From at least 1948 to 1949
C.T. Loo & Company, New York, from at least January 22, 1948 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C.T. Loo & Company on July 1, 1949 
 See C. T. Loo's Approval List, dated February 3, 1948, with an annotation that the listed objects had been left by Loo at the Freer Gallery on January 22, 1948.
 See C. T. Loo's invoice, dated July 1, 1949, copy in object file.
- Previous Owner(s)
C.T. Loo & Company active 1908-1950
Both the body and the lid of this vessel bear the same brief dedication of eight characters--"Sheng made for his deceased Father Xin [this] valued sacral vessel"--followed by a possible clan symbol. The handle is a modern replacement.
- Published References
- Dr. John Alexander Pope, Mr. R.J. Gettens, James Cahill, Noel Barnard. The Freer Chinese Bronzes. Oriental Studies Series, vol. 1, no. 7 Washington. cat. 44, p. 249.
- Jessica Rawson. Western Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. Ancient Chinese Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, vol. 2 Washington and Cambridge, MA. p. 428, 700, fig. 53.6,117.11.
- Daniel Shapiro. Ancient Chinese Bronzes: A Personal Appreciation. .
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
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