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Mildred Barnes Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss to Royall Tyler, April 27, 1930

[telegram draft]
4/27/30Sunday.
Tyler 29 rue Dastorg Paris

Received catalogueMax J. Friedländer, Die Sammlung Dr. Albert Figdor, Wien (Berlin: Cassirer, 1930). hour of sailing. Eager acquire 48 but fear price. 57 second choice unless too high otherwise 26.See Paul 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; and no. 57: Venetian, thirteenth-century ivory Eucharastic spoon, pl. 14. 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. Cant exceed thousand pounds total—reach Claridges Tuesday. Dinner Paris about tenth. Love Milrob

 
Associated Places: Paris (France)
Associated Artworks: BZ.1930.5