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 Boode, Peter

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Peter Boode (pronounced: Boda) was a very important supplier and dealer for many years from the 1920s. Bluetts held an exhibition in June 1934 which included an extraordinary range of material, evidently all acquired in China. He would seem to have built up quite a large stock. Bluetts last dealings with him, then living in the Scillies, was in 1970, and among items sold at that time was an important 14th century copper red dish (now part of the Addis gift to the British Museum). This dish had been offered at Bluetts in 1934 at £55 with no buyer, and finally found its way into Sir John Addis’s collection in 1970 for £12,000. Boode had a flat in the same Mayfair block as the major collector Lord Cunliffe, and many fine ex-Boode pieces were included in Bonhams sale of the remainder of the Cunliffe collection, 11 Nov 2002. The residue of his collection was sold at Sotheby's after his death in 1972 (Sotheby & Co., 28 November 1972, lots 145-52).

Addresses associated with him:

25 Bazar Straat, Den Haag, Holland.
17 Museum Road, Shanghai
c/o Netherlands Legation, Peking
125 Mount Street, London W.1
5 Carlos Place, Mount Street, London W.1.

Lent to RA Exh 1935-6 (his address: London) – 2 items- and advertised in the catalogue.

See TOCS 1946-7. In list of members, TOCS 1942-43.

Peter Boode

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