Reportedly excavated in Shansi 
Chen Kai Chi (1813-1884), Wei Hsien, China 
You Xiaoxi (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1919 
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from You Xiaoxi, in New York, in 1919 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 Curatorial Remark 3, H.E. Buckman, 1964, in the object record states: "The Envelope file which has now been destroyed, contained only the additional information: 'Excavated in Shansi; obtained by the Shantung connoisseur Chen Kai Chi of Wei Hsien.'" Curatorial Remark 4, H.C. Lovell, 1974, in the object record, states: "The box in which this object came bears this carved inscription on the lid: 'Wei Hsien Ch'en shih ts'ang' [Chn], indicating that the piece had come from the collection of Ch'en Chieh-ch'i [Chn] (1813-1884), the noted Shantung antiquarian and collector. However, it is not included in "Fu-chai chi-chin lu" [Chn], a catalogue of Ch'en's collection."
 See note 1.
 See Original Bronze List, S.I. 1444, 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
Chen Kai Chi 1813 - 1884
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
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- Rights Statement
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