The John Scott Colelction of British decorative arts had been amassed for over forty years, becoming what many regarded to be the finest collection in private hands. The Fine Art Society was privileged to present this remarkable collection. All works were offered for sale through a series of seven definitive exhibitions, divided into three complementary displays over the three floors of the New Bond Street gallery:
'Modern English': Design from the 1860s and 1870s - 11 June - 3 July 2014
Powell & Sons: Whitefriars Glass 1860-1960 - 11 June - 3 July 2014
British Art Pottery - 11 - 20 June 2014
The collection included examples by the most prestigious designers and manufacturers from the 1850s through to the mid-twentieth century, including Pugin, Dresser, Jeckyll, Morris and De Morgan. Responding to the products and energy of an expanding Empire and modern industry, John Scott has assembled a collection which illustrates, brilliantly and fully, one of the richest and most innovative chapters in the history of design.