Stemmed wine cup with floral scrolls

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Historical period(s)
Early or mid-Tang dynasty, late 7th-early 8th century
Medium
Cast bronze with chased and ring-punched decoration and mercury gilding
Dimensions
H x W: 6.1 x 5.2 cm (2 3/8 x 2 1/16 in)
Geography
China, Shaanxi province, Probably Xi’an
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1911.70
On View Location
Freer Gallery 16: Center of the World: China and the Silk Road
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Cup

Keywords
casting, chasing, China, punching, Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Provenance

To 1911
Ta Ge Shang, Beijing and Shanghai, to 1911 [1]1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ta Ge Shang in 1911 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 225, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Ta Ge Shang (C.L. Freer source)

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

Copyright with museum