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. 878, pg. 191, 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; blade with one straight and one slightly concave side; upper end irregularly beveled to a sharp edge; longitudinal median ridge indicated; indented lateral projections and notches on each side above perforated tang; greenish black with black spots and yellowish brown translucence in thin areas; earth-incrusted granular patches on tang. (Breaks on tang and upper end.)
Acquired with a box, now lost.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum