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May 6, 1952 My dear Mr. Upton: In answer to your letter of May 2, I take pleasure in advising you that the purchase you refer to must be the ones made by Mrs. H.E. Dodge, then Mrs. Hugh Dillman, on September 27, 1938, as my firm's records show that she was then billed for a pair of small paintings by J.B. Mallet 1759-1835, French artist of the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centures, for the global price of $3,600.- (Three thousand six hundred dollars). The titles of these two paintings are: "Le Perroquet Cheri" and "L'Amour Filial", the translations of which would be respectively "The Cherised Parrot" and "Filial Love". At the same time, as you correctly state, she purchased a Louis XV porcelain clock, resting on an ormulu base simulating vines with Sevres porcelain flowers. On the left side of the clock is a Chinese porcelain figure and under the clock a similar figure. The price of the clock was $4,800.- (Four thousand eight hundred dollars). I assume that the above information will prove satisfactory. I would however be pleased to give you any other available data in this connection, should you wish me to. Yours very truly, (Germain Seligman) Mr. F.E. Upton c/o Mrs. Horace E. Dodge 2512 Buhl Building Detroit 26, Michigan [[marginalia]] Mrs. H. Dodge [[/marginalia]]
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