From at least 1937
C.T. Loo & Company, New York from at least February 1, 1937 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company on May 3, 1937 
 C. T. Loo's Approval Memo, dated February 1, 1937, copy in object file. According to the dealer's account, the object belonged to the sister of Puyi (1906-1967), the last emperor of China (1908-1912), and was brought to the United States in the 1930s through Hongkong, see John Alexander Pope's note, dated to 1949, in object file. Frank Caro, Loo's business associate, later contradicted this statement and referred to John A. Pope that the object belonged to the daughter of Zhang Zuolin (Chang Tso-lin) (1873-1928) and in 1933 was sold by her to T. T. Lee, an agent of Loo, see John A. Pope's note, dated to 1961, in object file.
 See C. T. Loo's invoice, dated May 3, 1937, copy in object file. The object is described in the invoice as "One stem cup Ju Yao with flower shaped edge" and dated to Sung dynasty. See also C. T. Loo's stockcard no. 36/298: "Ju Yao cup, floral shaped edge resting on a saucer," Frank Caro Archive, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, copy in object file.
- Previous Owner(s)
C.T. Loo & Company active 1908-1950
Bowl stand (zhan tuo). One lacquer repair. Box.
Clay: hard, gray, porcellanous.
Glaze: thick lustrous grayish green; medium crackle.
Decoration: leaf outlines on the flange modelled in the slightest relief under glaze.
- Published References
- A Seiji Saucer for a Tea-Cup, in the Possession of Sir Harry Garner. no. 827 Tokyo, February 1961. pl. 1.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum