Illustrated Collection of the Beautiful Old Chinese Porcelains Comprising the Extraordinary Private Collection Formed by Mr. S.S. Carvalho of New York

Illustrated Collection of the Beautiful Old Chinese Porcelains Comprising the Extraordinary Private Collection Formed by Mr. S.S. Carvalho of New York

New York: American Art Association, 1914. First Edition. Small 4to (10 1/2" x 7"). [200+] pp, unpaginated. 3 color plates with tissue guards; 18 plates printed in blue; numerous plates and in-text illustrations in halftone. The previous owner (most likely attending the auction) has written in pencil the sell price next to each item. Stiff cream printed wrappers. Age toning to covers; front hinge cracked; else a very good copy. Item #21348

Catalogue for auction held over 6 days during February and March, 1914, of the "Extraordinary Private Collection of Mr. S.S. Carvalho", including 1027 items, each with description and many photographed. Solomon Solis Carvalho (1856-1942) became a successful newspaperman working first for Joseph Pulitzer with the "Evening World" and then with Randolph Hearst on the New York Journal. Hearst trusted Carvalho completely who perhaps did more than anyone save Hearst himself to build the first great publishing empire. Carvalho's vast and important collection of Chinese porcelain was accumulated by him over many years.

Price: $500.00

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