Collection of 5 Items from the Sedgwick bequest by Unknown Artist

This collection of stoneware and earthenware vases and dishes was part of the Walter Sedgwick collection.


Details

Medium:
Stoneware & earthenware
Acquired in:
1968
Bequeathed by:
Walter Sedgwick through The Art Fund

Mrs Walter Sedgwick was one of the collectors of Chinese bronzes, ceramics, jades, and sculpture who helped to make London the leading centre for the study and appreciation of Chinese art in the 1930s. Several of these collectors did not survive the war and others ceased to add significantly to their collections, but Mrs Sedgwick continued to buy with courage, judgment, and discrimination up to the last year of her life in 1967. She bequeathed the part of this valuable collection that had been acquired in her husband's lifetime, before the end of 1950. In total, 118 works were bequeathed to seven museums through the Art Fund in 1968.

Provenance

Mrs Walter Sedgwick

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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