International studio — 80.1925

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rhe story of this group An ancient Love story of the although its distinguished
of Chinese vases is Chinese IS pictured On a Position reflects glory on

sTfh;nf |ike, ,ne °f Mies of eight vases, seven ^e reTst k .is di^P™s

those delightful, old-time r ,i • ^ • that the series will probably

i -l. i +( of them in America K r . .. A

novels written around the J never be completely united

family, following each JULIAN GARNER again.

member through various This, however, is telling

adventures and vicissitudes and uniting them all the story backward, for Mr. Edward I. Farmer,

at last in the "happy ending" which has come to who has gathered together these seven of a long

be despised by modern novelists but fortunately separated series, did not know at the outset of

still occurs at times in life. The happy ending in his quest that the Louvre owned one of the eight,

this case, however, is slightly overshadowed, but The first pair that he acquired had at one time

by no means marred, by the presence of a single belonged to Mr. James W. Garland, who loaned

cloud, pleasantly silver-lined. The circumstance his collection to the Metropolitan Museum where

is this. One of the number, the eighth and last, is it remained for many years. The late J. Pierpont

like the sister in a family who has taken irre- Morgan purchased the entire collection and it

vocable vows in a convent and may be visited remained in the Metropolitan during his life, but

there but can never enter the outside world again, at his death the porcelain collection was one of

In other words this member of many other groups that he had

the group is in the Grandidier assembled which was sold by his

estate. The porcelains passed to

collection in the Louvre and

THREE OF THE VASES WHOSE DECO-
RATIONS ILLUSTRATE AN OLD CHI-
NESE ROMANCE

three twenty-two

JANUARY 1925
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