From at least 1937 to 1938
C.T. Loo & Company, Paris and New York from at least August 30, 1937 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C.T. Loo & Company, New York on February 4, 1938 
 See "List of objects owned by C. T. Loo & Co., New York [and sent to] the Gallery for examination," copy in object file. According to an annotation on the list, the vessel was received from Paris on August 30, 1937.
 See C. T. Loo's invoice, dated January 17, 1938, with an annotation that it was passed for payment on February 4, 1938. The invoice was issued by C. T. Loo's New York gallery.
- Previous Owner(s)
C.T. Loo & Company active 1908-1950
A metamorphic fantasy, this vessel combines actual and mythical animals. A long-necked water bird forms the handle, but its tail morphs into the neck and chest of a tiger. Its wings and feet can also combine with an owl’s head. Five pairs of dragons are loosely drawn in narrow bands.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
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- Rights Statement
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