Scabbard chape

Historical period(s)
Western Han dynasty, 200-1 BCE
Medium
Jade
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3.7 x 5.2 x 1.4 cm (1 7/16 x 2 1/16 x 9/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.918
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Weapon and Armament
Type

Weapon: chape

Keywords
China, Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1966
Frank Caro Chinese Art, New York, NY [1]

1966 to 1987
Arthur M. Sackler, New York, purchased from Frank Caro Chinese Art on September 29, 1966 in New York City [2]

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

Notes:

[1] Frank Caro Chinese Art stock no. FC 2331: "Jade scabbard end late Chou. Ht: 1 ½ ins.,” see invoice from Frank Caro Chinese Art to Arthur M. Sackler, September 29, 1966, copy in object file.

Frank Caro, C. T. Loo’s associate acquired C. T. Loo’s remaining stock after C. T. Loo liquidated C. T. Loo & Co., New York and closed C. T. Loo, INC, New York. Frank Caro took control on September 1, 1952 and operated as C. T. Loo Chinese Art and in 1962, began operating as Frank Caro Chinese Art. Objects that Frank Caro acquired after Loo left the daily operations in New York were often inventoried with an “FC” prefix.

[2] See invoice cited in note 1.

[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)

Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
Frank Caro Chinese Art 1962-1980

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