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 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.
 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.
Bead in flower form; perforated. Carnelian.
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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