Flask with dragon

Historical period(s)
Modern period, 20th century forgery in the style of the late Shang dynasty (ca. 1300-1050 BCE)
Medium
Earthenware
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 20.7 x 16.6 x 6.1 cm (8 1/8 x 6 9/16 x 2 3/8 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
S2012.9.521
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Vessel

Keywords
China, dragon, earthenware, flask, forgery, Modern period (1912 - present), Paul Singer collection
Provenance

To ?
The Mount Trust Collection, England. [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] The flask was formerly in the Mount Trust Collection formed by Captain Vivian Bulkeley-Johnson (d. 1968). See Curatorial Remark 1 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)

The Mount Trust
Dr. Paul Singer 1904-1997

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