Li Wenqing (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1917 
From 1917 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Li Wenqing, in New York, in 1917 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1113, pg. 247, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Voucher No. 18, December 1916.
 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
Li Wenqing (C.L. Freer source) ca. 1869 - 1931
Ceremonial object; broad, quadrilateral blade form; beveled cutting edge; three conical perforations near upper edge; short ends oblique and slightly curved; dull olive green with under surface markings and tan spots; white clouding of incipient disintegration; surface smooth. (Slightly chipped.)
Acquired with a box, now lost.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum