Collection of Ray Olivier, Milledgeville, Georgia
SEPTEMBER 16, 2021–During the 1970s and 80s, Ray Olivier became passionate about researching, investigating, and acquiring Chinese earthenware and porcelains. Ray and his wife, Joyce, would travel far and wide to hunt down treasures and fill any gap in his collection. Upon Ray’s passing the Chinese Art collection was sold in its entirety to a new owner. After having been the steward of the collection for many years, the new owner has decided to bring this group to market. Ray collected all types of Chinese porcelain, including Tang dynasty pots and figures, Song ceramics, Hare’s fur, monochrome glazes of greens, blues and reds, Peach Bloom, Sang de Bouef, and crackle glazed wares from the Ming and Qing dynasties. A finely enameled lotus blossom cup with a reign mark is a special object and of fine quality. It is not often such a group is offered to the public in its entirety. The examples are a testament to Ray and his breadth of knowledge and understanding of Chinese ceramics. A very well-rounded collection, Brunk Auctions is pleased to bring this group to the market just as Ray had envisioned it.