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THE SUN, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1913.
ENGLISH ARL'S ART TREASURES IN NEW YORK sPPPPKZL2 VBJ fc '4-iliBsssssssssHH Clanwilliam Collection, Now on Exhibition Here, Particularly Rich in Old Sewes, Old Silver and Sihrar Gilt HISTORY Is constantly repeating itself. TOp ancient Grecian generals when they returned from the warn brought back with them the flnesririarble columns, ! the most costly golden carvings and the most beautiful statues that they tind twrunB from thctr iUfutoil foes. So did the medkcval barons, and so did Na poleon. We have changed the method now, but not the fact. We do not allow any longer our politicians to cry, "To the victors lielong the spoils," but power, represented In the modern system by money. Is all conquering. Those that own master pieces of art, but have Insufficient In comes, are soon forced to part with their masterpieces. To New York they come. Already the money centre of the world, this city U also destined to be the great art centre. The most recent collection of art objects to be brought to this city Is now being shown In rooms at the Hotel Plaza by W. It. Partridge, a London art dealer, who has despoiled a- fine old English home. Up Park, reterstleld, Hampshire, which has been a seat of the Earls of Clanwilliam slnre 17S7. It Is a fine characteristic specimen of the comfort able, solid British country house, sur rounded by spacious green lawns, old trees, arbors and gardens. The collec tion was formed by the first Earl of Clanwilliam, who had great taste and k.ri wl.lolv travelled. Tfte objects have remained continuously In the mansion . at Up Tark until their recent removal, hut a few additions were made by late Earls. The family name of Otic Earl is Meade, and the Mcades, who originally spelled ( their name Meagh, Mlagh or Mjagn, have lived for centuries In the county and city of Cork and have been landed proprietors Blnce the earliest mention of the name. The present earl Is the fifth In the line and unmarried. The i heir presumptive is (his brother, the r . .1 T l V- Tin ttrnuont Hon. liernen .ui-uuv, . - . tenant of Up Tark Is Colonel the Hon. Keith Tumour I'utherstonhnugh, uncle ,f Vorl tVlntorton. The collection consists of bronzes, Old jVuremberg Parcc Gilt" Z7& nkard pahlnets. old Sevres, clocks, ivories. porcelains, silver gilt and old sliver. Probably the rarest and most costly items are the pieces of old Sevres, sonv of which date from the most notable period of the royal French factory. The finest Sevres in the Clanwilliam collection Is undoubtedly a garniture, of three oviform vases that are dated 1776 and were decorated by Bertram. The design consists of large groups of various flowers and fruits, In rich nat ural colors, and also horizontal, pendent and Interlaced wreaths of flowers. The centre vase, twenty-one Inches high, has upright folded strap handles, bleu-du-rol, white and gold, with grad uated gold beads down the centre In high relief. The flowers are painted upon a strikingly beautiful light royal blue ground, covered with gold "icll do Derdrlx." The French garnitures were usually made In five pieces, three large vaBes, and two smaller Hower vaMes. Somo Idea of tho Importance of this present garniture will be given when It is stated that the two smaller vases of this set are among the treasures of the famous Wallace collection, In Lon don. Another Important vase of about tho aame height, In gold and bleu-du-rol, ia decoiated with a flne panel by Morin of an Eastern quay scene, with tur baned figures directing the unloading of casks and balas from a sailing ves- TkW VHMHramr tiutsburg Silver ,, YWm. W .-mHli. MaGs" .T-. Gilt FitSure. EHzabetfian jlB Cd Sevres el; the reverse being painted with a bouquet of flowers. Another Sevres vase has a camp scene by Dodln, and another Is tulip-shaped, with ormolu mounts, with n glaso of rare turquolso blue. Other items of old Sevres In the collection Include a rosewatcr ewer and oval shaped basin, a cabaret of five pieces and a Louis XVI, lyre-shape.) clock. The most interesting of the furniture pieces Is nn ebony cabinet lacquered and decorated In tho Japanese manner by C'arlln, and with ormolu mounts by Oouthlere, The centre door has a cir cular panel In which there nro two Japanese figures reclining upon tho terraco of a summer house, beneath flr trees. Tho side doors arc decorated with landscapes. Tho commodo Is sur mounted by a white marblo slab, under Which Is stamped the signature of the maker, "Carlln, Ebcnlsto." Tho Karl of Clanwilliam was an as siduous and astute collector of old silver and silver gilt. 1IU most famous find of this description in a sixteenth cen tury stiver gilt loving cup, wllh'a silver bowl In the form of a nautilus shell. The carving of tho cup Is of extraor dinary Intricacy and shows a wealth of Imagination, Than is a flamboyant Old fjugoburg Figure in Silver. dragon enluclng the bowl and his great head, from which a tongue of trans parent amber protrudes, surmounts the top. All sorts of sea monsters, sea deities, fishes, sheila and sea plants aro Interwoven in the design. Thero nro several Augsburg and Nuremberg pieces. An attractive Augs burg warrior In silver gilt bends on one kneo In very much the attitude of n dancer In the fair.otiH llallet Itussn and with both hands raised bears aloft n globular glass cup on which are en graved a coat of arms, quaint figures clasping hands and an inscription. It dates from 1760 and is by Johan Jacob Adum. An Augsburg figure piece in Bllvcr Is of a man seated In carnival costume, with a chJbouquo tubo in his mouth and n baton sticking in h'is girdle. A Nureinlerg parcel gilt tank ard with nn embossed and chased design of nn equestrian combat Is by Hans Mclster, 1!83. and n standing cup dated 1600 Is by Franz