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Offline chriscooper

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Re: latest Monart purchase
« Reply #30 on: April 10, 2014, 08:43:01 PM »
 "and his donations to Broadfield House were a wonderful act of generosity" had to do a double take then Gary thought Paul was taking about you.

Nice photos by the way :)

Offline nigel benson

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Re: latest Monart purchase
« Reply #31 on: April 11, 2014, 12:06:46 AM »
Like Frank, I knew and dealt with Michael Parkington for many years. He had a large collection of Monart (bigger than any of his other collections by far), but he looked for quality of workmanship in each item. That is to say he wanted the best example of  Monart, whether common or rare - meaning that rarity could well be turned down!!!

As for his 'depth of pocket', I often represted him at auction when he had to work out where on earth to get the money should he be successful. He was a true collector putting the need for the item before the 'incidental' of money - it was partly this that helped him build a collection that included so many top end items. Of course he also had a 'very good eye', something that is impotant to both collector's and dealers  ;) :)

Unfortuately, much of the monart collection was not photographed in the Christies catalogues - particularly in part one.


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Re: latest Monart purchase
« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2014, 10:57:18 AM »
Parkington collected and researched all British glass, he had just started on 20th Century when I met him. About that time he sold most of his early glass and to fill the empty shelves concentrated on the rarest and finest from Victorian times forwards.

In addition to the glass he had a lot of research material that he was very secretive about and shared with few. He certainly taught me a great deal and inspired the expansion of my own research interests.
Frank A.
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