Oval cup with handles and scrolls

Historical period(s)
Warring States period, Late Eastern Zhou dynasty, 4th-3rd century BCE
Jade (?)
H x W x D: 3 x 9.9 x 8.1 cm (1 3/16 x 3 7/8 x 3 3/16 in)
China, Henan province, Jincun
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Jade, Vessel


China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE), WWII-era provenance

To 1964
Frank Caro, C.T. Loo & Co., New York [1]

From 1964 to 1987
Arthur M. Sackler, New York, purchased from Frank Caro on August 27, 1964 [2]

From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler on September 11, 1987 [3]


[1] F. Caro stockcard no. D-6294: "Jade coupe," according to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009. Frank Caro, Loo's associate, acquired C.T. Loo's stock after liquidation of C.T. Loo & Co. in 1950.

[2] According to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009. See Frank Caro's invoice dated August 27, 1964, copy in object file.

[3] Pursuant to the agreement between Arthur M. Sackler and the Smithsonian Institution, dated July 28, 1982, legal title of the donated objects was transferred to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on September 11, 1987.

Previous Owner(s)

Frank Caro 1904-1980
C.T. Loo & Company active 1908-1950
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987

Published References
  • C.T. Loo & Company (Introduction) Lindsay Hughes Cooper. An Exhibition of Archaic Chinese Jades. Exh. cat. New York. pl. 37, 1.
  • Thomas Lawton. Publication title unknown. cat. 104.
  • et al. Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift. Washington, 1987. cat. 65, p. 109.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum