In my quest to try and locate the sale catalogue, I felt I needed some expert help and suggestions. Having just watched the new BBC TV series 'Fake or Fortune' it occurred to me that Bendor Grosvenor, the art historian featured in the show may be able to give me some new avenues to pursue. I wrote to him explaining about the Chater Collection and the pieces sold at auction, he wasn't able to help me but he did direct me to Julia Armstrong-Totten whom he described as "the very best provenance research consultant in the world". Julia was formerly the senior research editor at the Getty Research Institute's project 'For the Study of Collecting and Provenance'. She spent some considerable time using her vast experience and knowledge in trying to track down the sale catalogue, but even with her background it wasn't something she could do but I thank them both for their kind attention and efforts.
|The auction notice listing some of the|
Chater Collection for sale in December 1927, Calcutta
The auction notice states:
Ming, Kanghi, Yung-Ching, Kien Loong, Kea Keng, and Tao Kwang in five colours also Blue and White, Mazarin Blue, Sang de Boeuf, Yellow and Green, Famille Verte, Famille Noire, Famille Rouge, and Rouge-de Fer. Special attention is drawn to
|[Images for reference only: Courtesy of Christie's].|
Vases similar to these were part of the Chater Collection sold in Calcutta in 1927
|[Images for reference only. Courtesy of Christie's].|
Bowls similar to these were part of the Chater Collection sold in Calcutta in 1927
To listen to the two radio interviews by Annemarie Evans, broadcast by RTHK Heritage Programme use the links below.