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Garden Lantern

Artist:
Don Sprague, born Tacoma, WA 1946  Search this
Medium:
stoneware with high copper matte glaze
Dimensions:
overall: 18 3/8 x 10 1/2 in. (46.7 x 26.8 cm) (diam.)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Ceramic
Crafts
Date:
2000
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Howard Kottler Endowment for Ceramic Art
Object number:
2000.65A-B
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Renwick Gallery
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 54A
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk77e809c4f-19d2-448b-ad72-25aa8abbd664
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2000.65A-B

500 lire Lake Beijing single

Title:
Scott Catalogue Vatican City 861
Medium:
paper; ink
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
VATICAN CITY (independent city state)
Date:
October 2, 1990
Topic:
International Stamps & Mail  Search this
Object number:
1991.0730.37
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8001b189d-163c-4246-97fc-a2b044581e0c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1991.0730.37

750 lire Church of the Immaculate Conception single

Title:
Scott Catalogue Vatican City 862
Medium:
paper; ink
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
VATICAN CITY (independent city state)
Date:
October 2, 1990
Topic:
International Stamps & Mail  Search this
Object number:
1991.0730.39
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8bf784f62-ce90-4d4f-ab6f-88917c1b78d4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1991.0730.39

1500 lire Lake of Beijing single

Title:
Scott Catalogue Vatican City 863
Medium:
paper; ink
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
VATICAN CITY (independent city state)
Date:
October 2, 1990
Topic:
International Stamps & Mail  Search this
Object number:
1991.0730.41
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm84453893a-e8de-4adb-b44c-0ce16c91d3ee
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1991.0730.41

2000 lire Church of the Redeemer single

Title:
Scott Catalogue Vatican City 864
Medium:
paper; ink
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
VATICAN CITY (independent city state)
Date:
October 2, 1990
Topic:
International Stamps & Mail  Search this
Object number:
1991.0730.43
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm87513280e-c255-45dc-b471-f93ce8c820e0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1991.0730.43

John Hadley Cox Archaeological Study Collection

Creator:
Cox, John Hadley, b. 1913  Search this
Extent:
105 lantern slides (approximate count)
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Changsha (Hunan Sheng, China)
China -- Hunan Province -- Changsha
Date:
circa 1936-1939
Scope and Contents:
Period latern slides taken in the mid to late 1930's pertaining to objects in Mr. Cox's collection, namely ceramics, bronzes, lacquer and figures found at archaeological sites in Changsha, Hunan province, dating primarily from the Zhou and Han Dynasties and from the Warring States period.
At a later date, a 5 minute 16mm film of the annual Dragon Boat Festival, shot in Changsha, Hunan province, in 1935 was added to this collection by the donor. The film was converted into both Beta and VHS cassette formats.
Arrangement:
Series 1: Tombs & grave at Changsha (Hunan Province), 1936-1937
Series 2: Changsha Exhibition (Yale, 1939)
Series 3: Objects from the same Chu Tomb, Changsha
Series 4: Bronze vessels
Series 5: Bronze objects
Series 6: Bronze mirrors
Series 7: Bronze object
Series 8: Chu pottery
Series 9: Han and later ceramics
Series 10: Chu wooden "Zhenmushou"
Series 11: Chu wooden burial figures
Series 12: Other Chu wooden pieces
Series 13: Chu lacquer pieces
Series 14: Lacquer pattern
Series 15: Others
Series 16: Chu silk manuscript
Biographical / Historical:
John Hadley Cox (b. 1913) was a collector of Chinese archaeological ceramic, pottery and bronze vessels, predominantly from the Ch'angsha region of Hunan Province, South Central China. Upon graduating from Yale University in 1935, he spent two years teaching at Yale University's Yale-in-China program in Changsha. In 1991, Mr.Cox also donated 106 potsherds of Thai, Cambodian, Vietnamese and Chinese origin to the Freer Gallery Study Collection. Mr. Cox also left numerous items of his collection to the art gallery of his alma mater.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1991.07
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Archaeology -- China -- Antiquities  Search this
Ceramics -- China  Search this
Pottery -- China  Search this
Bronzes, Chinese  Search this
Lacquer and lacquering -- China  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Citation:
John Hadley Cox Archaeological Study Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1991.07
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1991-07
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Wooden Mask, from a grave

Collector:
Lt. U S N Timothy D. Bolles  Search this
Donor Name:
Lt. U S N Timothy D. Bolles  Search this
Height - Object:
25.4 cm
Width - Object:
21.6 cm
Depth - Object:
11.4 cm
Culture:
Tlingit, Chilkat  Search this
Object Type:
Mask
Place:
Chilkat River (mouth), Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
4 Jan 1886
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
017057
USNM Number:
E76855-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c535578f-2b67-4eb4-be62-dc72d10862d2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8479927
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Pauline B. and Myron S. Falk, Jr. Papers

Creator:
Falk, Johnny, 1906-1992  Search this
Falk, Pauline  Search this
Names:
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee  Search this
Asia House Gallery  Search this
Bennington College  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Chinese Art Society of America  Search this
Columbia University. Teachers College. Lincoln School  Search this
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York  Search this
Japan Society (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Refugee Service (U.S.)  Search this
Pan American World Airways, Inc.  Search this
Baerwald, Paul, 1871-1961  Search this
David, Percival, Sir, 1892-1964  Search this
Lawton, Thomas, 1931-  Search this
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Salmony, Alfred, 1890-1958  Search this
Sickman, L. C. S. (Laurence C. S.)  Search this
Stern, Harold P.  Search this
Wenley, A. G. (Archibald Gibson), 1898-1962  Search this
Extent:
24 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Photographs
Diaries
Maps
Place:
China -- Description and Travel
China
USA -- New York -- New York
Date:
1904-1998
bulk 1935-1980
Scope and Contents:
Papers of art collectors Pauline Baerwald Falk (1910-2000) and Myron (Johnny) Falk Jr. (1906-1992), 1904-1998. Created and collected by the Falks, this collection includes: biographical data; black-and-white and color prints of art objects and people; photo albums of art objects in the Falk's art collection; symposium papers, scholarly reviews, and newspaper articles on Chinese art; Professor Alfred Salmony's lecture notes, Metropolitan Museum; purchase invoices for Chinese art, Japanese art, and Korean art; photographs, receipts, itineraries, one seal, atlases, and journals relating to the Falk's various trips to Asia and Europe, personal correspondence and correspondence with art dealers; guest books from 17 East 66th Street, New York and 888 Park Ave., New York, signed by guests from 1949-1997; committee papers; exhibition loan forms, Mr. Falk's notes about the collection and sale results from property consigned for sale; and four reels 16mm motion picture film taken during the Falk's 1937 trip to Asia.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into five series. 1. Correspondence; 2. Personal papers; 3. Professional papers; 4. Travel related materials; 5. Falk art collection related materials.
Biographical / Historical:
Myron S. (Johnny) Falk Jr., and his wife Pauline Baerwald Falk were active philanthropists, prominent Asian art collectors and were both active in the Jewish and Art communities.
The purchase that started their collection happened while on their 1935 honeymoon in the English countryside where they came upon two blue-and-white Ming Dynasty porcelain dishes. Later, taking one of the inaugural Pan Am Clipper flights to China in 1937, their collecting began in earnest. There are home movies in the collection taken by Johnny that document their trip to a largely untouched China. However, because China was closed to the West starting in 1950, they were unable to return until 1979.
As collectors, the Falks made a good team. Due to his engineering background from school, Johnny became an expert on firing techniques and glazes; while Pauline was known as the ''eye.'' Their fervent and long-term involvement in the Asian art community led them to become close friends with the biggest dealers in America and Europe.
Johnny and Pauline collected wares of the Song dynasty, archaic bronzes, jades, stone sculptures, several fine Ming and Qing porcelains, Korean ceramics, and nearly 100 Japanese paintings. After more than fifty years collecting their art work totaled over 700 items.
Johnny and Pauline lent their artworks to museums, advised art institutions in the United States and abroad, and fostered the training of a new generation of curators, scholars and other professionals in the Asian art field.
Johnny was an investment banker, philanthropist and prominent collector of Asian art. He was a longtime trustee of the Asia Society and helped found the Oriental Art Council, Roebling Society of the Brooklyn Museum and Japan Society Gallery. He also served as a director of the New York Foundation and Hebrew Technical Institute, a board member of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies and chairman of the Bennington College board of trustees.
Pauline was a philanthropist, collector of Asian art, president of the Jewish Board of Family and Children Services, and founder of the New Lincoln School in Manhattan. She worked with displaced Jewish refugees before and during World War II. She was active in the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and became a founding member of the National Refugee Service, the Council for Jewish Women and the Jewish Social Service Association.
Together they were strong supporters of the Asia Society, the Chinese Art Society, they helped establish the Friends of Asia House Gallery in 1971, and founded the Friends of the China Institute in America Gallery. They also established the "Archives of Chinese Art" in 1945 an important scholarly journal that is published today by The Asia Society as the "Archives of Asian Art," and are among the founding members of the Friends of the Far Eastern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Friends of Asian Art at the Brooklyn Museum.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2002.03
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Bronzes, Chinese  Search this
Ceramics -- China  Search this
Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Diaries -- 20th century
Maps -- 20th century
Identifier:
FSA.A2002.03
See more items in:
Pauline B. and Myron S. Falk, Jr. Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2002-03
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Li dai zhu lu ji jin mu / Fukaisen bian ji

Title:
歷代著錄吉金目/ 福開森編輯.
Author:
Ferguson, John C (John Calvin) 1866-1945  Search this
Physical description:
2, 4, 2, 1365, 196 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1939
Min guo 28 [1939]
Topic:
Bronzes, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
739.151 .F35
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_884111

Jörg Trübner zum Gedächtnis : Ergebnisse seiner letzten chinesischen Reisen / Bearbeitet und herausgegeben von Otto Kümmel

Author:
Kümmel, Otto 1874-1952  Search this
Subject:
Trübner, Jörg 1901-1930  Search this
Physical description:
148 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1930
Topic:
Art objects, Chinese  Search this
Bronzes, Chinese  Search this
Pottery, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
709.51.T8 K9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_879980

Liao ju za zhu / Luo Zhenyu zhuan

Title:
遼居雜著 / 羅振玉撰
Author:
Luo, Zhenyu 1866-1940  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes ; 28 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Date:
1929
1929]
Topic:
Inscriptions, Chinese  Search this
Bronzes, Chinese  Search this
Antiques  Search this
Call number:
049.95 .L79
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1116040

Xiling Collection

Author:
Krahl, Regina http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n87908645 http://viaf.org/viaf/2551429  Search this
Elias, Hajni http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2013048064 http://viaf.org/viaf/299826747  Search this
Xiling Group http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2007097940 http://viaf.org/viaf/152822838  Search this
Subject:
Xiling Group Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 177 pages color illustrations 31 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Missouri
Saint Louis
Date:
2019
Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912
To 221 B.C
21st century
Topic:
Porcelain, Chinese  Search this
Porcelain--Private collections  Search this
Bronzes, Chinese  Search this
Bronzes  Search this
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Painting  Search this
Call number:
N729.9 .A5 2019
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1115571

Shan you ji jin : Shanxi Shang Zhou qing tong qi zong lan / Shanxi Sheng kao gu yan jiu suo bian ; Li Xiating zhu

Title:
山右吉金 : 山西商周青铜器纵览 / 山西省考古研究编 ; 李夏廷著
Shanxi Shang zhou qing tong qi zong lan
山西商周青铜器纵览
Author:
Li, Xiating  Search this
Author:
Shanxi Sheng kao gu yan jiu suo (Taiyuan, Shanxi Sheng, China)  Search this
Physical description:
xxx, 685 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Shanxi Sheng
Date:
2019
To 221 B.C
Topic:
Bronzes, Chinese  Search this
Bronzes  Search this
Call number:
NK7983.A3 S44 2019
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1114793

Qin shi qi ye jin kao gu guo ji xue shu yan tao hui lun wen ji = International symopsium on Qin period metallurgy and its social and archaeological context / Cao Wei, Ren Tianluo (Thilo Rehren) zhu bian

Title:
秦时期冶金考古国际学术研讨会论文集 = International symopsium on Qin period metallurgy and its social and archaeological context / 曹玮, 任天洛(Thilo Rehren)主编
International symopsium on Qin period metallurgy and its social and archaeological context
Author:
Qin shi qi ye jin kao gu guo ji xue shu yan tao hui (2011 : Xi'an Shi, China) author  Search this
Editor:
Rehren, Thilo  Search this
Cao, Wei 1955-  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 211 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 30 cm
Type:
Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
History
Place:
China
Date:
2014
Qin-Han dynasties, 221 B.C.-220 A.D
Topic:
Metallurgy--History  Search this
Bronzes, Chinese  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1052958

Mortimer L. Schiff Collection

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1921-1947
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., was contracted by John M. Schiff, son of American banker Mortimer L. Schiff, to handle the disposition of his father's vast collection of artwork. The 1937-1938 sale was arranged through the auction house of Christie's of London, as Germain Seligman believed that the type of artwork in the collection would generate more buyers in Europe than in the United States. The auction was held June 1938. The collection consisted of important oil paintings, watercolors, and drawings by Flemish, French, and German masters, English drawings and watercolors, Beauvais tapestries, Gothic and Renaissance sculpture and bronze, Chinese porcelains, Gothic and Renaissance arms and armor, and decorative arts. Included in the sale were a glazed terracotta, Madonna and Child , by Giovanni della Robbia, and Carlo Crivelli's Portrait. A collection of Italian majolica, not for sale, was lent to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for an exhibition.

This subseries consists of correspondence with Christie's, general correspondence regarding the collection, insurance policies, auction catalogs, clippings, lists, research notes, and photographs.
Arrangement note:
Arrangement is by subject heading and, thereafter, chronologically. This series has been scanned in entirety.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The records of Jacques Seligmann & Co. are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.jacqself, Subseries 2.5
See more items in:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records / Series 2: Collectors Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jacqself-ref14551

Contacts between the Shang and the south c. 1300-1045 BC : resemblance and resistance / Celine Y. Y. Lai

Author:
Lai, Celine Yuen Yan 1979-  Search this
Physical description:
x, 118 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
China
Date:
2019
To 221 B.C
Shang dynasty, 1766-1122 B.C
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Bronzes, Chinese  Search this
Bronzes, Ancient  Search this
History  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1114327

Hunan Shang Zhou qing tong qi yan jiu / Xiong Jianhua zhu

Title:
湖南商周青铜器研究 / 熊建华著
Hunan ShangZhou qingtongqi yanjiu
Author:
Xiong, Jianhua  Search this
Physical description:
13, 9, 597 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Hunan Sheng
Hunan Sheng (China)
Date:
2013
To 221 B.C
Topic:
Bronzes, Chinese  Search this
Bronzes, Ancient  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1053041

湖南省档案馆馆藏铜器铭文拓片集录 / 湖南省档案局(馆)编

Title:
Hunan Sheng Danganguan guancang tongqi mingwen tapian jilu
Tong qi ming wen ta pian ji lu
铜器铭文拓片集录
Author:
Hunan Sheng dang an guan  Search this
Editor:
Hunan Sheng dang an guan  Search this
Subject:
Hunan Sheng dang an guan  Search this
Physical description:
10, 313 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
2015
Topic:
Inscriptions, Chinese  Search this
Bronzes, Chinese  Search this
Chinese language--Writing  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1078263

Qu wei de jia gu jin wen = Interesting inscriptions on oracle bones and bronzes / wen zi zhuan shu You Guoqing

Title:
趣味的甲骨金文 = Interesting inscriptions on oracle bones and bronzes / 文字撰述游國慶
Interesting inscriptions on oracle bones and bronzes
Jia gu jin wen
甲骨金文
Author:
You, Guoqing  Search this
Physical description:
239 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
2012
Minguo 101 [2012]
Topic:
Oracle bones--History  Search this
Inscriptions, Chinese--History  Search this
Bronzes, Chinese--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1106741

Collectors Files

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Extent:
35 Linear feet (Boxes 175-252)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1904-1977
Scope and Contents note:
Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., maintained extensive files to track important clients and collectors in the art world. The files within this series reflect the wide scope of contacts and collector references maintained by the firm throughout its operating years. The series is further subdivided into several subseries based on type of reference file.

The first and largest subseries, titled Collectors (Series 2.1), traces artwork owned and sold by private American and European collectors and galleries, with descriptions and sale prices noted, present location of works of art, when known, along with photographs of art pieces and occasional physical descriptions and exhibition text. The Museum Files (Series 2.2) reflects a similar function and arrangement as the Collectors (Series 2.1) files but mainly concerns artwork held, donated to, or purchased by major American and European museums.

Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., acted as agents in the sales of several large and important art collections. Files in the Duc d'Arenberg Collection (Series 2.3) document the involvement in the late 1940s of Jacques Seligmann & Co. in the sale of objects from the d'Arenberg family's manuscript collection and the firm's activities in arranging for treatment and eventual sale of a select group of paintings that included Jan Vermeer's Portrait of a Young Girl Antoine Watteau's Marriage Contract and Rembrandt van Rijn's Tobias Healing His Father. The firm also conducted sales for the executors of the Estate of Clarence H. Mackay (Series 2.4) in 1939. As a wealthy American collector of Renaissance art and antiquities, Mackay had amassed a large and impressive collection, but many of the items lacked complete documentation. Seligmann & Co. undertook the task of describing, photographing, and documenting the collection in preparation for its dispersal through gallery sales and auction. The Mortimer L. Schiff Collection (Series 2.5) documents the 1937-1938 sale at Christie's of London auction house that was arranged by Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., to handle the disposition of the vast art collection of American banker Mortimer L. Schiff. The collection consisted of important oil paintings, watercolors, and drawings by Flemish, French, and German masters, English drawings and watercolors, Beauvais tapestries, Gothic and Renaissance sculpture and bronze, Chinese porcelains, Gothic and Renaissance arms and armor, and decorative arts. The Prince of Liechtenstein Collection (Series 2.6) documents the 1953 purchase by Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., of seven Italian marble sculptures from the Prince of Liechtenstein. The sculptures were subsequently sold to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation in 1954.

Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., maintained a variety of records to track the location of important pieces of art as well as background material and addresses of collectors of note. Old Collectors of Interest (Series 2.7) consists of documents that were originally contained in two looseleaf volumes, generally compiled circa 1938-1952, but there are infrequent sales data from earlier dates. The information includes names and addresses of collectors, details of artwork or collections owned by the collectors, along with references to listings or reproduction in art catalogs. Most of this information appears to come directly from the catalogs, but some items record the observations and impressions of Germain Seligman after personally viewing the collection or object. Materials in the Blue Book of Collectors (Series 2.8) were originally contained within a blue-covered looseleaf notebook. Entries list collectors along with their address and occasional details of the artwork they owned. The entries date largely from 1956. Collections Books (Series 2.9) includes four looseleaf notebooks dating from the late 1920s to the mid-1950s that maintained information related to the holdings of art collectors, individual works of art, and negotiations related to the sales or purchases of works of art. The first volume serves as an index to the other three volumes and is arranged by artist and collector or collection. The other three volumes contain memoranda for the record by Germain Seligman, letters and telegrams, lists of works viewed by Seligman along with his opinions about them, and his accounts of conversations held with owners regarding their willingness to sell items. Prospective Clients (Series 2.10) consists of records from five looseleaf binder notebooks. The books contain entries made between the mid-1930s and the mid-1950s by Germain Seligman concerning people he viewed as potential clients, along with notations as to why he viewed them that way. File cards were subsequently made from these files and added to Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., mailing lists. Reserve Notebooks (Series 2.11) consists of records from four spiral notebooks that list client, artwork under consideration, and related material. Entries from the mid-1960s to early 1970s document clients who expressed an interest in a particular work or type of art as well as actual customer requests to reserve a particular work. People of Interest (Series 2.12) consists of additional files maintained on people viewed as potential clients that were largely compiled by Germain Seligman and other staff members during their trips to visit museums, collections, or individual owners or buyers of art. The information centers on American clients, but occasional European customers are also included. The records largely date from 1930 to 1950, with the records regarding Paris and the French provinces dating from 1963 to 1974. European Collectors (Series 2.13) has information similar to that in People of Interest (Series 2.12) but for European and South American regions and in a card file format. The records cover the period from the mid-1930s to the early 1970s.

The Collectors Files series is arranged into the following subseries. More detailed descriptions for each of the subseries follow with a corresponding box and folder inventory.
Arrangement note:
The bulk of this series has been scanned. Details of exceptions are provided in the arrangement notes for each subseries.

2.1: Collectors, 1908, 1917-1977, undated

2.2: Museum Files, 1904-1977, undated

2.3: Duc d'Arenberg Collection, 1948-1963, undated

2.4: Clarence H. Mackay Collection, 1907, 1920-1943

2.5: Mortimer L. Schiff Collection, 1921-1947, undated

2.6: Prince of Liechtenstein Collection, 1948-1969, undated

2.7: Old Collectors of Interest, 1930-1954, undated

2.8: Blue Book of Collectors, 1947-1958, 1971

2.9: Collections Books, 1929-1954, undated

2.10: Prospective Clients, 1934-1956

2.11: Reserve Notebooks, 1952, 1965-1974

2.12: People of Interest, 1921-1974, undated

2.13: European Collectors, 1935-1974, undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The records of Jacques Seligmann & Co. are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.jacqself, Series 2
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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