Flanged bracelet

Disk; ring with projecting inner edge; cream-colored. (Calcified; old and new nicks and worn spots; deposits; old break on inner flange; mud [?] on surface.)

(Jenny F. So, Jade Project Database, entered March 24, 2009) Opaque chalky white (altered) with soil incrustations. Thin grinding, uneven finish of edges, and uneven height of collar, narrow disk (“flange”) vs. hole suggest primitive quality. May be one of the earliest in collection.

Historical period(s)
Anyang, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 1.1 x 8.1 cm (7/16 x 3 3/16 in) Diam (hole): 6 cm (2 3/8 in)
Geography
China, probably Henan province, Anyang
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number
S1987.460
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Bracelet

Keywords
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE), carving, China, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1959
Abel William Bahr (1877-1959), Shanghai, China, London, England, Montreal, Canada, New York, NY, and Ridgefield, Connecticut [1]

From 1959 to 1963
Edna H. Bahr (d. 1978), by descent from her father, Abel William Bahr

From 1963 to 1987
Arthur M. Sackler, New York, purchased from Edna H. Bahr in 1963 [2]

From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler on September 11, 1987 [3]

Notes:

[1] According to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009.

[2] See #118: "Ring with flange projecting on either side of center opening. All over cream colored calcification, Part of flange taken off (old break). Mud over surface," on list provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009, copy in object file.

[3] Pursuant to the agreement between Arthur M. Sackler and the Smithsonian Institution, dated July 28, 1982, legal title of the donated objects was transferred to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on September 11, 1987.

Previous Owner(s)

Edna H. Bahr died 1978
Abel William Bahr 1877-1959
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987

Description

Disk; ring with projecting inner edge; cream-colored. (Calcified; old and new nicks and worn spots; deposits; old break on inner flange; mud [?] on surface.)

(Jenny F. So, Jade Project Database, entered March 24, 2009) Opaque chalky white (altered) with soil incrustations. Thin grinding, uneven finish of edges, and uneven height of collar, narrow disk ("flange") vs. hole suggest primitive quality. May be one of the earliest in collection.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Jades for Life and Death
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum