Guan ware cup with foliate rim

Historical period(s)
Southern Song or Yuan dynasty, 13th century
Medium
Stoneware with Guan glaze
Style
Guan ware
Dimensions
H x W: 3.9 x 8.4 cm (1 9/16 x 3 5/16 in)
Geography
China, Zhejiang province, Hangzhou
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1936.13
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Cup

Keywords
China, Guan ware, Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279), stoneware, WWII-era provenance, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)
Provenance

From at least 1936
C. T. Loo & Company, New York from at least April 27, 1936 [1]

From 1936
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company on June 1, 1936 [2]

Notes:

[1] See "List of objects owned by C. T. Loo, New York and [left by him] at the Gallery for examination… on April 27, 1936," copy in object file.

[2] See C. T. Loo's invoice, dated April 30, 1936 and approved on June 1, 1936, copy in object file. See also C. T. Loo's stockcard no. S 16 where the object figures as "Peony shaped cup, Kuan Yao," C. T. Loo & Frank Caro Archive, Musée Guimet, Paris, copy in object file.

Previous Owner(s)

C.T. Loo & Company 1914-1948

Published References
  • Warren E. Cox. The Book of Pottery and Porcelain. 2 vols., New York. vol. 1: p. 145, fig. 296.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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