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Royall Tyler to Mildred Barnes Bliss, April 21, 1930

Western Union Cablegram
Paris 21 Apr 1930Monday.
Milrobert NYK [sic]

If you have received catalogue Seligmann salePaul Clemen, Otto von Falke, and Georg Swarzenski, Die Sammlung Dr. Leopold Seligmann, Köln (Berlin: Hermann Ball–Paul Graupe, 1930). taking place Berlin April 28 and 29 please cable whether you want me try for some of the barbaric jewelry and numbers 26 comma 48 comma 57 comma 151 comma 187 comma 135Paul Clemen, Otto von Falke, and Georg Swarzenski, Die Sammlung Dr. Leopold Seligmann, Köln (Berlin: Hermann Ball–Paul Graupe, 1930). No. 26: Early Christian bronze lampstand (BZ.1930.5), pl. 8; no. 48: Ravannate or Egyptian champlevé enamel with Saints Constantine and Helen, pl. 13; no. 57: Venetian, thirteenth-century ivory Eucharastic spoon, pl. 14; no. 135: Auvergnoise twelfth-century wood Enthroned Madonna and Child, pl. 39; no. 151: French or German fourteenth-century wood Madonna and Child, pl. 53; and no. 187: Byzantine eighth-century silk textile fragment, pl. 75. No. 57, which was auctioned and acquired as a Venetian thirteenth-century ivory Eucharistic spoon with a pelican finial, is now identified as an Edo (Benin) sixteenth- or seventeenth-century export carving. It is in the National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C., acc. no. 69-20-4, a bequest of Mildred Barnes Bliss. giving outside global limit. Easter greetings. Tyler

[notations in pencil: √√ over numbers 26, 48, and 57; X over numbers 151 and 135; number 187 marked √ and then changed to X. Also the following pencil notations:]

X is 84 good? Gr. Gl. Bowl fr—
X ‘ 101 ‘ ? altar front—Lorrain
‘ 102 ‘ ? Reliquary—fr—
‘ 166 ‘ ? Statue of Ste Marg—Burg
X ‘ 176 ‘ ? Coptic fragment

 
Associated Artworks: BZ.1930.5