Chinese Guangxu famille rose porcelain covered kamcheng food pot, ca. 1900. Barrel shape with a fluted body painted with scenes of figures in garden landscapes and floral sprigs. With two handle loops along the body and a metal ring disc along the lid. With an apocryphal Qianlong four-character red seal along the underside.
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: 6 in x diameter: 7 in.
Overall no visible major losses. There is light wear throughout. There are minute chips along the toprim of the body piece. There are minute firing flaws throughout in particular long the interior of the rim. Throughout the item there are areas where the painting has faded. There are losses to the gilding, in particular along the handle loops upon the body. Along the interior of the lid piece there is adhesive residue. The footrim has wear consistent with age and use. No visible signs of restoration under UV light.
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