A large late 19th Century brass bound camphor wood trunk, retaining original brass handles, fittings and carrying handles, stamped inside 'Kwong On, Shanghai St, Hong Kong'
Provenance: This trunk was owned by Laurie Cookes who married potter, Bernard Leach, owner of Leach Pottery in Cornwall. Bernard Leach was born in Hong Kong and bought to England to study in 1897. In 1920 Leach and Shoji Hamada founded Leach Pottery, St Ives. It is among the most respected and influential potteries in the world and has forged the shape of Studio Pottery in the UK with students travelling to train at the Cornish workshops.
A Good 19th Century Camphor Wood Trunk retaining Original Brass Fittings