Incense burner in the form of a lotus, with rooster finial

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Historical period(s)
Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 14 x 10.7 cm (5 1/2 x 4 3/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Paul Singer collection
Accession Number
RLS1997.48.15
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Incense burner

Keywords
casting, chicken, China, incense, lotus, Paul Singer collection, Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE)
Provenance

1979
Sale, New York, Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., Important Chinese Works of Art and Chinese Painting, November 2, 1979, Sale #4296, lot 241: “Small Archaic Bronze Hill Censer.” [1]

To 1997
Dr. Paul Singer (1904-1997), Summit, New Jersey. [2]

From 1997 to 1999
In the custody of Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C. [3]

From 1999
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler. [4]

Notes:

[1] See Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

[3] Between 1997 and 1999, The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art was in the custody of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

[4] See “The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art Gift Agreement” from March 1999, Collections Management Office. The object was formally accessioned into the museum’s permanent collection in 2012.

Previous Owner(s)

Sotheby's

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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