C. T. Loo & Co., Paris and New York, from at least 1925 
Mrs. Christian R. (Bettie F.) Holmes (1871-1941), New York and "The Chimneys," Sands Point, Port Washington, Long Island 
Tonying and Company, New York, to November 25, 1959 
From 1959 to 1987
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987), New York, purchased from Tonying and Company on November 25, 1959 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Dr. Arthur M. Sackler on September 11, 1987 
 See Paul Pelliot, Jades Archaïques de Chine appartenant à M. C. T. Loo (Paris and Brussels: G. Van Oest, 1925), pl. XXVI-6.
 According to information provided by Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 2009.
 See Tonying & Company’s invoice, issued to Arthur M. Sackler, dated November 25, 1959, in which the jade is listed under no. Jo 32: “Archaic Jade Bird / Shang,” copy in object file, provided by Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 2009.
 See Tonying & Company’s invoice, citied in note 2.
 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)
Tonying and Company
Mrs. Christian R. Holmes 1871 - 1941
C.T. Loo & Company active 1908-1950
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
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- Rights Statement
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