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: Stemmed wine cup with floral scrolls

Stemmed wine cup with floral scrolls

Historical period(s)
Early or mid-Tang dynasty, late 7th-early 8th century
Cast bronze with chased and ring-punched decoration and mercury gilding
H x W: 6.1 x 5.2 cm (2 3/8 x 2 1/16 in)
China, Shaanxi province, Probably Xi’an
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

To 1911
Ta Ge Shang, Beijing and Shanghai, to 1911 [1]1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ta Ge Shang in 1911 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 225, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Former owner
Ta Ge Shang (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Metalwork, Vessel
casting, chasing, China, punching, Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

We are excited to reopen the Freer on October 7, 2017, following a renovation to allow us to better present our art and serve our visitors.
The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC.