Cup and stand

Outside black lacquer with design in dark red, inside dark red lacquer with dragon design in black.

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Historical period(s)
early Warring States period, Late Eastern Zhou dynasty, ca. 5th-4th century BCE
Black and red lacquer on wood core
H x W x D: 23.5 x 15.5 x 17.9 cm (9 1/4 x 6 1/8 x 7 1/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Lacquer, Vessel


China, dragon, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), offering, Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)
Provenance research underway.

Outside black lacquer with design in dark red, inside dark red lacquer with dragon design in black.

Published References
  • William Watson. The Art of Dynastic China. New York, 1981. no. 616.
  • Jenny F. So. Bronze Styles of the Eastern Zhou Period. Ann Arbor. pl. 110 a,b,c.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 112, vol. 1: p. 177.
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Art of the Warring States Period: Change and Continuity, 480-222 B.C. Washington, 1982-1983. cat. 134, p. 181.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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