Ceremonial vessel (tui) with cover

Medium
Bronze, malachite, copper, silver
Dimensions
H x W x D: 24.9 x 27.7 x 19.2 cm (9 13/16 x 10 7/8 x 7 9/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1911.81a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ritual vessel: dui

Keywords
casting, China, inlay
Provenance

To 1911
Pong, Beijing, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Pong 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. 236, 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)

Pong (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. 8.
  • Robert Dale Jacobsen. Inlaid Bronzes of Pre-Imperial China: A Classical Tradition and Its Later Revivals. 2 vols. Ann Arbor. pl. 536.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Rutherford John Gettens, James Cahill, Noel Barnard. The Freer Chinese Bronzes. Oriental Studies Series, vol. 1, no. 7 Washington. cat. 113, p. 575.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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