Cup with ring handle

Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, 8th century
Medium
Porcelain with clear glaze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5.4 x 7.9 x 7.9 cm (2 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 in)
Geography
China, Henan province
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1984.8a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Cup

Keywords
China, porcelain, Tang dynasty (618 - 907), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1982
Helen Dalling Ling (d. 1982), Shanghai and Singapore. [1]

From 1982 to 1984
Dr. Tien Gi Ling, Singapore, by bequest from his wife, Helen Dalling Ling in May 1982. [2]

From 1984
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dr. Tien Gi Ling, Singapore. [3]

Notes:

[1] According to Dr. Tien Gi Ling, this object was in Mrs. Helen D. Ling’s general collection and was probably acquired in Singapore. Also see Curatorial Remark 5 in the object record.

[2] Helen Dalling Ling left a bequest to her husband, Dr. Tien Gi Ling on May 1982.

[3] Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Mr. Tien Gi Ling
Helen D. Ling died 1982

Published References
  • Sarah Booth. The Freer's Rare Catch: Gallery Acquires 30 Flawless Ancient Chinese Ceramics. Washington, May 23, 1984. p. B2.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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