Sotheby & Co: CATALOGUE OF IMPORTANT CHINESE ART. The Property of Henry Brown Esq. The Property of Helen, Duchess of Northumberland and from Various Sources.. London, 1947. B/w frontispiece plate, 19 pp. text plus 26 pp. b/w plates hors texte. 1 pp. buyer’s list bound in at back. 25x16 cm. Paper.
GBP 80.00
The material from the Henry Brown collection includes: "Rare Early Pottery and Stoneware ... Fine Eighteenth Century Porcelain ... Important Archaic Bronze vessels ... The Superb Collection of Chinese Jades of the Sung Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties, Many of the early Examples from the Celebrated Wong Collection, Magnificent 18th Century Jade Bowls, Incense Burners, Vases, Brush Ports and Figures, Some from the Imperial Collection". A total of 126 lots. 31 lots are illustrated, a couple in multiple views. The pieces are absolutely superb particularly the ancient bronzes and Qing jades. Some of the jades are stated as coming from the Summer Palace or Imperial Palace Peking. May of the pieces come from still earlier collections. Bound in at the back is a one page list of prices paid and the buyers of the pieces which included all the major London dealers and collectors of the time. A fascinating catalogue which is a mine of information regarding early collecting and provenance. Regrettably very little is known about Henry Brown himself and his collecting.
An extremely rare catalogue.
Subjects: Ceramics
Available, as of: 12/02/2022
Was item 599 in printed List 202.
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