Ding ware round box with cover

Historical period(s)
Northern Song dynasty, 11th century
Porcelain with transparent ivory-toned glaze
Ding ware
H x Diam (overall): 4.6 x 10.7 cm (1 13/16 x 4 3/16 in)
China, Hebei province
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Container


China, Ding ware, Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127), porcelain, WWII-era provenance

From at least 1947 to 1961
C.T. Loo & Company, New York, from at least November 1947 [1]

From 1961
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company on May 3, 1961 [2]


[1] See C. T. Loo's stockcard no. CHL 7/913 / RR35: "Porcelain round seal box on a low foot ring expanding side to a straight border, cover slightly domed, finely potted and coated with a delicate creamy white glaze from Yin Chou Yao. Sung," Frank Caro Archive, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, copy in object file. According to an annotation on the stockcard, the object was imported from China in November 1947.

[2] See C. T. Loo & Co.'s invoice, dated May 3, 1961, copy in object file.

Previous Owner(s)

C.T. Loo & Company active 1915-1962

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 56.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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