Wang Jiantang, Shanghai to 1918 
From 1918 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Wang Jiantang, in New York, in 1918 
The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1342, pg. 309, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 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.
- Previous Owner(s)
Wang Jiangtang (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Squared, hollow cylinder of the type ts'ung [cong] 琮; tall form with wide projecting collar at both ends; irregularly bored leaving median ridge; mottled olive brown, olive green, and dull cream, with dark blue-green spots on one collar; extensive cream frosting of incipient disintegration; decoration: channeled and incised grooves, corner ridges, and circles; surface worn smooth; incision on upper corner and toolmarks. (Slightly chipped.)
Acquired with box and stand, now lost.
- Published References
- Grace Dunham Guest Archibald Gibson Wenley. Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts. Washington, 1949. p. 6.
- Sherman Lee. A History of Far Eastern Art. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1964. p. 44, fig. 37.
- Archibald Gibson Wenley. Early Chinese Jade. vol. 63, no. 5 Washington, November 1946. p. 346.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum