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Spring Blossoms: Eastern Beauty Inspires Western Art

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Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum  Search this
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Published Date:
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:00:57 +0000
Blog Post Category:
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Object of the Day
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Japonism
majolica
nature
pitcher
plants
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