Sleeve Weight

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Historical period(s)
Warring States period, Eastern Zhou dynasty, possibly modern period, or 5th-4th century BCE
Medium
Iron, gold, inlaid with jade
Dimensions
H x W: 6.9 x 6.4 cm (2 11/16 x 2 1/2 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1933.10
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Tool and Equipment
Type

Sleeve weight

Keywords
casting, chasing, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), inlay, repousse, Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)
Provenance

To 1933
Wells, Inc., New York to 1933 [1]

From 1933
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Wells, Inc., New York in 1933 [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Wells, Inc.

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Art of the Warring States Period: Change and Continuity, 480-222 B.C. Washington, 1982-1983. cat. 21, p. 60.
  • Robert Dale Jacobsen. Inlaid Bronzes of Pre-Imperial China: A Classical Tradition and Its Later Revivals. 2 vols. Ann Arbor. pl. 43a.
  • Oppi Untracht. Metal Techniques for Craftsmen: A Basic Manual for Craftsmen on the Methods of Forming and Decorating Metals., 1st ed. Garden City, NY. p. 101.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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