Octagonal Rounded Cup

Historical period(s)
Ming or Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century
H x W x D: 5.4 x 13.5 x 5.4 cm (2 1/8 x 5 5/16 x 2 1/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Jade, Vessel


China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), WWII-era provenance

To 1966
Warren E. Cox & Associates, Inc. New York [1]

From 1966 to 1987
Arthur M. Sackler, New York, purchased from Warren E. Cox & Associates on March 2nd, 1966 [2]

From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler in 1987 [3]


[1] Cox stockcard no. 433J: "Sung jade octagonal rounded cup on short foot with two archaic dragon handles twisting their bodies through square loops (without touching) and around onto front and back--of greenish white nephrite," according to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation on October 9, 2009.

[2] According to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009. See Warren Cox's invoice dated March 2nd, 1966, copy in object file.

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

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Warren E. Cox 1895-1977
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987

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