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Catalog Data

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 16.5 x 20.5 x 17.7 cm (6 1/2 x 8 1/16 x 6 15/16 in)
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Liyu, Shaanxi province, China
Date:
ca. 6th-5th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Provenance:
To 1971
Gran Collection, London, United Kingdom [1]
1971
Sale, London, Sotheby & Co., Catalogue of Important Chinese Ceramics, Bronzes, and Works of Art, March 2, 1971, lot 49: "A Rare and Attractive Archaic Bronze Covered Vessel (ting)" [2]
1971
J.T. Tai & Co., purchased from sale at Sotheby & Co., London, "Catalogue of Important Chinese Ceramics, Bronzes, and Works of Art" March 2, 1971, lot 49 [3]
1971-1974
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler, purchased from J.T. Tai & Co. on November 10, 1971 [4]
1974-1987
The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, gift of Dr. Arthur M. Sackler in 1974 [5]
From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation [6]
Notes:
[1] The 1971 auction catalogue listed the vessel as "The Property of a Gentleman". See copy of auction catalogue, object file. The paper file from the Sackler Foundations notes that this was previously in the collection of Gran before J.T. Tai & Co. purchased it.
[2] See note 1.
[3] According to records from Dr. Arthur M. Sackler, J.T. Tai & Co., purchased this vessel from the 1971 London, Sotheby's auction. On November 10, 1971 this was sold to Dr. Sackler through Paul Singer (?). The J.T. Tai & Co., dealer number is YT 6002.
[4] See note 3.
[5] Dr. Arthur M. Sackler donated the object to the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation in 1974. See correspondence on the transfer of object to the Foundation, copies in object file.
[6] See Deed of Gift, object file.
Collection:
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Exhibition History:
The Arts of China (November 18, 1990 to September 7, 2014)
Chinese Bronzes from the Sackler Collection (November 19 to December 30, 1989)
In Praise of Ancestors: Ritual Objects from China (September 28, 1987 to January 1, 1989)
Previous custodian or owner:
Gran
J. T. Tai & Co. (established in 1950)
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987)
Arthur M. Sackler Foundation (founded 1965)
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
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Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation
Accession Number:
S1987.39a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3fc82a76b-7165-4046-8226-967b829ff36a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1987.39a-b