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profile: Miniature hand warmer or incense burner with lid base: Miniature hand warmer or incense burner with lid

Miniature hand warmer or incense burner with lid

Type
Incense burner
Historical period(s)
Sui or Tang dynasty, 7th century
Medium
Porcelaneous stoneware with transparent ivory-toned glaze
Dimension(s)
H x W x D: 6.5 x 6.8 x 6.8 cm (2 9/16 x 2 11/16 x 2 11/16 in)
Geography
China, Hebei or Henan province
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1984.7a-b

To 1982
Helen Dalling Ling (d. 1982), Shanghai and Singapore. [1]

From 1982 to 1984
Dr. Tien Gi Ling, Singapore, by bequest from his wife, Helen Dalling Ling in May 1982. [2]

From 1984
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dr. Tien Gi Ling, Singapore. [3]

Notes:

[1] Helen Dalling Ling operated "The Green Dragon" antiques shop in Shanghai from 1938 to 1950, and a shop under her own name in Singapore from 1951 to 1982. According to the information supplied by Dr. Ling, this object was in Mrs. Ling's general collection and was probably collected in Singapore. Also see Curatorial Remark 8 in the object record.

[2] Helen Dalling Ling left a bequest to her husband, Dr. Tien Gi Ling on May 1982.

[3] Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

Former owner
Helen D. Ling (died 1982)
Mr. Tien Gi Ling
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Keyword(s)
China, incense, stoneware, Sui dynasty (581 - 618), Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
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