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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1997.122
Title
Censer in the Form of an Archaic Bronze 'Li Ding' Tripod Vessel
Other Titles
Alternate Title: li-ting
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
mid 12th-13th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China, Zhejiang Province, Longquan
Period
Song dynasty, Southern Song period, 1127-1279
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/201849
Location
Level 3, Room 3620, University Study Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Longquan celadon ware: fine grained, light gray stoneware with celadon glaze over molded decoration. From the Longquan kilns at Longquan, Zhejiang province.
Dimensions
H. 13.4 x Diam. 18 cm (5 1/4 x 7 1/16 in.)
Provenance
Ex-coll: Robert M. Ferris, IV, Windsor, VT, 1978-1997
Sotheby's, London, 30 March 1978 Chinese sale, lot 154
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Robert Ferris
Accession Year
1997
Object Number
1997.122
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Robert Ferris, Brush and Clay: Paintings by Robert Ferris, Chinese Ceramics of the Song Dynasty from the Artist's Collection, exh. cat., J.J. Lally & Co. (New York, NY, 1997), cat. no. 02, pp. 42-43, 48-49

Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 1997-98 (Cambridge, MA, 1999), p. 17

James Cuno, ed., A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions by the Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, Mass., Spring 2000), p. 11

Exhibition History

Masterworks of East Asian Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/03/1995 - 06/09/1996

A Decade of Collecting: Asian Acquisitions 1990-1999, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 03/11/2000 - 11/05/2000

Streams and Mountains without End: Landscape Paintings from China, Korea, and Japan, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/25/2000 - 08/26/2001

Plum, Orchid, Chrysanthemum, and Bamboo: Botanical Motifs and Symbols in East Asian Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 07/06/2002 - 01/05/2003

Rocks, Mountains, Landscapes and Gardens: The Essence of East Asian Painting ('04), Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 01/31/2004 - 08/01/2004

A Compelling Legacy: Masterworks of East Asian Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/24/2004 - 03/20/2005

Forging the New: East Asian Painting in the Twentieth Century, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/03/2005 - 10/16/2005

32Q: 2600 East Asian, Japanese, Chinese and Korean, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 12/01/2016 - 06/09/2017; Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/09/2017 - 12/07/2017; Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 12/07/2017 - 06/01/2018

Earthly Delights: 6,000 Years of Asian Ceramics, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/21/2022 - 08/14/2022

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