Vlscher Among the English pieces an Eliza bethan standing salt box Is very distin guished. It Is Intricately embossed with grotesquo and lion's masks, groups of fruit and scrolled strap work. It iH'nrs tho Loudon hall mark of 168S. There Is a Commonwealth tankard of 165'.' and a Charles II. tlat topped tankard of 167K. There are a )nr of Queen Anne salvers, by Simon I'antln, 1713; ;i pair of Georgo IV. massive Pil grim's bottles, hall marked London, 1823; a George II, ccuclle of elaborate design, with a rover and ladle, and of course some Charles I. apostle spoons. Tho Chelsea and Worcester porce lains are well represented. There are four sided and tripod Chelsea vases and among the flgure pieces is a group of tho seasons, with a small boy and a girl typifying the four divisions of tho year. This Is not the tirst time that Mr. Partridge has brought an English art collection to New York. Ills exhibition some years ago of old Chippendale, most of which was sold to H. E. Hunt ingdon of Los Angeles, Cal., Is well re-membered. Canadian Silhouettes THE gash in the mountains rear ward leads to the Stato of Woshlngton. A line of rails, away up there on a shelf cut along the edgo of the mountains, runs down to Spo kane. To come to Nelson from tho main lino of tho Canadian Pacific Hail way you have to change trains nt Uevelstoke, Journey to Arrowhend, take boat there nnd pass tho length of Arrow Lakes to Itobson, then entrain again. To come to Nelson from tho Crow's Nest Pass you have to take boat nt Kootenay Landing. It Is locked nwny among tho mountains like n pearl In nn oyster. To me It is one of tho most fascinat ing of tho mountain towns. Hacked by that mountain on whose flank the rail way runs to Spokane, It descends In tiers line a steep theatre gallery to Maker street, the main street, and thence a little further to tho lake. Two electric cars twist and twine up anil down the slopes. It Is like a Western Clovelly with electric cars more scattered than Clovelly, nnd Its plcturesqueness u Western plcturesqueness, with Kootenay ike ut its feet instead of the Hrl- Channel. Across the lake a iliun of mountain shows sparkling r l scattered bushes and fan shaped glu sades every heiu and there, of tl mountain's rubble, either where pro pectors have put in a blast long ago nt where Nature has loosened part of tin declivity. Eastward tvery time you lift yom eyes you tee a blue mountain some thing of the shape of lien Lomond, but making Hen Lomond a pigmy. Its rldgt sparkles like turquoise and salt. Olo residents could tell what month It Is if they lost count of passing time by run slderlng these far off fissures of .-in w among the high rocks, for they wav and wane with winter nnd summer, I ' are never wholly cleared nway On some bright days the whit" tlieM- far off glaciers under a pa.e In h .sky must make n lasting impre-.- n and the "excitement" seekers rushed in 'here In 1 :'. must now. w r ever they be, if they ln-.ir Nelson tin ti tloned. have that mountain pile . pelf up In their memory. The famous M il Gibson mine is over there sniin-w ,eri up toward the etony height. linker street once seethed with tin young men of the Jack easy gait tin cheery eyes nnd the hats at de il ma care angles. They built the town and passed away. Now It has almost a sleepy air. Umbrellas may be seen Inn to-day as all through Canada um brellas with hook handles hanging i " the arms of men. Hut people who shoiiia know whisper that if the old etTer -cence looked more lively, under the a parent sleepiness of to-day Is mop genuine and reliable business Certainly there Is money in Nol" The lake front alone shows tin-, wv its little floating village of motor bi houses reached by a floating sulewa ' off which are many side turnings, A these motor boat houses, each with it motor boat, suggest banking iin'o,i' among the Nelson citizens. Trains i 'ii and go at the depot. .Stei n wlie. I. churn over their white reflections in t'n lake, going off to .5.nuUm on the I'pp. i Kootenay Lake or to Kootenay Landii on the Lower. The ruins or the smelter on a low pro jcctlon of the mountain westward In Ip to give a slightly tired appearand a!s the twisted ruins of the old luirKe' tramway that ran up to the Athabasi I mine itim win riinw 4iih. ..hh- 4t, i a time one wire carrieit up einpi buckets from the smeller and the nt. brought down the ore filled ones, was a queer sensation to be miles up i the hills In the region of chlpmut' badger, bear, and breaking through ' bushes come to a creaking, whlspe. 'i sound, look up and see the at i buckets on their wires swaying a from wooden tower to wooden towel Sometimes men going to the in n. climbed u tower nnd dropped ltit bucket on Its way up. It was neces to hold tight and lower ones head each tower, otherwise there might ha been u horrible spill. There was a In rlblo spill once. High up In the ni.iu tains a transverse gulch Is crossed b the wires nnd a man riding up to tin mlno by bucket, who had kept hts he n so fnr, was suddenly smitten with i vertigo ut the sensation of soaring of Into space, loosed his hold, clutched tin air, the bucket swung. After that men were told th.it the could put their blankets In a bucket II they wished to save the packing nt them, but they were warned off when they showed sign of saving tliemsehes tne long tramp up to the mines iy fit ting In ono of tho buckets. That's li ngo. Tho contraption does not work ii all now "mid mouldering ashes ln lies." Incendlarists burnt dnwn t' smelter and it has not yet been ml u ' "Excitement" Is over for the time be n in Nelson. I don't know but what I prefer it Is with a quiet business going nn i 1 an air as of an English miirkit with grasshoppers and June Ihil-p i Ing and ricocheting In the stic 1,1 toward evening mosquito hawks ' " and flying In eerl flight over ih ' '"'I1 slope of bungalows,