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Munthe ceramic collection
Alternative Title
Eyre Powell Chamber of Commerce Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1928
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Two men discuss a large Chinese ceramic sculpture from the Munthe Collection on exhibition at the L.A. Museum of History, Science and Art. Chinese paintings hang on the wall behind the statue. General Munthe, who saw service in China, was willing to sell his Chinese art to the Museum for $600,000. In 1930, the Museum acquired his Chinese ceramic collection for $250,000. The label on the pedestal reads "Collection of Chinese Art, loaned by J.W.N. Munthe, Peking, China".
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Eyre Powell Chamber of Commerce Collection
N-000-040 4x5
Munthe, Johan Wilhelm Normann,--1846-1935--Art collections
Los Angeles Museum of History, Science, and Art
Ceramic sculpture, Chinese--Exhibitions
Figure sculpture--California--Los Angeles
Statues--California--Los Angeles
Munthe, Johan Wilhelm Normann,1846-1935

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