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Charles Lang Freer to Dikran G. Kelekian, March 15, 1905

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Charles Lang Freer to Dikran G. Kelekian, March 15, 1905

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Letter from Freer to Kelekian

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"viz: The beautiful Rakka bowl, the small Rakka pitcher and the little Arabian jar, I am keeping and for these I understand the price is $700. The duty and freight on this lot was $54.20 and this I have deducted from the remittance and send…"

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1905

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F1905.285

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#33 Ferry Avenue,
Detroit, Michigan,
March 15th, 1905.

Dikran Kelekian,
No. 2 Place Vendome,
Paris, France.

Dear Mr. Kelekian:--
Absence from Detroit together with the late receipt of the second case of pottery has prevented earlier communication with you concerning the matter.
I find that the Rakka piece of beautiful form in the first shipment is very interesting and I would like to own it. I also like the little broken lamp which came in the same shipment, but the green cup with black decorations and golden iridescence does not appeal to me. May I keep the piece of beautiful form and the lamp, and send to New York to your brother the small green cup? If so, what price will you charge me for the two pieces I wish to keep?
Of the second shipment containing four pieces, I do not care to own the large Persian bowl although it is very beautiful, so I am sending it to your brother in New York today. The other three pieces, viz: The beautiful Rakka bowl, the small Rakka pitcher and the little Arabian jar, I am keeping and for these I understand the price is $700. The duty and freight on this lot was $54.20 and this I have deducted from the remittance and send…

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"Charles Lang Freer to Dikran G. Kelekian, March 15, 1905," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Item #3564, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3564 (accessed November 19, 2017).