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: Wine cup with ring handle, birds, animals, and grape vines

Wine cup with ring handle, birds, animals, and grape vines

Historical period(s)
Early Tang dynasty, late 7th century
Cast and hammered silver with chased and ring-punched decoration and mercury gilding
H x W: 6.4 x 7.8 cm (2 1/2 x 3 1/16 in)
China, Shaanxi province, Probably Xi’an
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

Yamanaka and Company, Boston 1930 [1]

From 1930
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Company, Boston in 1930 [2]


[1] Object file, undated folder sheet. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Former owner
Yamanaka and Co.
On View Location
Currently not on view
Metalwork, Vessel
bird, casting, chasing, China, engraving, gilding, grape, hammering, rabbit, Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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