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Royall Tyler to Mildred Barnes Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss, January 31, 1938 [1]

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1938 Jan 31

Budapest

Robert Woods Bliss

3101 R St NW

WashingtonDC

Thanks cable. BustrosElias (Elie) Bustros, an antiquities dealer in Beirut, Lebanon. sent photos find consisting four Byzantine jewels with alabaster casketBZ.1938.30. one agate doveBZ.1938.27. surmounted gold cross and stand two granulated gold locketTyler mistakenly thought there were four objects. In his letter of February 1, 1938, he writes: “On re-examining Bustros’s photos, I see that I made a mistake yesterday: there are only 3 jewels. What I had taken for a locket is the reverse of one of the medallions.” three and four glass paste medallions gold mountsBZ.1938.28 and BZ.1938.29. Stop One and two ravishing other attractive Stop Demands 1250 dollars and telegraphic decision Stop Advise getting will try reduction cable reply.

 
Associated People: Elias (Elie) Bustros
Associated Artworks: BZ.1938.27; BZ.1938.28; BZ.1938.29; BZ.1938.30