Ding ware dish with molded decoration of birds and flowers

Historical period(s)
Jin dynasty, 1115-1234
Medium
Porcelain with ivory-toned transparent glaze; metal rim
Style
Ding ware
Dimensions
H x W: 5.6 x 29.1 cm (2 3/16 x 11 7/16 in)
Geography
China, Hebei province
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1961.18
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Dish

Keywords
bird, China, Ding ware, flower, Jin dynasty (1115 - 1234), 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 1914-1948

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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