Wang Jiantang, Shanghai to 1916 
From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Wang Jiantang in 1916 
The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1020, pg. 222, 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)
Wang Jiantang (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Perforated disk of the type pi [bi] 璧; bored conically leaving ridge near edge; mottled rich greens with brown veins and silvery strata; some areas of white disintegration on obverse, more plentiful on reverse; proportions irregular. (Rim slightly chipped and one break.)
Acquired with a box, now lost.
- Published References
- Geoffrey WIlls. Jade of the East., 1st ed. New York, 1972. fig. 11.
- Julia Murray. Neolithic Chinese Jades in the Freer Gallery of Art. vol. 14, no. 11 Hong Kong, November 1983. p. 15, fig. 1.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum