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Dish with Figures in a Chinese Garden

Dish with Figures in a Chinese Garden

1700s
Location: 235A Japanese

Description

This dish is inscribed with a poem from The Gateless Gate, a text compiled by Chinese Chan (Zen) master Wumen Huikai (1183–1260). The verse reads, “I always remember the spring in Jiangnan. Where the partridges sing; how fragrant the countless flowers!”
  • ?–1960
    (Harry C. Nail, Jr. [1909–1990], Palo Alto, CA, sold to Severance and Greta Millikin)
    1960–1964
    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
  • Cleveland, Richard S. 200 Years of Japanese Porcelain; [Exhibition]. St. Louis: City Art Museum of St. Louis, 1970. Reproduced: p. 158, pl. 49
    Catalogue of the Severance and Greta Millikin Collection. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1990. Mentioned: cat. no. 111, p. 80
    Sŏn, Sŭng-hye. The Lure of Painted Poetry: Japanese and Korean Art. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art, 2011. Mentioned and reproduced: p. 23, no. 12
  • 200 Years of Japanese Porcelain. Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO (organizer) (October 9-November 15, 1970); The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO (December 3-27, 1970).
    The Severance and Greta Millikin Collection. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (July 5-September 2, 1990).
    The Lure of Painted Poetry: Cross-cultural Text and Image in Korean and Japanese Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (April 15-August 21, 2011).
    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).
  • {{cite web|title=Dish with Figures in a Chinese Garden|url=false|author=|year=1700s|access-date=02 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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