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THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE GEORGE FRANCIS WARRE, CBE
SOLD ON BEHALF OF A DIRECT DESCENDANT (Lots 178, 240-242)
George Warre was born in Oporto on 19 April 1876, and was the third generation of the famous port-producing Warre family to have been born in Portugal. It was probably Captain Annesley Tyndale of Hove, Sussex, a keen collector of Chinese ceramics and hardstones, who introduced George Warre to the field of Chinese art. Tyndale was a close family friend and, according to the family, adopted the Warre name, and it was his collection that George Warre inherited.
George Warre added to the Collection with his wife Nora, whom he married in 1912 and who also showed a keen interest in Chinese art. The Warre Collection was amassed through purchases from highly respected London dealers such as Spinks, Bluetts, Sparks, Malletts, Partridges, and Gorer. Many of the pieces from the collection were bequested to various institutions, including Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, the Montreal Museum of Fine Art; the National Turst and The Art Gallery and Museum at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton.