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Collection Online as of April 24, 2024

Water Container with Birds and Flowers

Water Container with Birds and Flowers

late 1600s
(1615–1868)
height with lid: 13.3 x 7.8 cm (5 1/4 x 3 1/16 in.)
Location: 235A Japanese

Description

The shape of this small vessel suggests it may be a fresh-water container included among the tools used in Japan for preparing steeped tea, introduced to Japan by Chan (Zen) monks from southern China in the mid-1600s.
  • ?–1958
    (Bluett and Sons, London, sold to Severance and Greta Millikin)
    1958–1964
    Severance A. [1895–1985] and Greta Millikin [1903–1989], Cleveland, OH, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    1964-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Catalogue of the Severance and Greta Millikin Collection. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1990. Mentioned: cat. no. 118, pp. 81–82
  • To the River's South in Japanese Painting (Japanese art rotation). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (December 15, 2023-June 2, 2024).
    The Severance and Greta Millikin Collection. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (July 5-September 2, 1990).
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Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1964.250