J.E. Melchior collection, Shanghai. 
Helen Dalling Ling (d. 1982), Shanghai and Singapore. 
From 1982 to 1984
Dr. Tien Gi Ling, Singapore, by bequest from his wife, Helen Dalling Ling in May 1982. 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dr. Tien Gi Ling, Singapore. 
 According to Dr. Tien Gi Ling, Mrs. Helen D. Ling acquired the object from the J.E. Melchior Collection in Shanghai. Also see Curatorial Remark 5 in the object record.
 Helen Dalling Ling operated "The Green Dragon" antiques shop in Shanghai from 1938 to 1950 and a shop under her own name in Singapore from 1951 until her death in 1982.
 Helen Dalling Ling left a bequest to her husband, Dr. Tien Gi Ling on May 1982.
 Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.
- Previous Owner(s)
J. E. Melchior Collection
Helen D. Ling died 1982
Mr. Tien Gi Ling
- Published References
- Sarah Booth. The Freer's Rare Catch: Gallery Acquires 30 Flawless Ancient Chinese Ceramics. Washington, May 23, 1984. p. B2.
- H. W. Siegel Helen D. Ling. Ying Ching Porcelains of the Tang and Song Dynasties: Collection of the Late J.E. Melchior., Limited edition. Shanghai. cat. Y 5.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
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