Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Chinese Porcelain & Italian Medieval/Renaissance Musicology Collection

examples of Chinese porcelain

Joel Roberts Hunter Sr.’s daughter Elizabeth Hunter Morrill, b. 1913 in Georgia, was a gifted soprano. While attending Radcliffe, she met her future husband, F. Gordon Morrill, a student at Harvard. Together they amassed a Chinese porcelain collection which recently sold at auction for record-breaking $12 million dollars. Mrs. Morrill and her husband Gordon established the Gordon and Elizabeth Morrill Music Library at Villa I Tatti which is considered the finest collection of Italian Medieval and Renaissance musicology in Italy. [i] Elizabeth was a first cousin once removed of Joel Ninde.
[i] “Doyle New York Sells Chinese Porcelain Flask for Over $5.8 Million New York” “Auction House Sets World Record for Chinese Porcelain”

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