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Please note that this has been inset with turquoise, not malachite.
Rev. Victor Farmer (1898-1977)
The first acquisitions of the Farmer Collection begun in the late 19th century when Rev. Victor Farmer's father, William Farmer, went to Hong Kong in 1888 as manager of the Peak Hotel and later built and managed the Victoria Hotel. Victor Farmer, after the World War I where he was unscathed as a subaltern in the Suffolk Regt., joined Brunner Mondlate ICI in 1921, and married in 1925. The Farmers first moved to Canton and subcequently to Harbin, eventually settling in Tianjin for many years, where Victor Farmer's collecting started. He then became Chairman of the company and moved to Shanghai.
After the People's Republic of China was established, the Farmers were granted an exit visa in 1953, but sadly Mrs. Farmer died the same year. Unusually he was allowed to take his entire collection with him out of the People's Republic. He spent a short time in Hong Kong, and returned to UK in 1954, where he took Holy Orders in 1965. During this time he became a member of the Oriental Ceramic Society, and many of the pieces in the collection were exhibited. He retired finally in 1975 and passed away two years later in 1977. Lots 452 - 467 offered in this sale are from the Farmer Collection.