Archer’s thumbring (ban zhi)

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 19th century
Medium
Jade
Dimensions
H x W: 2.1 x 2.8 cm (13/16 x 1 1/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1912.36
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Archer's thumbring

Keywords
archery, bow, carving, China, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
Provenance

To 1912
Abel William Bahr (1877-1959), London, to 1912 [1]

From 1912 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Abel William Bahr, London, in 1912 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 362, pg. 105, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Abel William Bahr (1877-1959) was a collector and dealer born in Shanghai, China. After he left Shanghai in 1910, he lived, at various points in time, in London, Montreal, and Ridgefield, Connecticut. He established a gallery in New York City in 1920.

[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.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Abel William Bahr (C.L. Freer source) 1877-1959

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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