Rectangular tray

Historical period(s)
Possibly Qing dynasty, 1644-1912
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 14 x 28.3 x 13.6 cm (5 1/2 x 11 1/8 x 5 3/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1911.66a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Container, Metalwork
Type

Tray

Keywords
casting, China, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
Provenance

To 1911
Riu Gu Sai, Beijing, to 1911 [1]1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Riu Gu Sai in 1911 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 221, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Riu Gu Sai (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • William Watson. On Some Categories of Archaism in Chinese Bronze. vol. 9 Washington and Ann Arbor. pl. 12.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Rutherford John Gettens, James Cahill, Noel Barnard. The Freer Chinese Bronzes. Oriental Studies Series, vol. 1, no. 7 Washington. cat. 109, p. 555.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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