C. T. Loo & Company, New York to 1930 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company, New York in 1930 
 Object file, undated folder sheet note. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
 See note 1.
- Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)
C.T. Loo & Company 1914-1948
This long-necked jar and matching stand belong to a group of funerary vessels of northern provenance. Unlike Han dynasty lead-glazed burial pieces, it served a Buddhist function. The appliques of monster masks, rosettes and lozenges with beaded borders reflect Central Asian, specifically Khotanese, influence. The tall, splayed base support, which lends the jar a decidedly more attenuated shape, has parallels in ceramics recently unearthed in the People's Republic of China.
- Published References
- Warren E. Cox. The Book of Pottery and Porcelain. 2 vols., New York. vol. 1: pl. 117.
- Mrs. Hin-cheung Lovell. Some Northern Chinese Wares of the Sixth and Seventh Centuries. vol. 21, no. 4, Winter 1975. pp. 328-343, fig. 25.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
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