1862: HE'S A MAGNIAC MAGNIAC
[ART- HISTORY ] [MEDIEVAL] [RENAISSANCE] [COLLECTING] [ASIA TRADING] Hollingworth Magniac; John Charles Robinson, Sir. Notice of the principal works of art in the collection of Hollingworth Magniac, esq. of Colwort. London, 1862. Large 8vo., 24 x 15 cm., xvi, 137 pp. with 24 ALBUMIN PHOTOGRAPHS. Binding: Full calf in Renaissance-style arabesques stamped in blind, spine renewed, binding worn with edge and corner wear; internally some old deaccession stamps in purple to blanks and last page, frontispiece detached from text block, some moderate to heavy foxing and occasional stains, crude repair to inner hinge. Despite condition flaws, still a rather interesting work and an early example of us of photography in art historical research and cataloging. The work contains photographs of medieval enamels, furniture, limoges, reliquaries, armor etc. Hollingworth Magniac (1786–1867) "was a merchant and connoisseur of medieval art. He was instrumental in the formation of Jardine Matheson, and Company, one of the largest trading houses in Asia during the 19th century." Jardines was one of the original Hong Kong trading houses or Hongs that date back to Imperial China. Interestingly, not all of his treasures has escaped the probing of modern scholarship unscathed: one of the his pieces is a now declared fake "15th-century" Swiss or German coffer in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Very Rare in Commerce. $500 #albumins #collecting #antiques #medieval #renaissance #arthistory #asiantrading #HongKong #AWBOOKSIGCAT2 Terms: Subject to prior sale. Will comment "Sold" if sold. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve and for payment. 30 Day return for any reason.