Carved lacquer tray with pommell scroll design (tixi)

Historical period(s)
Southern Song dynasty, 13th century
Medium
Carved yellow, red, and black lacquer (tixi) on wood core
Dimensions
H x W x D: 4 x 28.2 x 28.2 cm (1 9/16 x 11 1/8 x 11 1/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.372
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Lacquer, Vessel
Type

Dish

Keywords
China, Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To ?
Mrs. Sedgwick (1883-1967), London, England. [1]

From at least 1972 to ?
Lee Yu-kuan, Beijing, Nanking, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. [2]

To 1987
Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987), New York. [3]

From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler, New York. [4]

Notes:

[1] See Curatorial Remark 4 in the object record. See also object file.

[2] In 1972, the time Lee Yu-kuan published, Oriental Lacquer Art, he mentions that the lacquer dish formerly owned by the late Mrs. Sedgwick of London is now in his possession. See Lee, Yu-kuan, Oriental Lacquer Art. Tokyo and New York: Oriental House Limited, 1972, p. 100-102, cat. 39.

[3] See object file.

[4] See note 3.

Previous Owner(s)

Lee Yu-kuan
Mrs. Sedgwick 1883-1967
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987

Published References
  • Xi Mengcao. Haiwai guizhen teji: Zhongguo qiqi [Chinese Treasures Overseas, a special collection at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery]. no. 71, July 1991. pp. 76-81.
  • Lee Yu-kuan. Oriental Lacquer Art., 1st ed. New York. p. 100.
  • , et al. Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift. Washington, 1987. cat. 167, pp. 254-255.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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