Bracelet

Thick ring with large perforation and sharp edges, possibly a bracelet; mottled rich cream color with large spots and veinings of amber tone; mirror like surface. (One smoothed chip on rim).

Acquired with a box, now lost.

Historical period(s)
Shang dynasty, ca. 1600-1050 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x Diam: 1.6 × 8.3 cm (5/8 × 3 1/4 in) Diam (hole): 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1917.36
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Bracelet

Keywords
carving, China, nephrite, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)
Provenance

To 1917
Li Wenqing (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1917 [1]

From 1917 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Li Wenqing, in 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. 1125, p. 252, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also Voucher no. 18, December 1916.

[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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Li Wenqing (C.L. Freer source) ca. 1869-1931

Description

Thick ring with large perforation and sharp edges, possibly a bracelet; mottled rich cream color with large spots and veinings of amber tone; mirror like surface. (One smoothed chip 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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