From at least 1950 to 1953
F. Low-Beer & Co., New York, N.Y., from at least March 1950 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Fritz Low-Beer (1906-1976) on March 23, 1953 
 See the document confirming the examination of the object and acquisition approval by the Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, the Commission of Fine Arts, and Katherine Rhoades in March 1950, copy in object file. The box was published and illustrated by Low-Beer in 1952, see Fritz Low-Beer, “Chinese Lacquer of the Middle and Late Ming period,” Bulletin of Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities 24 (1952), p. 34, pl. 21.
 See Fritz Low-Beer & Co.’s invoice, dated to March 23, 1953, where the object is listed as “Circular box and cover, carved red lacquer. Decoration of 2 five-clawed dragons, waves, flames, clouds, rocks and floral scraps. Wanli mark and period,” copy in object file.
- Previous Owner(s)
- Published References
- Fritz Low-Beer. Chinese Lacquer of the Middle and Late Ming Period. no. 24 Stockholm. p. 34, pl. 21.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum