Canton Ware platter with 'windows of happiness' and palace setting (Dream of the Red Chamber) motifs with a Diaper pattern.;Platter has decortif motifs of Hong Lo Meng's 'Dream of the Red Chamber.' Identified by Laurie Barnes, Associate Curator, The Detroit Institute of Arts, MI; tel: 313.833.1718.;Dream of the Red Chamber is a one-volume adaptation of a much longer, three-volume work, sometimes translated into English as A Dream of Red Mansions. It is China's best-known novel. This massive, sprawling novel of China was written in the mid-eighteenth century, during the Ching Dynasty, and has been widely read during the past two hundred years. The novel has profound social significance and a high historical value.
1900 – 1957
Current Location Status:
Gift Of Estate Of Mrs. Henry Hulst
Board Room (1994 – 2015) This display of pottery from all over the world filled the display cases in the Grand Rapids Public Museum's fourth floor Board Room for many years.