Fitting of figure atop a bird (peacock?)

Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 10.4 x 4.3 x 5.6 cm (4 1/8 x 1 11/16 x 2 3/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2012.9.2838
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Sculpture
Type

Figure

Keywords
casting, China, Paul Singer collection, peacock
Provenance

1986
Sale, New York, Sotheby’s, Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, December 3, 1986, Sale #5521, lot 30: “Unusual Bronze Finial.” [1]

To 1997
Dr. Paul Singer (1904-1997), Summit, New Jersey. [2]

From 1997 to 1999
In the custody of Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, DC [3]

From 1999
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler. [4]

Notes:

[1] At the Sotheby’s, New York sale the piece was offered by an unknown private owner. See Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.

[2] See object record.

[3] Between 1997 and 1999, The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art was in the custody of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington DC

[4] See “The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art Gift Agreement” from March 1999, Collections Management Office. The object was formally accessioned into the museum’s permanent collection in 2012.

Previous Owner(s)

Sotheby's (New York)

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