Bracelet

Bracelet; rounded outer surface; translucent, ice green with one dark tan area, scattered areas of smooth, white decomposition; white veinings and frosting of incipient disintegration over all surfaces. (Numerous old chips and cracked areas.)

Acquired with a box, now lost.

Maker(s)
Artist: Songze culture 崧澤 (ca. 4000 - 2500 BCE) Liangzhu culture 良渚 (ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE)
Historical period(s)
Late Neolithic period, ca. 3500-2700 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x Diam: 1.8 x 8.5 cm (3/4 x 3 5/16 in) Diam (hole): 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in)
Geography
China, Lake Tai region
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1919.48
On View Location
Freer Gallery 19: Afterlife: Ancient Chinese Jades
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Bracelet

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

To 1919
You Xiaoxi (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1919 [1]

1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from You Xiaoxi, in New York, in 1919 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1426, pg. 340, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[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
You Xiaoxi (C.L. Freer source) late 19th-early 20th century

Description

Bracelet; rounded outer surface; translucent, ice green with one dark tan area, scattered areas of smooth, white decomposition; white veinings and frosting of incipient disintegration over all surfaces. (Numerous old chips and cracked areas.)

Acquired with a box, now lost.

Published References
  • You Xiaoxi. Description of antique Chinese paintings and brass wares as well as of porcelains of different ages. The Charles Lang Freer papers, 1919. No. 96, p. 66, 73.
  • Julia Murray. Neolithic Chinese Jades in the Freer Gallery of Art. vol. 14, no. 11 Hong Kong, November 1983. p. 21.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Jades for Life and Death
Google Cultural Institute
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