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. 1123, p. 251, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also Voucher no. 12, January 1917.
 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 implement; chisel shaped object of the type kuei [gui 圭]; long slender form with perforation in the squared handle; edges rounded; broadly beveled at one end; closely mottled cream and light tan; decoration: a band of channeled and incised lines; smooth surface.
Acquired with an inscribed box.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- CC0 - Creative Commons (CC0 1.0)
CC0 - Creative Commons (CC0 1.0)
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