You Xiaoxi, Shanghai, to 1916 
From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from You Xiaoxi, in New York in 1916 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1036, pg. 230, 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) and Custodian(s)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
You Xiaoxi (C.L. Freer source) late 19th-early 20th century
Large cleaver shaped object of the type kuei [gui] 圭; one long, beveled cutting edge; three conical perforations near upper edge; handle end notched on sides and sharply pointed, opposite end is diagonal; mottled gray and putty colored with cream strata marks, dark cloudings, and reddish brown area near handle; lustrous surface. (Old chips and rough areas.)
Acquired with a box, now lost.
- Published References
- J. Keith Wilson, Jingmin Zhang. Jades for Life and Death. .
- You Xiaoxi, Hsiao-chi Yu in, Chi-Tseng Chang. "游筱溪." Masterpieces of Chinese National Art: The Collection of Mr. Seaouke'e Yue. Shanghai, 1916. no. 12.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- CC0 - Creative Commons (CC0 1.0)
CC0 - Creative Commons (CC0 1.0)
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