Cylindrical and round perforated beads

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1644-1911
  • Geography

    China
  • Material

    Jade
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 3.7 x 1.8 cm (1 7/16 x 11/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1914.142a-b
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1914.142a-b

Object Details

  • Description

    Bead (a) of tapering cylindrical form with slightly concave sides; longitudinal perforation. Color: black, mottled with greenish gray.
    Bead (b), small, round: perforated. Color: buff-yellow.
  • Provenance

    To 1914
    Huang Zhonghui (circa 1870- after 1923), to 1914 [1]
    From 1914 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Huang Zhonghui, in New York, in 1914 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Reserved Miscellaneous List, R. 5687, pg. 8, 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.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Huang Zhonghui 黃中慧 (ca. 1870-after 1923) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Jewelry and Ornament
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