Collection of Chinese Porcelain by Unknown Artist

6 items: Pair of Chinese celadon rouleau vases, 1800 - 1900; Chinese bowl, 1800 - 1900; two Chinese famille verte bowls, 1800 -1900; Chinese famille verte yen yen vase, 1662 - 1722.

Details

Medium:
Porcelain
Acquired in:
1955
Bequeathed by:
Ernest Edward Cook through The Art Fund

Part of the Cook bequest. Mr Ernest Edward Cook, grandson of Thomas Cook, the founder of the Travel Agency, was well-known for many benefactions during his lifetime. When he died on 15 March 1955, at the age of 89, he bequeathed the entire contents of his house at No.1 Sion Hill Place, Bath, to the Art Fund to be distributed to museums and galleries in England. This bequest, which was, at the time, the most important ever left to the Art Fund, comprises over 150 pictures, as well as Beauvais and Mortlake tapestries, Chippendale and other English furniture, English silver, and Chinese, Continental and English porcelain. The distribution, by the Fund, of this outstanding bequest enhanced the collections of nearly a hundred museums and galleries throughout the country.

Provenance

EE Cook.

Venue details

Saffron Walden Museum Museum Street, SAFFRON WALDEN Essex CB10 1JL 01799 510333 www.saffronwaldenmuseum.org

Entry details

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