[London, New York]: 1950-1984.
7 vols. Oblong 4to and 4to. London volumes bound in full brown pigskin, stamped in gilt; New York volumes bound in grey calf, stamped in silver. Item #234478
These guestbooks from the London and New York showrooms of Hanns Weinberg's Antique Porcelain Company form a virtual who’s-who of mid- to late-20th century European royalty, high society, and art world luminaries. Weinberg was the favored dealer to the Rockefeller, Mellon, and Phipps families, and his granddaughter continues the business today.
The book from the 1951 Festival Exhibition, signed on the opening, 18 June 1951, by the Queen Mary (“Mary R”), and signed thereafter by approximately 1350 distinguished visitors, collectors, and clients;
A book signed and dated by Queen Elizabeth (“Elizabeth R Feb: 4th 1953”), Princess Margaret (“Margaret February 4th 1953”), and the Duke of Windsor (“Edward 30.3.53”); also signed by Paul, Prince of Yugoslavia and one Lorna Howard, but otherwise unaccomplished;
The book from the 1953 Coronation Exhibition, signed, presumably on the opening, by Paul, Prince of Yugoslavia and Princess Marina, and signed thereafter by approximately 1500 distinguished visitors, collectors, and clients;
The principal shop Visitor’s book, signed, from 1951 through 1963, by approximately 1400 distinguished visitors, collectors, and clients, including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor (“Edward”; “Wallis Windsor”), Dimitri, Prince of Russia, Mr. & Mrs. John Hay Whitney, John Hayward, and John J. Slocum; 5th Marquess of Cholmondeley, Brigadier C. Huxley, Christian Hesketh, Duncan Grant, Winston Guest
And three books from the Company’s New York shop (later the Antique Company of New York), with a multitude of signatures 1967-1984, including Salvador Dali (full page with drawing of crown, 1972), Nelson Rockefeller, Happy and Nelson Rockefeller and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
Other signatories include: Louis Untermeyer, Sacheverall and Georgia Sitwell, B. Guggenheim, Mrs. Harvey Firestone, Jr., Charles B. Wrightsman & Jayne Wrightsman, Jean Marais, Duke of Marlborough (Blenheim), Mrs. Mellon Bruce, Edouard Jonas, Mrs. Kermit Roosevelt, Sadruddun Aga Khan, Fran Prin Bayer, Umberto (of Italy), Byron C. Foy, Mrs. John Barry Ryan, John Kennedy, Irwin Untermeyer, Winston F.C. Guest; Lee Radziwill, Eli Wallach, Giovanni (Gianni) Agnelli,: Helen Hayes, Michael Wilding, Audrey Meadows "The girl with the broken plates," Elizabeth of Yugoslavia, Mary Cushing Fosburgh, Sandy & R. Bronfman, Mrs Jules Stein, Jules Stein, Mary Lasker, John Carter of Sotheby's Book Department, Walter Hoving, Sadruddin Aga Khan, Nina Aga Khan, Mrs. John F. Kennedy (3307 N St. NW Washington DC--The Kennedy's home before the Whitehouse), James Wood Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Donen, Alan Jay Lerner, Lee Radziwill, Anne M. Ford, Mrs. Thomas Hitchcock, Mrs. Seymour Knox, Mrs. Ogden Phipps, H.R.H. Prince Franz von Bayern, Katherine Graham, Reinaldo Herrera, Nelson Rockefeller (written across the whole page), Walter Hoving.
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