Lai-Yuan and Company, New York, to 1916 
From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Lai-Yuan and Company in 1916 
The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 875, pg. 189, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 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)
Lai-Yuan and Company (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919
Ceremonial implement; very thin; one slightly convex side; lateral edge flares to a sharp concave end with uneven points; one lateral edge partly sharpened; lateral projection on each side above a perforated tang; rough longitudinal ridge on obverse; reverse has cutting irregularity on handle; translucent, mottled light and dark bluish gray. (Slightly chipped.)
Acquired with a box, now lost.
- Published References
- Geoffrey WIlls. Jade of the East., 1st ed. New York, 1972. fig. 22.
- Guang Wen. Shuoqian zibi: Guyu xutan 1. No. 207 Taipei, 2000. pp. 32-33, fig. 6-7.
- Minao Hayashi. Chūgoku kogyoku no kenkyū. Tokyo, 1991. p. 439, fig. 6: 2.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum