Charles A. Dana

Description

Items relating to the Dana auction catalogue, 1898.

Charles A. Dana, editor of the Newspaper "The Sun," was an intellectual and had a passion for Chinese porcelain. Following his death, his family sold the collection in 1898 so that items would be in the possession of someone who could care for them properly. According to the New York Times, the sale realized $115, 124 in total for his "ceramic collection."

"Close of the Dana Sale," New York Times, February 27, 1898.

Title

Charles A. Dana

Items in the Charles A. Dana Collection

Eastern ceramics and other objects of art belonging to the estate of the late Charles A. Dana.
Description of item no. 498 featuring peach glaze from the Dana catalogue.

Eastern ceramics and other objects of art belonging to the estate of the late Charles A. Dana.
Description of items no. 496 featuring a rose souffle on white glaze from the Dana catalogue.

Eastern ceramics and other objects of art belonging to the estate of the late Charles A. Dana.
Description of items featuring Clair de lune glazes from the Dana catalogue.

Eastern ceramics and other objects of art belonging to the estate of the late Charles A. Dana.
Description of item no. 85, a vase, including translation of characters by Bushell, from the Dana catalogue.