Receipts with his name on them are also flooding the market, you can find them on Google Image Search. The Fonthill Heirlooms remains one of the most facinating groups of Imperial Qing porcelain and works of art formed by a European in the 19th Century.
Computer displayed by Robert Rosenbloom at the Vintage Computer Festival.Even more amazingly, a number of the lots being presented by Altair Auctions were according to the receipts being shown as provenance were bought many years after the buyers died. In addition, of course, are assorted labels indicating equally dubious provenances.Alfred Clark and his wife were at the forefront of collecting Chinese ceramics and art during the first half of the 20th C. Many believed their collection to be on a par with the collection of Sir Percival David. Clark made his fortune as one of the drivers behind the modern recording industry founding several highly successful firms after leaving the United States to work for Thomas Edson. Part of his collection is today in the British museum, including the companion piece to the one sold at Sotheby's, which was donated in the 1930's. In 1928 he became a naturalised British citizen and a leading figure at the Oriental Ceramics Society.It appears that Mr Morrison bought, still packed in the original campaign chests, the mementoes which Lord Loch had brought back from Beijing.However, it is unclear how much of the Fonthill Heirlooms formed part of this purchase traceable directly back to the sacking, and how much was subsequently acquired by Mr Morrison from London antique dealers emerging into leading taste creators around the new antique dealing areas of Belgravia, Mayfair and Bond Street" Note: This post is not an accusation of any criminal intent towards the auctioneer but is my personal opinion about the authenticity of the items being presented.
This was held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, November 2007. Taken with a Canon Power Shot A630 (1/10 second and F/3.2) with existing light.