Abel William Bahr (1877-1959), New York, NY, to 1916 
From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Abel William Bahr, New York, in 1916 
The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Bronze List, S.I. 862, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Abel William Bahr (1877-1959) was a collector and dealer born in Shanghai, China. After he left Shanghai in 1910, he lived, at various points in time, in London, Montreal, and Ridgefield, Connecticut. He established a gallery in New York City in 1920.
 See note 1.
 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.
Surface: leaded gray patina, with green and brown incrustation.
Decoration: in low relief. Bronze. Chinese, T'ang.
1. Purchased from A. W. Bahr, New York. For price, see S.I. 862, Original Bronze List.
2. Original attribution: Chinese. T'ang. See further, S.I. 862, Appendix VII, and Miscellaneous Envelope File.
3. (C. L. Freer) Sung copy of a T'ang design. See S.I. 863, an original T'ang specimen, and compare with S.I. 868, another Sung copy of a T'ang design.
4. (H. E. Buckman, 1964) The Envelope File contained no further information, and has now been destroyed.
5. (J. Smith per Stephen Allee, 8/14/2008) Primary classification: Metalwork; secondary classification: Mirror.
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum