Reportedly excavated in Hsi-hsi, Chekiang 
Duanfang (1861-1911) 
You Xiaoxi (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai to 1919 
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from You Xiaoxi in 1919 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record states: "Formerly in the collection of the Viceroy Tuan Fang, and said to have been excavated in Hsi-hsi, Chekiang."
 See note 1.
 See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1424, pg. 339, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 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.
- Previous Owner(s)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
You Xiaoxi (C.L. Freer source) late 19th-early 20th century
Wide, cylindrical ring with slightly concave walls, possibly a bracelet; translucent, very pale greenish gray with cloudy veinings and a dark brown area partly covering one rim, sprinkled with incipient disintegration; decoration: incised and in very low relief, lozenge-pattern borders enclose band of continuous, geometric design; earth incrustations on interior. (One long crack and some recent chips and scratches.)
Acquired with a box, now lost.
- Published References
- Eleni Sakes. Ancient Jewelry Charms, Exquisite Freer Gallery Group. Washington, January 2, 1955. section B, p. 9.
- Julia Murray. Neolithic Chinese Jades in the Freer Gallery of Art. vol. 14, no. 11 Hong Kong, November 1983. p. 21.
- Elizabeth Childs-Johnson Fang Gu. Yuqi shidai: Meiguo bowuguan cang Zhongguo zaoqi yuqi (The Jade Age: Early Chinese Jades in American Museums). Beijing, 2009. p. 55.
- Description of antique Chinese paintings and brass wares as well as of porcelains of different ages. The Charles Lang Freer papers, 1919. No. 94, p. 65, 73.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum