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. 1047, pg. 233, 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
Perforated disk of the type pi [bi] 璧; mottled shades of olive green and brown with spots of translucent strata in lighter tones; surface dull and weathered; incised decoration alike on both sides depicts phoenix (?) and plant forms and a bovine like mask; outer edge grooved. (Small blemishes and cracks, rough area on rim where whitish disintegrated portion has been partly removed, narrowing the margin.)
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. 22.
- Frederick William Gookin. Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition of Ancient Chinese Paintings, Sculptures and Jade Objects from the Collection formed by Charles Lang Freer, and Given by Him to the Nation through the Smithsonian Institution, Exhibition November 15 to December 8, 1917. Exh. cat. Chicago, November 15 - December 8, 1917. no. 111, p. 47.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum