Dish with molded design of paired fish and lotus plants

Historical period(s)
Jin dynasty, 12th-mid 13th century
Medium
Porcelain with ivory-toned transparent glaze; metal rim
Style
Ding ware
Dimensions
H x W: 6 x 30.4 cm (2 3/8 x 11 15/16 in)
Geography
China, Hebei province
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1961.17
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Dish

Keywords
China, Ding ware, fish, Jin dynasty (1115 - 1234), lotus, porcelain, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From at least 1954 or 1955 to 1961
C.T. Loo & Company, New York, from at least 1954 or 1955 [1]

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

Notes:

[1] See A. G. Wenley's letter to Frank Caro, dated April 25, 1961, in which he lists the dish among the objects left with the Freer Gallery by Caro for consideration of purchase in 1954 and 1955, copy in object file.

[2] See C. T. Loo's & 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. 61.
  • Jan Wirgin. Sung Ceramic Designs. no. 42, Stockholm. p. 145, pl. 79b.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum