Ding ware round box with cover

Historical period(s)
Northern Song dynasty, 11th century
Porcelain with transparent ivory-toned glaze
Ding ware
H x Diam (overall): 4.6 x 10.7 cm (1 13/16 x 4 3/16 in)
China, Hebei province
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Container


China, Ding ware, Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127), porcelain

From at least 1947 to 1961
C. T. Loo & Company, New York, from at least November 1947 [1]

From 1961
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company on May 3, 1961 [2]


[1] See C. T. Loo's stockcard no. CHL 7/913 / RR35: "Porcelain round seal box on a low foot ring expanding side to a straight border, cover slightly domed, finely potted and coated with a delicate creamy white glaze from Yin Chou Yao. Sung," C. T. Loo & Frank Caro Archive, Musée Guimet, Paris, copy in object file. According to an annotation on the stockcard, the object was imported from China in November 1947.

[2] See C. T. Loo & Co.'s invoice, dated May 3, 1961, copy in object file.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

C.T. Loo & Company 1914-1948

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 56.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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