Ding ware dish with molded decoration of birds and flowers

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


bird, China, Ding ware, flower, Jin dynasty (1115 - 1234), porcelain, WWII-era 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]


[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) and Custodian(s)

C.T. Loo & Company 1914-1948

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