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Ann Meselson collection on Chinese snuff bottles and Japanese netsuke MES.001.001
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Description
21.3 linear feet or 16 boxes of material dating from 1920 to 2002 with a bulk of materials dated between 1960 and 1990. Included are correspondence, personal notes, photographs, collectors' convention ephemera, appraisal reports, books, journals, articles, and newspaper clippings documenting Ann Meselson's activities as a collector of Chinese snuff bottles and Japanese netsuke.
Background
Ann Meselson (1905-2007) was a collector of Asian art, mostly Chinese snuff bottles, Japanese netsuke and inro. She lived in Los Angeles, CA with her husband, Hyman Meselson. Her brother, David Swedlow, and his wife, Sandy, shared Ann’s interest in collecting Japanese art.
Extent
21.3 Linear feet . 12 letter size Hollinger boxes 1 legal size Hollinger box 1 standard record box 2 custom size phase boxes
Restrictions
Contact the Balch Research Library at 323-856-6118 or library@lacma.org for information on publishing or reproducing materials included in these records. Permission will be granted by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as the owner of the physical materials, and does not imply permission from the copyright holder. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all necessary permissions from the copyright holder.
Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment only through the Balch Research Library, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Telephone 323-857-6118 or email library@lacma.org.