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Square Double-Gourd Vase with Floral Scrolls

Square Double-Gourd Vase with Floral Scrolls

1522–66
Location: not on view

Description

In the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), luxury items became more affordable to larger parts of the society, including women, merchants, and literati in non-official positions. Imperial patronage and a growing urban population encouraged consumption of luxury goods and local craftmanship.
  • by 1937–?
    Mrs. and Mr. Maurice Solvay [1898–1960], Paris, France
    ?–1957
    (Frank Caro, New York, NY, sold to Severance and Greta Millikin)
    1957–1964
    Severance A. [1895–1985] and Greta [Marguerite Steckerl] Millikin [1903–1989], Cleveland, OH, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    1964–
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
    Provenance Footnotes
    1 Belgian-born Maurice Solvay was a chemical businessman.
  • Salles, Georges. Arts de la Chine ancienne. Paris: Musée de L'Orangerie, 1937. Mentioned: p. 233, no. 833
    Catalogue of the Severance and Greta Millikin Collection. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1990. Mentioned: p. 75, no. 81
  • China through the Magnifying Glass: Masterpieces in Miniature and Detail. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (December 11, 2022-February 26, 2023).
    The Severance and Greta Millikin Collection. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (July 5-September 2, 1990).
    Arts de la Chine Ancienne. Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, France (1937).
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Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1964.172