From at least 1931
Charles Ernst Russell (1866-1960), London and Kingsford near Colchester, from at least 1931 
C.T. Loo & Company, New York and Paris, purchased at the sale of Charles E. Russell's collection 
H. L. Hsieh, New York, purchased from C.T. Loo & Company 
From probably 1944 to 1945
C. T. Loo & Company, New York purchased back from Mr. Hsieh, probably in 1944 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company, New York on January 19, 1945 
 See R. L. Hobson et al., Chinese Ceramics in Private Collections (London: Halton & Truscott Smith, 1931), p. 198, fig. 358. According to information provided by C. T. Loo, the vase was brought to England by Russell in the 1920s, see John A. Pope' curatorial remark, dated 1949, in object file.
 According to information provided by C. T. Loo to John A. Pope, see J. A. Pope's curatorial remark, 1949, in object file.
 See C. T. Loo's stockcard no. NYL-44/562: "Porcelain bottle, eggshell, famille rose flowers decorations on a pink background. Ku Yueh Hsuan style," Frank Caro Archive, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, copy in object file.
 See Loo's stockcard cited above.
 See C. T. Loo's invoice, dated January 19, 1945, copy in object file.
- Previous Owner(s)
C.T. Loo & Company active 1908-1950
Charles Ernst Russell
Mr. H. L. Hsieh
Polychrome. Vase: bottle shaped, handles on neck.
Clay: fine-grained, hard, pure white, very thin.
Glaze: high-fired, perfectly transparent.
Decoration: outside, except handles and foot, an even coat of opaque pink enamel on which are chrysanthemums, fruit, and butterflies in enamels of the "famille rose."
On the foot, a four-character mark of the Yung-cheng period in overglaze gray-blue enamel.
On the foot, a four character mark of the Yung-cheng period in overglaze, gray-blue enamel.
- Published References
- Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 38.
- Walter Karp. The Smithsonian Institution: An Establishment for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge Among Men. Washington. p. 115.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
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