- Also known as
Sir Harry M Garner
primary name: Garner, Harry M
other name: (Sir) Garner, Harold
- individual; collector; British; Male
- Life dates
- A distinguished mathematician, he joined the Royal Aircraft establishment in 1927; he was Director of Scientific Research, Ministry of Aircraft Production in 1943; and Chief Scientist to Ministry of Supply 1949-53. He collected oriental art and published extensively, producing standard reference works on blue and white ware, lacquer ware and cloisonne enamels. He and Lady Garner donated much of the collection to the British and Victoria and Albert Museums. He was Hon Secretary of the Oriental Ceramic Society from 1951-1967 and President from 1967-1971.
Publications: "Oriental Blue and White", 1954; "Chinese and Japanese Cloisonne Enamels", 1962; "Chinese Lacquer". 1979.
"Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society", 'Blue and White of the Middle Ming Period', vol. 27, 1951-52, pp. 73-82, 8 Pls; Early chinese Crackled Porcelain - Exhibition of the Arts of the Sung Dynasty, vol. 32, 1959-60, pp. 19-28; Guri Lacquer in the Ming Dynasty, vol. 31, 1957-59, pp. 61-73, 6 Pls; Introduction to the Catalogue of the Exhibition of the Arts of the Ch'ing Dynasty, vol. 35, 1963-64, pp. 1-6, exhibits 48-80; Introduction to the Catalogue of the Exhibition of the Arts of the Ming Dynasty, vol. 30, 1955-57, pp. 1=12; Introduction to the Catalogue of the Exhibition of Chinese Blue and White Porcelain, 14th - 19th century, vol. 27, 1953-54, pp. ; Introduction to the Catalogue of the Exhibition of Enamelled Polychrome Porcelain of the Manchu Dynasty, vol. 26, 1950-51, pp. 59-62; Lacquer and Furniture - Exhibition of the Arts of the Ming Dynasty, vol. 30, 1955-57, pp. 33-44; Metalwork, including cloisonne - Exhibition of the Arts of the Ming Dynasty, vol. 30, 1955-57, pp. 45-52; The Origins of the 'Famille Rose' (Second Hills Gold Medal Lecture), vol. 37, 1967-69, pp. 1-16, 20 Pls; Some Notes on the Chinese Blue and White Exhibition, vol. 28, 1953-54, pp. 51-56, 4 Pls; T'ang Ceramics and Glass - Exhibition of the Arts of the T'ang Dynasty, vol. 28, 1954-55, Appendix ;
- Who's Who 1972, p. 1169
Jessica Harrison-Hall, 'Catalogue of late Yuan and Ming Ceramics in the British Museum', 2001, p. 587.
Professor Collar & Basil Gray [obituary], 'Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society" vol. 41, 1975-1977, pp xxvi-iii.
Stacey Pierson, 'Collectors, Collections and Museum: The Field of Chinese Ceramics in Britain, 1560-1960', 2001, pp 194-196 & 204; Roy Davids & Dominic Jellinek, "PROVENANCE: Collectors, Dealers and Scholars: Chinese Ceramics in Britain and America", 2011, pp. 191&192, Pl. 3, p.6.