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. 1038, 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)
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919
You Xiaoxi (C.L. Freer source) late 19th-early 20th century
Ceremonial implement of very dark grayish green jade with brownish patination on tang and edges; blade slightly concave on both sides; lateral dull edges flaring to form sharp concave edge on end; perforation in tang that is divided from the blade proper by triangular projections at either edge. One side of tang chipped.
Acquired with a box, now lost.
- Published References
- You Xiaoxi, Hsiao-chi Yu in, Chi-Tseng Chang. Masterpieces of Chinese National Art: The Collection of Mr. Seaouke'e Yue. Shanghai, 1916. no. 14.
- Na Chih-liang. "玉器通史." Yu ch'i t'ung shih (A General Study of Chinese Jade). Hong Kong, 1965. p. 21, fig. 25.
- Richard Gump. Jade: Stone of Heaven., 1st ed. Garden City, NY, 1962. p. 46.
- Minao Hayashi. Chūgoku kodai no ishibōchōkei gyokki to kotsusenkei gyokki (Two Types of Prehistorical Chinese Ceremonial Jade Objects: Stone Harvesting Knives and Bone Spades). No. 54, 1982. p. 54, fig. 60.
- Minao Hayashi. Chūgoku kogyoku no kenkyū. Tokyo, 1991. p. 487, fig. 6: 97.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum