STEVEN ZADOR (1925 – 2015) – TAASA Review June 2015


This article was originally found in the June 2015 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 24, Issue 2, Page 32).

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Josefa Green TAASA would like to honour the memory of Steven Zador, long time member, collector & generous donor, who died in March this year.

Active to the end, Steven was a very regular attendee of TAASA events, and indeed took every opportunity to increase his already considerable knowledge of the Asian Arts, in particular of Chinese ceramics, his main collecting focus. His professional work in the pharmaceutical industry took him to Southeast Asia in the 1980’s, where he lived for a number of years in both Singapore and the Philippines.

It was during this period that he probably amassed the bulk of his collection of Tang to Yuan ceramics, generally Chinese export ware to Southeast Asia...