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Porcelain from the Private Collection of Marjorie Merriweather Post
Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887-1973), heir to the Post cereal fortune, was a renowned American art collector, philanthropist and socialite. In the late 1930s, she accompanied her third husband Ambassador Joseph E. Davies, to the Soviet Union, where she began to collect Russian works of art. Her time in Russia stimulated an interest in Russian art that Post developed throughout the rest of her life. Over time, she assembled the most important collection of Russian art outside of Russia, which she displayed in her private residence and later public museum, Hillwood, in Washington, DC.
The following lots, representing works from the Gardner Factory, the Imperial Porcelain Factory and the Kornilov Factory, have descended in the family of Marjorie Merriweather Post and are being offered at auction for the first time.
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION