Chinese famille rose porcelain bowl, 18th century. Decorated with an imari palette depicting a pavilion amongst trees in a rocky landscape. With latticework along the interior rim and resting on a tall foot.
Provenance: From the Estate of C. Curtis "Curt" Dunnavan, Long Lake, Minnesota.
C. Curtis "Curt" Dunnavan (1926-2022) was a passionate world traveler and avid collector. It was through his travels that he was inspired to begin a lifelong relationship with the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), becoming a major sponsor of the institute and facilitating the growth of their Asian art department, which is now one of the best in the country. His generous donations to Mia allowed them to establish a fund for the Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, one of the few endowed positions of this type in the museum field. He additionally served as a trustee of the institute, advocating for its operational growth. In its turn, the museum established a gallery named in his honor in recognition for his endowment fund and numerous contributions to their collection. The selections here showcase his talent and breadth of collecting, ranging from ancient statues to 19th-century woodblock prints. His appreciation for art persisted throughout his life and we are honored to offer items from his collection in this auction.Height: 3 1/2 in x diameter: 7 1/2 in.
Hairline crack extending from the top rim downwards towards the base that measures approx 2 3/4 inches in length. Just to the left of the crack there is a minute chip to the top rim, there is another minute chip along the top rim, opposite from the crack. About 2 1/4 inches to right of the crack, along the top rim, there is a repair that measures 3/4 in, with some overspray evident. There is fading to the interior border decoration over the repair. Some wear and discoloration throughout the interior. There are losses to the gilt decoration. The underside has wear consistent with age and use. Minute firing flaws throughout. Wear to the footrim. There is some adhesive residue along the underside.
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