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Collection of Rt. Hon. The Marquess of Exeter

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« on: May 04, 2014, 12:04:23 am »

Hugh Moss published 1974.

Although he was not much of an IP collector, the book shows some beautiful,

Organic, porcelain, glass, enamel, quartz, jade, and stone.. It also shows the reign marks..

A lot of very nice and some, very unusual molded porcelains..

Some that I especially like are the white glass carved in relief and painted with famille rose enamels..

I have always liked these particular type of bottles...

Any way... Nice collection ..





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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2014, 02:38:57 am »

George,
    He was not any sort of collector of snuff bottles! An English missionary or missionary doctor collected the snuff bottles in China, over 20 or 30 years; then this guy bought the whole collection at a bargain price even for then, and added it to the Burghley House collections (Almost every owner of the estate has added a collection of antiques or art to the estate collections, since the 18th C. Thus, they have a whole sh--load of stuff there!  Wink).
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2014, 02:57:02 am »

Ah... Ok..
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2014, 04:39:10 am »

George,
    I see you have a liking for the 'Ancient Moon Pavilion' marked glass bottles. Apart from the Imperial enamel-on-copper 'Qianlong' period bottles, this is one of the priciest groups being sold at auction these days!

Joey,
    You are spot on about Burleigh House!

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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2014, 10:02:28 am »

Dear Tom,
   In July 1981, I had come to London for a Sotheby's auction, and my best friend Khalil had come with. We met my very close friends Carlos & Mercedes Soler, from Barcelona. We contacted Burghley House, and I personally spoke to the so-and-so about seeing and handling the bottles. He swore up and down there would be no problem.
  We went by train to Peterborough, took a taxi to the house, paid a lot to get in, to be told that we couldn't even see them, much less handle them. His heir (till 2007, when the Marquisate went to a male relative), Lady Victoria Leatham, was a consultant at Sotheby's and can occasionally be seen on the English version of The Antiques Roadshow, is a friend, and I was able to view the bottles 'live', when she was in control. She actually apologised for the previous 'misunderstanding'.
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2014, 09:00:08 pm »

Dear Joey,

I remember your earlier post giving an account of this 'incident', which was slightly less restrained.  Cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2014, 05:52:51 am »

Dear Tom,
   The ravages of age...    Grin
Happy Israel Independence Day, everyone! 66 Years Strong! And 3,006 years ruling in Jerusalem (on and off)!
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2014, 10:12:07 am »

Dear Joey,

Only 3,006 years? Not long for that corner of the world.  Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2014, 05:13:31 pm »

Dear Tom,
   The Ancient Egyptians are no more. Same with the Nabataeans, the Phoenicians, the Hittites, the Babylonians, the Philistines, the Canaanites, the Jebusites, the Ancient Greeks, etc., etc.
   We and the Armenians are about the only nations in Western Asia to have survived with our culture intact. And of course, China in East Asia...
   Which is one reason I think China respects Israel. We hold onto our culture, while still developing and contributing to the world.
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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2014, 06:35:24 pm »

I'm  just  so  glad  that  I  only   collect   VMIPBs,  which is  a  field   where   one  can be  99%   certain of  provenance  and  can  buy  based  purely  on  one's  own  opinion of  artistic  merit  ( and  thus  for  love).


No  Hugh  Moss  ... or  auction house ...  hype  etc

See  you  in Xian  2014

Cheers
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