Ewer in the shape of a bronze ho

Historical period(s)
Eastern Zhou dynasty, 480-221 BCE
Stoneware clay with traces of wood-ash glaze
H x W x D: 17 x 18.5 x 18.5 cm (6 11/16 x 7 5/16 x 7 5/16 in)
China, Zhejiang province
Credit Line
Gift of James G. and Ann S. Ling
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), stoneware, WWII-era provenance

To 1949
Helen D. Ling (died 1982), Shanghai. [1]

From 1949 to 1985
James G. Ling, by gift from his mother, Helen D. Ling in 1949. [2]

From 1985
Freer Gallery of Art, given by James G. and Ann S. Ling, Potomac, Maryland. [3]


[1] Helen Dalling Ling, a collector who operated "The Green Dragon" antiques shop in Shanghai from 1938 to 1950 and a shop under her own name in Singapore from 1951 until her death in 1982.

[2] James G. Ling received this object from his mother, Helen D. Ling in 1949.

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

Previous Owner(s)

James G. Ling
Dr. and Mrs. James G. and Ann S. Ling
Helen D. Ling died 1982

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