Bracelet

Thick ring with large perforation, possibly a bracelet; semi-translucent, mottled yellows and maple-leaf reds; areas of silvery incrustation and incipient disintegration. (Two smoothed chips on rim.)

Acquired with a box, now lost.

Maker(s)
Artist: Liangzhu culture 良渚 (ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE)
Historical period(s)
Late Neolithic period, ca. 3300-2250 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x Diam: 2.5 x 7.9 cm (1 x 3 1/8 in) Diam (hole): 6 cm (2 3/8 in)
Geography
China, Lake Tai region
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1917.140
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Bracelet

Keywords
carving, China, Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE), nephrite
Provenance

To 1917
Tonying and Company, New York to 1917 [1]

From 1917 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Tonying and Company, New York in 1917 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1073, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. By at least 1917, Tonying and Company maintained business locations in Shanghai, Beijing, Paris, London, and New York, NY.

[2] See note 1.

[3] 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)

Tonying and Company (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

Thick ring with large perforation, possibly a bracelet; semi-translucent, mottled yellows and maple-leaf reds; areas of silvery incrustation and incipient disintegration. (Two smoothed chips on rim.)

Acquired with a box, now lost.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Jades for Life and Death
Google Cultural Institute
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