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Author: Fangyi Cheng

Chinese Nomadic Art and the Journey to Collect

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The Legacy of the Mayer Collection

By: Fangyi Cheng and Fangyi Cheng and Fangyi Cheng

For foreigners in China, the 1920s and ’30s were the golden age for collecting artifacts. Professional curators and dealers sent by foundations or governments stayed in Beijing, Tianjin, and other big cities to search for Chinese antiquities or to do fieldwork. Others were amateur collectors of more modest personal means. William Mayer (1892–1975) and his […]


Chinese Nomadic Art and the Journey to Collect

photograph
The Legacy of the Mayer Collection

By: Fangyi Cheng and Fangyi Cheng and Fangyi Cheng

For foreigners in China, the 1920s and ’30s were the golden age for collecting artifacts. Professional curators and dealers sent by foundations or governments stayed in Beijing, Tianjin, and other big cities to search for Chinese antiquities or to do fieldwork. Others were amateur collectors of more modest personal means. William Mayer (1892–1975) and his […]


Chinese Nomadic Art and the Journey to Collect

photograph
The Legacy of the Mayer Collection

By: Fangyi Cheng and Fangyi Cheng and Fangyi Cheng

For foreigners in China, the 1920s and ’30s were the golden age for collecting artifacts. Professional curators and dealers sent by foundations or governments stayed in Beijing, Tianjin, and other big cities to search for Chinese antiquities or to do fieldwork. Others were amateur collectors of more modest personal means. William Mayer (1892–1975) and his […]