Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Honolulu, HI, “Many rare items to be sold at art academy annual sale” by Jeanette Lam, Friday, October 9, 1953, page 15, not illustrated
ECA Record Control Number: 19488
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Key Title: Many rare items to be sold at art academy annual sale
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Author: Jeanette Lam
Publisher: Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Publish Location: Honolulu, HI
Date of Publication: Friday, October 9, 1953
Page: 15, not illustrated
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Carlsen, Emil, 1948-1932.
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“CAPTION: ACADEMY SALE—Mrs. John C. Young of the staff of the Honolulu Academy of Arts examines a horse in the Tang style, one of the hundreds of items to be offered at the third annual sale of Works of Art, which will open to members only Monday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. A public auction will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. Memberships will be accepted at the door. On the table are a Han vase, Sung jar, Japanese bronze.—Raymond H. Sato Photo.
Many rare items to be sold at art academy annual sale
By Jeannette Lam
A Honolulu family may be able to lounge on the impressive rosewood throne from the Summer palace of a Manchu prince next week for it is one of the hundreds of works of art which will be included in the third annual sale of the Honolulu Academy of Arts.
The sale will be open to members only on Monday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. They are asked to present their membership cards at the entrance which will also admit a non-member husband or wife. Memberships will be accepted at the door.
OBJECTS remaining unsold on Monday night will be sold at a public auction at the Academy Tuesday at 2 p.m. following an exhibition period beginning at 10 a.m.
Among other museum pieces, which may find their way into local homes, is a luxurious silken Persian rug has the more expensive it is, says Robert P. Griffing Jr., museum director.
On sale will be rare pottery, porcelains and glassware from China, Japan, Korea, Europe and America as well as a 16th century French tapestry, late Renaissance brocades and textiles of all sorts and lacquerware.
BECAUSE the museum’s collection of original Japanese wood block prints has been so enlarged that the history of the prints can be shown with the originals, many of the Academy’s excellent reproductions will be sold. Many are so fine that only an expert can tell that they are not originals.
There will be sculpture of all periods and schools and painting will be included a landscape by Jonas Lie, for many years president and schools and painting will be included a landscape by Jonas Lie, for many years president of the National Academy of Art, and a landscape by Emil Carlsen, noted Danish American artist and works from the school of Nicolas Poussin.
At least two volumes of A Voyage to the Pacific by Captain Cook and others, published in 1818, will be among the books on old Hawaii and the Pacific area to be on sale.
MANY SALE ITEMS are duplication acquired as gifts or purchases during the past 25 years. The sale of some of the objects reflect the broadening scope of the collections.
For example, when the Academy was founded Chinese art usually meant works of the Ming (14th to 17th centuries) and Ching (17 and 18th centuries) periods. Since that time much has been learned of the marvelous Han pottery and Shang bronzes of earlier periods.
Some of the earliest acquisitions are being sold to make possible a more historically representative collection. As the scope broadens the staff must be more selective in objects shown for the most effective display.
Limited storage space is another consideration.
MEMBERS assiting at the sale will be: Mrs. Francis A. E. Abel, Roger P. Benezet, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Cades, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Cades, Mr. and Mrs. Albert C. Chock, Mr. and Mrs. Mansfield Page Claflin, Mrs. Campbell Crozier, Miss Wilma Fitts, Mrs. Julia Damon Giffard, Mrs. Woods Gregory, Mrs. Livingston Jenks, Mrs. James R. Judd, Mrs. Valdemar Knudsen, Miss Anna Lange, Miss Emy Matsushige, Mrs. Alexander Smith, Mrs. Alva E. Steadman, Mrs. Ford Studebaker, Mrs. Clarence W. Trexler, Yukuo Uyehara, Mrs. Jon Wiig and Mrs. Will S. Wood.”
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