Guan ware cup with foliate rim

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


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

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]


[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) and Custodian(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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