DEHUA PORCELAINS FROM THE GALSTER-IRELAND COLLECTION (LOTS 3140 TO 3147)
This selection of Dehua porcelains from the Galster-Ireland Collection features an impressive group of Dehua figures and wares dating from the 17th through the 20th centuries. Formed over a 60-year period, primarily in New York, The Galster-Ireland collection reveals the keen, self-trained eye of a dedicated collector, with every piece exhibiting a different and endearing quality. Every object that was added to the collection was chosen for pure pleasure to the eye. Buying pieces that appealed to his aesthetic sense, Mr. Ireland perused New York shops and antique markets, as well as the shops of premier New York dealers such as Ralph M. Chait Galleries, E & J Frankel and Rare Art, as well as local auctions.
Veterans of World War II, Gilbert Ireland and his partner Robert Galster both hailed from Ohio and came to New York to study at the Parsons School of Design after the war ended. Ireland went on to become the display director at Bergdorf Goodman for over 40 years, sometimes working with Mrs. Goodman in her apartment, strategically placing her own paintings artfully within the interior. His keen artistic and design sense is evident throughout the Galster-Ireland Collection, and is truly timeless.