We recently acquired a collection of documents and images from W T G Henderson, a Scotsman, who was Oriental Expert for the auction house of Glendining & Co in London from the 1920s and onwards. The content is focused on Japanese art, but also includes Chinese art, as well as more diverse subject areas. Much of this work would have been used when producing auction catalogues of the time.
This item is from that collection (see other listings for additional offerings):
Collection of Vintage Japanese Art Auction Catalogues, mainly 1920s. These comprise the following:
Extracts from The Connoisseur Magazine on Notable Collections - Michael Tomkinson, 1902
Plates from unknown Glendining sale from 1912 (partial only)
Catalogue of an interesting and varied collection of Japanese Colour Prints, property of James Orange and Dr T C Thornicraft, 25-27 March, 1912 (illustrated - missing covers).
Glendining & Co, Catalogue of An Important and Valuable Collection of Japanese Works of Art including Lacquer, Netsuke, Swprds and Sword Furniture being the third portion of The Gilbertson Collection, July 23-26, 1917 (illustrated).
Glendining & Co, Partial Catalogue of the Lt-Col Gaskell Collection, 1920 (illustrated).
Glendining & Co, Catalogue of the First Portion of the Very Important Collection of Japanese Works of Art formed by the late Michael Tomkinson 5-9 December, 1921 (not illustrated).
Glendining & Co, Catalogue of the Second Portion of the Very Important Collection of Japanese Works of Art formed by the late Michael Tomkinson 24-28 April, 1922 (not illustrated).
Glendining & Co, Catalogue of the Third Portion of the Very Important Collection of Japanese Works of Art formed by the late Michael Tomkinson 26-29 June, 1922 (not illustrated).
Series of large loose plates (Plates XXXII-LVI including some duplicates), from the three portions of the Glendining Tomkinson sale in 1921-22.
Japanese Colour Prints, Puttick & Simpson, London, 6 July 1922 (illustrated).
Oeuvres d'Art du Japon, Collection Louis Gonse, 5-11 May, 1924 (only partial section - intro and Japanese paintings - illustrated).
Glendining & Co, A Catalogue of the Third Portion of the collection of Japanese Tsuba, Fuchi and Kashira, and Books formed by the late F J Peplow, Esq, 19 March, 1936 (illustrated).
Glendining & Co, A Catalogue of Netsukes, Ivory Carvings, Hardstones, Snuff Bottles, Paintings, etc, etc, 10 Nov 1964 (not illustrated).
Glendining & Co, Partial Catalogue of the Lt-Col Gaskell Collection, 1920 (illustrated). The front section and titles are missing. Size 283mm high x 225mm wide. What remains begins as seen in the last of the photos (right hand book), starting with a plate of lots 1057, 449, 463, 1181, 1104, 1079. Sections are loose and the first section is disbound. Text descriptions of lots run from 501 - 1864. But, text order is strange - Begins at 1001 - 1338, there is then a section for lots 501 - 700 (Combs/Kushi, Sake Cups, Lacquer Boxes) then continues again from Lot 1389 - 1481, then back to 1339 (Kakocho), then from 1481A - 1549 (Varia). Then continues from 701 - 1,000. Then from 1550 - 1864. Approx 20 plates in total - each plate typically featuring around 4-6 items, but varies. Plates cover subjects such as: lacquer and carved cases, lacquer boxes, okimono, fan shaped boxes, and sword fittings.