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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1853 and no later than 1881
  • Geography

  • Material

    Wood (zitan (rosewood), burlwood) porcelain, gold-colored wires, celluloid, bronze hooks inlaid with silver
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 34 x 27.5 cm (13 3/8 x 10 13/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Provenance

    Isabelle Ingram Mayer, Peking [1]
    To 1986
    Robert Hatfield Ellsworth (born 1929), New York, to 1986
    From 1986
    Freer Gallery of Art, given by Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in 1986
    [1] Isabelle Ingram Mayer returned in 1947 or 1948 from living in Peking, where she was born (see Curatorial Note 8 in object record). However, see also the June 7, 1998 letter from Robert H. Ellsworth in the object file, which lists Isabelle Ingram Mayer's date of return from China as 1946 (according to Curatorial Note 8 in the object record).
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Gold: The Asian Touch (September 10, 2005 to February 20, 2006)
    On Becoming Immortal (May 9, 1993 to August 15, 1994)
    Chinese Art (May 9 to November 29, 1993)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Isabelle Ingram Mayer
    Robert Hatfield Ellsworth (1929-2014)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. Robert H. Ellsworth in memory of Isabelle Ingram Mayer
  • Type

    Furniture and Furnishing
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