Possibly excavated at Huang-ling, Hsiaki, Chekiang 
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 
 According to Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record, this object was "said to have been excavated at Huang-ling, Hsiaki, Chekiang."
 See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1052, pg. 235, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 2.
 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
Perforated disk of the type pi [bi] 璧; bored from both sides, leaving median ridge; mottled lime-yellow and pale greens with reddish-brown strata and veinings; profuse cream-colored incipient disintegration in fissures and veinings, of a smooth enamel like texture; surface contours uneven, a saw mark on each side. (Rim broken in several places.)
Acquired with a box, now lost.
- Published References
- J. Keith Wilson, Jingmin Zhang. Jades for Life and Death. .
- 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. .
- 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. 27.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- CC0 - Creative Commons (CC0 1.0)
CC0 - Creative Commons (CC0 1.0)
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