Bead in the form of a flower

citation

Bead in flower form; perforated. Carnelian.

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
Medium
Carnelian
Dimensions
H x W: 2.4 x 1.8 cm (15/16 x 11/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1916.610
On View Location
Currently not on view
Type

Bead

Keywords
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
Provenance

To 1916
Abel William Bahr (1877-1959), New York, NY, to 1916 [1]

From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Abel William Bahr, New York, in 1916 [2]

From 1920
The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Reserve Miscellaneous List, R. 5693, 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.

[2] See note 1.

[3] 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.

Description

Bead in flower form; perforated. Carnelian.

Label

1. Purchased from A. W. Bahr, New York.

2. (H. C. Lovell, 1975) Made attribution, Modern.

3. (H. C. Lovell, 1978) Changed attribution to Late Ch'ing.

4. (S. Kitsoulis, 16 June 2010) Title changed from "Bead in flower form; perforated" to "Bead in the form of a flower."

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