EB Christies The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Volume III – Fine Ming & Qing Ceramics, Jade 3/19/15
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
19 March 2015
Few individuals have made such an invaluable contribution to the study and appreciation of Asian art in the West than the collector, dealer, and scholar Robert Hatfield Ellsworth. Embracing ancient bronzes and Ming furniture, fine jade, modern Chinese painting, and Himalayan, Indian, and Southeast Asian works of art, Ellsworth was fully immersed in every facet of the Asian art historical canon, in addition to being a skilled and passionate collector of English furniture, silver and decorative arts.
Ellsworth’s prolific contributions mark him as one of the last true connoisseur-dealers, and his brilliance, passion and expertise is embodied in his personal collection, one of the greatest assemblages of Asian art in the history of collecting