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. 879, 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 slightly concave on both sides; lateral edges flare to form a concave end with chamfered corners; longitudinal median ridge on one surface; lateral projections on each side above a perforated tang; smoky black with yellowish green translucence in thinnest areas; unctuous surface. (One projection broken; chipped.)
Acquired with a box, now lost.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum