04 octobre 2009

'Imperial Chinese Porcelain from the Baur Collections in Geneva' @ Museu de ceramica, Barcelona

Alfred Baur collected some 7,000 Asian pieces from 1907 to 1947. BARCELONA.- A tireless worker, businessman and traveler, the curious, sensitive Alfred Baur collected some 7,000 Asian pieces from 1907 to 1947. In 1924 and advised by the Japanese art dealer Kumasaku Tomita, he began his Chinese porcelain collection, composed of “…small, rare pieces…”, showing a remarkable artistic knowledge that paired elegance and simplicity with sumptuousness. Shortly before his death, Baur acquired a mansion in Geneva’s residential district... [Lire la suite]
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