The James Brow Collection of Dong Son Bronzes is one of the finest assembled and was chronicled in a lengthy article published in Arts of Asia, Volume 37 Number 3, published May-June 2007. Written by James Brow himself, this article is recognized as a definitive work on the subject.
After serving as a Vietnamese interpreter/linguist in the US Army in Vietnam from 1967-1968, James returned to the USA and met his future Vietnamese wife at the University of Maryland. Her father was a writer and historian who started Brow on a lifetime of study of Vietnamese history, culture, and art. After working in China at the US Embassy and later in the private sector, James moved to Hong Kong and worked in Vietnam, allowing him to research in-depth the country's long history and culture. Much of this research was centered on the Bronze Age and the unique bronze products of the country's Dong Son culture. It was in the early 1980s the Brows began collecting these particular Dong Son bronzes.
Tuesday, January 29th, 5-7pm
Wednesday, January 30th, 10-5pm
Thursday, January 31st, 10-5pm
This auction features Asian and Ethnographic art from the Collection of Ron Krannich that he amassed over the last 35 years. As a travel writer he spanned the globe, and as a collector he purchased items he was passionate about along the way.
Other highlights in the auction include American, English and French 18th and 19th century furniture and decorations, the steel sculpture featured above by Ernest Trova, a bronze of Cupid and Psyche by Eugene-Ernest Chretien, a 16th century portrait of Virgin and Child from the Circle of Pieter Coecke van Aelst, several works by Savannah artists Myrtle Jones, Christopher Murphy Jr. and Sr., Hattie Saussy and others.
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Amanda and Chris Everard