Papercut, Monkey smoking (Hou xi yan), China, 1930-1940
Each design or motif illustrates an auspicious Chinese prase Peking (prior to 1950)
Miss Bieber was an English woman who ran a business in Peking in the 30s and 40s supplying Chinese decorative objects and furnishings to Western Diplomats. This paper cut was given to Hedda Morrison by Miss Bieber.
Gift of Hedda Morrison, 1991