Mrs. Elinor Gordon
is recognized as one of the leading collectors and dealers in Chinese Export Porcelain in America. She and her late husband , Horace W. Gordon, a retired investment broker, began their personal collection in the 1940´s, and traveled throughout the world in search of fine objects.
Mrs. Gordon and her late husband shared their hobby of collecting Chinese Export Porcelain for some time before Mrs. Gordon embarked on her career about 47 years ago, as a dealer specializing solely in this ware.
As a recognized authority on this porcelain, Mrs. Gordon has acted as a consultant to the Fine Arts Committee of the State Department, the White House and Blair House. She is frequently called upon to authenticate museum acquisitions and has furnished appraisals to the above mentioned institutions, as well as Winterthur, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and many other museums.
Mrs. Gordon has published many articles in magazines and newspapers and written two books. Treasures From the East
in which she edits all of the articles on the subject that have been published in Antiques Magazine
since 1922. Collecting Chinese Porcelain
is based on her personal collection of approximately 500 pieces, portions of which have been exhibited at the William Penn Historical Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.; The Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts; The Albany Institute of Fine Arts, Albany, New York; and in 1980, The Baltimore Museum of Fine Arts, Baltimore, Maryland.