This November, Charlottes Auctions is honored to present a phenomenal collection of Sir Charles Stewart Addis, KCMG.
Charles Stewart Addis KCMG joined the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in London in 1880. When he was posted to Peking, he became one of the first Western bankers to live in Beijing, China in 1886. After he was appointed senior manager of HSBC's London office in 1911. He issued a restructuring loan to Yuan Shikai's Republican government, which was a success in 1913. In that year, the British government awarded Addis a knighthood of merit.
Charles Stewart Addis was very passionate about Chinese art. During his time in Beijing, the State Council Secretary's Office of the Nationalist Government gave and sold art to him on several occasions as gifts to friends.
In 1921, he was awarded the KCMG (Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George). In the same year, he retired from his position as London Manager of the HSBC Bank, but continued to serve as Manager of the British Group of the China Consortium and as a director of the Board of Directors of the British China Company and the China Central Railway Company. Later, he passed away on December 14, 1945 in Frant, Sussex.
The collection of Sir Charles Stewart Addis was inherited by his son, Sir John Addis. This collection was provided by collectors from around the world. Part of the old Sir John Addis Collection comes with the Charles Stewart Addis Collection label.
This stunning collection also covers various remarkable antiques and art including bronze, Tianhuang, ceramics, porcelains, paintings, calligraphy and Jade that were provided by various cosigners around the world. You do not miss this wonderful opportunity to buy or bid on this curated selection of Asian fine art and works of art.