September 20, 2022
Litchfield's September auction features property from the vast modern collection of John 'Parker' Prindle. With deep love and for history and art, he became an avid collector of a wide range of fine art and design items. His collecting interests evolved markedly over time: from Italian art glass to mid-century ceramics and art deco metalware to contemporary prints and beyond. Prindle had an extraordinarily discerning eye, approaching collecting as exciting opportunities: opportunities to learn something new, opportunities to discover "hidden treasures," and opportunities to share his collection with the larger world. Parker was a longtime contributor to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and to the Harvard Art Museums, and a variety of the objects he donated are on view in their galleries and found in their collections.