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Royall Tyler to Mildred Barnes Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss, September 26, 1938 [1]

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1938 Sep 26

London

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Washington

Saw LandauNicolas Landau (1887–1979), an antiquities dealer known as “Le prince des antiquaires.” Born in Varsovia, he studied law in Paris before becoming an antiquities dealer in New York and then in Paris, where he had a business on the rue de Duras. today. Probably entrusting ivoryBZ.1939.8. Mrs Sessions Stop Saw KhawamKhawam Brothers, an antiquities business that was founded in Cairo in 1862 by Sélim Khawam. necklaceBZ.1938.69. photo sent you. Ripsnorter perhaps handsomest early Byzantine jewel known. Khawam wont moderate one cent. Kaleb foregoing commission Stop Regret must strongly advise personally prefer to Kelek ewerThis molded blue glass ewer has not been identified. Stop Khawam clamouring payment braceletsBZ.1938.64–65. Stop Dispatching Elephant TamerBZ.1927.1. paperHayford Peirce and Royall Tyler, “Elephant Tamer Silk, VIIIth Century,” in Three Byzantine Works of Art, Dumbarton Oaks Papers 2 (1941): 19–26. with photos Stop Don’t despair general situation. Expect back Geneva 2 October. Love.

 
Associated People: Barbara Sessions; Dikran G. Kelekian
Associated Things: Kalebdjian Frères
Associated Artworks: BZ.1927.1; BZ.1938.64–65; BZ.1938.69; BZ.1939.8