C. T. Loo & Company, New York from April 1941 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company on June 18, 1941 
 See C. T. Loo's stockcard no. 87101: "Bronze vessel. Kuei. decorated around foot and neck with bands of running dragons separated by flanges. and a register of triangles with cicadas in relief under the rim on the body broad t'ao t'ieh masks. All motives [?] with spirals. deeply carved spiral background. Grey green patina. Inscribed. Shang," C. T. Loo & Frank Caro Archive, Musée Guimet, Paris, copy in object file. The object was brought by Loo to the Freer Gallery for examination on April 29, 1941.
 See C. T. Loo's invoice, dated June 18, 1941, copy in object file.
- Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)
C.T. Loo & Company 1914-1948
Ceremonial vessel, type gui. Fairly even gray-green patina inside and out; malachite and azurite incrustation on the bottom. Cast inscription of two characters.
Inscribed on the bottom of the interior, Yi Che 亦 (掖?) 車 (“Yi-Chariot Officer”)
- Published References
- Sueji Umehara. Yin hsu: Ancient Capital of the Shang Dynasty at An-yang. Tokyo. pl. 85 (1).
- Shang Chou chin wen shi ch'eng. Multi-volume, Taipei. cat. 1883.
- Mizuno Seiichi. In Shu seidoki to tama [Bronzes and Jades of Ancient China]. Tokyo. pl. 28.
- Bernhard Karlgren. Marginalia on Some Bronze Albums I. no. 31 Stockholm. pl. 69a.
- Keng Jung, Chang Wei. Yin Chou ch'ing t'ung ch'i t'ung lun [A Survey of Shang-Chou Bronzes]. Peking. cat. 41.
- Higuchi Takayasu. Chugoku seidoki hyakusen., 1 hen. Tokyo. pl. 6.
- Chin wen tsung chi. Taipei. vol. 3: p. 949.
- Chen Mengjia. Yin Zhou qing tong qi fen lei tu lu [Yin-Chou ch'ing t'ung ch'i fen lei t'u lu]. 2 vols., Dongjing. vol. 2: A 152.
- Grace Dunham Guest, Archibald Gibson Wenley. Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts. Washington, 1949. p. 2.
- Compiled by the staff of the Freer Gallery of Art. A Descriptive and Illustrative Catalogue of Chinese Bronzes: Acquired During the Administration of John Ellerton Lodge. Oriental Studies Series, no. 3 Washington, 1946. pp. 7, 28, pl. 9.
- Masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese Art: Freer Gallery of Art handbook. Washington, 1976. p. 10.
- Rene Grousset. Chinese Art and Culture. New York. p. 24.
- Howard F. Collins. Decor, Function, and Contour in Early Chinese Bronzes. vol. 12, no. 2 London, Summer 1966. p. 115, fig. 3.
- Dr. John Alexander Pope, Rutherford John Gettens, James Cahill, Noel Barnard. The Freer Chinese Bronzes. Oriental Studies Series, vol. 1, no. 7 Washington. cat. 61, p. 343.
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- Chinese Art
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