Abel William Bahr (1877-1959), London, to 1916 
From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Abel William Bahr, London, in 1916 
The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 641, pg. 157, 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.
 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)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Abel William Bahr (C.L. Freer source) 1877-1959
Ceremonial implement; blade form of irregular, quadrilateral shape; short ends oblique; cutting edge sharp and slightly curved; three conical perforations near upper straight edge; black with traces of dark olive brown; profuse granular pittings; high luster. (Edge chipped.)
Acquired with a box, now lost.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum