMS ARE SENT AT CUSTOMERS OWN RISK
I PACK WITH GREAT CARE TO ROYAL MAIL STANDARDS - WITH PLENTY OF PACKING MATERIAL IN STURDY BOXES.
FOR INTERNATIONAL ITEMS - I WILL ALWAYS TRY TO GET THE BEST POSTAGE OPTION FOR YOU.
MY SHIPPING FEES ARE VERY FAIR AND I DO NOT MAKE PROFIT FROM THEM!
THESE INHERENTLY INCLUDE THE ACTUAL COST AS QUOTED BY UK ROYAL MAIL, THE 10% POSTAGE LEVY IMPOSED RECENTLY BY EBAY ON ALL POSTAGE COSTS, AND A LITTLE FOR PACKING MATERIALS.
Please note that I will always try to get the cheapest and best shipping cost for you and also that I do not add surprise extras at the end of an auction for packing or handling charges. However, the shipping of large and heavy items such as porcelain and books can be expensive in relation to actual value of goods, so please consider this before bidding. Anything over the weight of 2kg when sent by Royal Mail International is often going to be VERY expensive.
If postage costs are far in excess of the value of the item purchased - I will not ship the item to you - this is for your own benefit as as the actual postage costs are non-refundable by the post office if an item is lost or damaged in transit. If you insist on a low value item being sent with high shipping costs - this will be at your own risk and sadly I would be unable in these circumstances to refund your postage - only the cost of the item.
All items are shipped with a post office docket showing proof of despatch.Shipping is by Royal Mail or Courier as appropriate for nature of goods. For shipping outside the UK - ALL goods will be sent Airmail only.
I ALWAYS LEAVE FEEDBACK ONCE I HAVE RECEIVED SAME FROM THE BUYER THIS LETS ME KNOW THE ITEM HAS ARRIVED AND YOU ARE HAPPY WITH IT.
IF NOT HAPPY WITH YOUR ITEM - PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE LEAVING FEEDBACK & I WILL DO MY BEST TO SORT THINGS OUT. THANK YOU!
OF COURSE RETURNS ARE ACCEPTED IF THE ITEM IS NOT AS DESCRIBED IN MY ITEM LISTING, OR IF MY PHOTOGRAPHS DO NOT CLEARLY SHOW ANY SUBSTANTIAL DEFECTS OR FLAWS. I REGRETFULLY DO NOT ACCEPT RETURNS SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU HAVE CHANGED YOU MIND AFTER I HAVE POSTED OFF TO YOU.
THE ITEMS THAT I HAVE LISTED ARE OFTEN VINTAGE ITEMS AND AS SUCH WILL OCCASIONALLY HAVE MINOR FLAWS COMMENSURATE WITH AGE, AND I HOPE THAT THIS IS MADE CLEAR IN MY LISTINGS.
RETURNS WOULD BE AT THE BUYER'S EXPENSE, BUT HAPPY TO DISCUSS ANY ISSUES WITH YOU AMICABLY.
I ONLY WISH TO HAVE HAPPY CUSTOMERS AND I WILL ALWAYS BE WILLING TO DISCUSS ANY DISAPPOINTMENTS THAT YOU MAY EXPERIENCE.
I ENDEAVOUR TO LIST ALL DESCRIPTIONS AS ACCURATELY AS POSSIBLE, AND I INCLUDE LOTS OF PHOTOGRAPHS SO THAT YOU CAN SEE AN ITEM OFFERED FOR SALE FROM A VARIETY OF ANGLES AND TO ALLOW YOU TO ZOOM IN ON SPECIFIC DETAILS. THE PHOTOGRAPHS ALSO FORM PART OF MY DESCRIPTION, SO PLEASE LOOK AT THEM CAREFULLY.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK ME ANY QUESTIONS IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT THINGS MENTIONED IN MY DESCRIPTION OR SPECIFIC AREAS ARES NOT CLEAR FOR YOU IN MY PHOTOGRAPHS.
HAPPY TO LOOK FOR SPECIAL COURIER SERVICES FOR YOU AND I ALWAYS ENDEAVOUR TO FIND THE MOST ECONOMICAL AND SAFEST MEANS TO POST TO YOU. I DO NOT ADD SCARY EXTRAS FOR ANY PACKING OR HANDLING - JUST AS QUOTED BY THE UK ROYAL MAIL - PLUS A FEW PENCE TO COVER BRAND NEW BUBBLE WRAP.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SEE MY EXCELLENT FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS HAPPY CUSTOMERS.