Sotheby & Co: CATALOGUE OF FINE CHINESE POTTERY & PORCELAIN JADES AND BRONZES. Comprising The Property of Mrs. C. G. Seligman and The Property of the late Mr. Robert Benson. London, 1945. 19 pp. Loose insert giving list of buyers and prices realised. 24x15 cm. Paper.
Fascinating small unillustrated catalogue of an auction of property from two famous and early English collections, that of Mr and Mrs Charles Seligman and Robert Benson. Auctioned just as WW2 was ending in Europe. A total of 177 lots. In addition to the works from these two collections is lot 123, a finely-carved and inscribed imperial jade bowl with an inscription by the Qianlong emperor. This lot was bought by the famous collector, Stanley Charles Nott.
Creasing to covers and edges of pages. Numerous price code annotations to margins. Annotations to top of cover. Includes a loose insert comprising a list of buyers and prices realised which provides an overview of dealers and collectors active at the time. Very rare.
Subjects: Ceramics Jade
Available, as of: 12/02/2022
Was item 598 in printed List 202.
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