Box with floral scrolls


Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, 618-907
Bronze with gilding
H x W x D: 24.5 x 9.5 x 5.1 cm (9 5/8 x 3 3/4 x 2 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Container, Metalwork


casting, China, flower, gilding, Tang dynasty (618 - 907), WWII-era provenance

From at least 1931 to 1934
C.T. Loo & Company, New York, from at least November 23, 1931 [1]

From 1934
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company, New York, on June 11, 1934 [2]


[1] See "List of objects belonging to C. T. Loo, New York … on approval at the Freer Gallery of Art," dated November 23, 1931, copy in object file. An annotation on the list states that the box was returned to C. T. Loo on December 28, 1931. On December 23, 1933, it was offered again for sale by Loo and was brought to the Freer Gallery for examination. See "List of objects owned by C. T. Loo and [left by him] at the Gallery for examination on December 23, 1933," copy in object file.

[2] See C. T. Loo's invoice, dated June 11, 1934, copy in object file.

Previous Owner(s)

C.T. Loo & Company active 1908-1950

Published References
  • Osvald Siren. Kinas Konst Under Tre Artusenden. 2 vols., Stockholm, 1942-1943. p. 172, fig. 176.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum