Archive for March 7th, 2014

March 7, 2014

Dealer information from the other side of the World!

Thank you to Mabel Jowsey, from Dunedin, New Zealand, who very kindly send us family history information on the antiques dealer John (Jack) Craggs – youngest brother of Mabel’s husband’s grandmother. John Craggs (1881-1969) traded from a shop at 3 High Street, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, and apparently he sold objects to the London trade, including Mallett….it’s great to know that the project is making connections over 11,000 miles away!

Mark

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March 7, 2014

Dealer history – submitted information: Arthur Kauffmann

Thank you to Michael Kauffmann, who sent us a little booklet on the history of his father Arthur Kauffmann, the well-known art dealer trading in Grafton Street in London (1939-77) and later in Knightsbridge. Image

Arthur famously sold the Master of Flemalle’s ‘Entombment of Christ’ to the collector Count Seilern – it’s now at the Courtauld Gallery in London. Arthur sounded like a real character – as Michael says, ‘he was still bidding at the sale of the Robert von Hirsch collection at Sotheby’s in 1978 when he was 91 years old.’

Thanks Michael for sending this information.

Mark

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