Bluett & Sons (Biographical details)

Bluett & Sons (dealer/auction house; British; 1921 - 1992; active)

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Bluett & Sons


48 Davies Street, London W1Y 1LD (from 1927)


Leonard Buckland (d. 1963) and Edgar Ernest (d. 1964), sons of Alfred Ernest Bluett. 1919 founder members of the British Antique Dealers’ Association. Brothers were in close contact with the Oriental Ceramic Society through A. L. Hetherington (q.v.).
Roger Bluett (1925-2000), Leonard’s son, President of BADA in mid 1970s, Chairman of the Grosvenor House Antiques, first Chairman of the ceramics course at West Dean and first Chairman of the Museum of East Asian Art, Bath.
Dealers in Oriental and other antiquities; advertising states "By appointment Antiquaries of Chinese Works of Art to H.M. the King of Sweden" (May 1970).
Publlications: "Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society"; Edgar Bluett, 'The Nien-hao and Period Identification, vol. 13, 1935-36, pp. 51-63, 5 Pls; 'Second thoughts on the Dating of Early Ming Porcelains', vol. 19, 1942-43, pp. 37-43, 4 Pls.


See the entry in CARP (Chinese Art - Research into Provenance) http:// Davids and Dominic Jellinek,"PROVENANCE: Collectors, Dealers and Scholars: Chinese Ceramics in Britain and America", 2011, pp. 79,80,81,82 & 83; Stacey Pierson, "Collectors, Collections and Museums: The Field of Chinese Ceramics in Britain, 1560-1960", 2007, 109, 131& 2, 143&4, 146, 151, 159, 164, 171, 174& 5. "Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society", vol. 35, 1963-1964, p. xx, obituary, Harry M. Garner. Roger B. Bluett, "Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society", vol. 64, 1999-2000, pp xiv&xv, obituary, Brian Morgan.