Plaque in the form of a tiger

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 19th century
Medium
Jade
Dimensions
H x W: 11.5 x 21.5 cm (4 1/2 x 8 7/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1968.37
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade
Type

Plaque

Keywords
China, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), tiger, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From at least 1929 to 1968
Eugene Meyer (1875-1959) and Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), New York, Washington, DC, and Mt. Kisco, NY, from at least January 12, 1929 [1]

From 1968
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Agnes E. Meyer in 1968 [2]

Notes:

[1] Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer lent the jade to an exhibition in Berlin in 1929, see Ausstellung Chinesischer Kunst Veranstaltet von der Gesellschaft für Ostasiatische Kunst und der Preußischen Akademie der Künste Berlin, exh. cat. (Berlin, January 12 – April 2, 1929), cat. 220 (ill.).

[2] See Agnes E. Meyer’s Deed of Gift, dated July 24, 1967, where the object is listed as no. 23 in the document’s Annex, copy in object file. The object was accessioned to the Freer Gallery’s collection in 1968.

Previous Owner(s)

Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer (1875-1959) and (1887-1970)

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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