Carved lacquer tray with pommell scroll design (tixi)

Historical period(s)
Southern Song dynasty, 13th century
Carved yellow, red, and black lacquer (tixi) on wood core
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)
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Lacquer, Vessel


China, Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279), WWII-era 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]


[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) and Custodian(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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