Incense burner

citation

Historical period(s)
Eastern Zhou dynasty, 4th century BCE
Medium
Bronze with silver and malachite inlay
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 14.5 x 9.2 cm (5 11/16 x 3 5/8 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
RLS1997.48.560
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Vessel

Keywords
casting, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), inlay, Paul Singer collection
Provenance

1985
Sale, New York, Sotheby’s, Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, December 4, 1985, Sale #5417, lot 38: “Unusual reticulated archaic bronze vessel.” [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 (New York)

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

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