Jean-Baptiste de Lescluze

Belgian shipowner and collector of antiquities

Jean-Baptiste de Lescluze is thought to be the source of Charles Bogaert's collection which was sold to Joseph Sams and then to Joseph Mayer. It has been suggested that Bogaert recieved his collection as repayment of a debt from Jean-Baptiste de Lescluze who had collected the material in Egypt between 1824 and 1825.

Taken from the website of the Friends of Saqqara (Leiden): "Lescluze was the first merchant from the Netherlands to venture into the Mediterranean and Black Seas after the end of the Napoleontic wars. Thus, Lescluze became an important middleman in acquiring antiquities for the newly-founded Leiden Museum. In 1824 he exhibited a mummy which was afterwards acquired by Caspar Jacob Christiaan Reuvens (1793-1835). Two years later, his substantial collection of Egyptian antiquities was auctioned at Antwerp. Reuvens was the only bidder, and managed to acquire the unsold remainder in two lots in 1827-1828".
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    Europe: Western Europe: Belgium: Bruges
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    Europe: Western Europe: Belgium: Bruges
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    Unknown or unrecorded
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