Ceremonial object


Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
H x W x D (a): 21.3 x 2.7 x 1.3 cm (8 3/8 x 1 1/16 x 1/2 in) H x W x D (b): 22.1 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm (8 11/16 x 7/8 x 1/2 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceremonial Object, Jade

Ceremonial object

China, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)

Abel William Bahr [1877-1959] or Peter J. Bahr [died circa 1928] [1]

To 1911
N.E. Montross (1849-1932), New York, NY, to 1911 [2]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from N.E. Montross in 1911 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]


[1] See Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record. Peter J. Bahr and Abel William Bahr were brothers born in Shanghai. Peter remained in Shanghai. Abel left Shanghai in 1910, and lived, at various points in time, in London, Montreal, and Ridgefield, Connecticut. He established a gallery in New York City in 1920.

[2] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 350, p. 95, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[3] See note 2.

[4] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Peter Johannes Bahr
Abel William Bahr 1877-1959
N. E. Montross (C.L. Freer source) 1849 - 1932

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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Rights Statement

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