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 Partridge & Sons Ltd, Frank

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Frank Partridge (1875-1953), was a dealer in Chinese art with offices at 26 King Street, London, SW1 and 741 Fifth Avenue, New York. After bombing in 1944, the company relocated to 144-146 New Bond Street. The son of Robert and Eliza Partridge who owned a bootmaking business in Hertfordshire, Frank founded Partidges in 1900. He was a respected and trusted dealer to many eminenet collectors, not least Sir William Burrell and was fortunate to survive the sinking of the Lusitania on 7th May 1915, unlike his friend and companion, Edgar Gorer. Partridge lent to the 1935-36 International Exhibition of Chinese Art at the Royal Academy.

Manuscript source
Archive location: Partridge & Co.

Published sources
Illustrated Catalogue of an exhibition of old Chinese Porcelain, Summer 1933.
G.B. Spencer, 'Memoirs of the late Frank Partridge', 1961.
website: lmslusitania.info
The Times, Obituary, 11 August 1953, p.8 and 13 August 1953, p.8.
UK 1881 Census On-line.

Who:
Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd

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