Historical period(s)
Possibly Tang dynasty, 618-906?
Medium
Glass
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3.5 x 2.7 x 2.7 cm (1 3/8 x 1 1/16 x 1 1/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of The Honorable and Mrs. Hugh Scott
Accession Number
F1985.13
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Glass, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Jewelry

Keywords
China, Tang dynasty (618 - 907), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

Possibly from Baoding, modern-day Hebei province, China. [1]

To ?
Herbert Mueller (b. 1885), Beijing and Berlin. [2]

To 1985
Senator and Mrs. Hugh Scott, Washington D.C. [3]

From 1985
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Senator and Mrs. Hugh Scott, Washington D.C. [4]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

[3] Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

[4] See note 3.

Previous Owner(s)

Senator and Mrs. Hugh Scott
Herbert Mueller 1885 - 1966

Published References
  • Herbert Mueller. Sunglin Collection of Chinese Art and Archaeology: Collection of Dr. Herbert Mueller, sold in Peking in May 1930. New York, May 1930. p. 47, pl. 43.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum