The Menagerie of Fantasy and the Red Pagoda: The Lives of Clemence d’Ennery & C.T. Loo

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Red Pagoda. Siren-Com, CC BY-SA 3.0 < licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

The Menagerie of Fantasy and the Red Pagoda: The Lives of Clemence d’Ennery & C.T. Loo

Julian Brown
October 26, 2023
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Zoom Webinar
$15 per person Society members; $20 per person non-members. Advance registration must be received by SAA by Oct. 19, 2023.

Advance registration for this member event is now closed. Please email the SAA office if you have questions.

One of the SAA’s favorite speakers, Dr. Julian Brown will examine the lives of two remarkable collectors of Asian art in Paris – the colorful and controversial dealer C.T. Loo and the formidable collector Clemence d’Ennery. Hear how C.T. Loo, despite being born poor in rural China, became the 20th century’s most famous dealer of Chinese antiquities and Mme d’Ennery, the inquisitive wife of a well-known French writer, assembled an impressive 7000 piece collection of Asian ceramics and decorative arts.

The newly restored Red Pagoda (C.T. Loo’s headquarters in Paris) and the Musée d’Ennery (closed for many years and now open by appointment) will also be a topic of Julian’s discussion.

Born and educated in England, art historian Julian Brown commutes between his homes in Normandy and Paris. He earned a PhD from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). He spends most of his time leading tours in Europe and Southeast Asia in addition to lecturing. He recently led a very popular SAA trip to Indochina and will be leading the Springtime in Paris with the SAA trip next April.


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