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    Sale 2811

    European Noble and Private Collections

    24 - 25 June 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 114

    A BIDJAR RUNNER

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BIDJAR RUNNER
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    Overall in good condition, with minor losses to each end
    279 cm. x 110 cm


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF THE LATE HAROLD A. HARTOG SOLD TO BENEFIT THE HAROLD A. AND INGEBORG L. HARTOG FOUNDATION (LOTS 114-131)

    In the nineteen-thirties Harold Hartog began his business career. He
    was a descendant of a founder of Unilever, one of the world's largest
    industrial and commercial conglomerates. Mr. Hartog served as Chairman of Unilever's International Board of Directors and played an important role in building its German subsidiaries.

    Harold Hartog was an avid supporter of Israel. He was the benefactor
    behind the founding of the Harold Hartog School of Government and
    Policy
    , which is situated in the Gershon H. Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences at Tel Aviv University, Israel's largest university. He
    supported the Freedom from Hunger Campaign, as well as the building
    that houses the institute for Cereal Crops Improvement.

    In 2005 Mr. Hartog established the charitable foundation Harold A.
    Hartog und Ingeborg L. Hartog-Stifftung
    . He will be remembered for
    his social commitment and his generosity. The focus of the foundation
    lies in the aid of elderly people, youth welfare service, development
    aid, international understanding and official recognized/acknowledged
    associations of welfare work.

    Over decades Mr. Hartog was a great supporter of the Museum fr Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg and the circle of friends of the museum, the

    Justus Brinckmann Gesellschaft. As an honorary member of this
    association/society, he shaped in a particular way the department for
    far eastern art and donated his eminent collection of Chinese
    porcelain. Furthermore he influenced the daily work of the museum and
    the rebuilding of parts of the museum. The Hartog-Flgel and the
    Hartog-Galerie at the Museum fr Kunst und Gewerbe was named
    after him.

    During his lifetime Mr. Hartog received many English and Dutch decorations.