Mrs. Christian R. Holmes (1871-1941), New York and "The Chimneys," Sands Point, Port Washington, Long Island. 
From at least 1943 to 1948
Tonying and Company, New York from at least 1943. 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Tonying & Company, New York on December 8, 1948. 
 According to an undated and unattributed note in the object file.
 The object was brought to the Freer Gallery for examination by C. F. Yau in 1943, see A. G. Wenley’s letter to C. F .Yau, Tonying & Company, dated December 6, 1948, in object file.
 See Tonying & Company’s invoice, dated December 8, 1948, in which the object figures under no. B. 60: “Gilt Bronze Buckle, with silver inlay dragon and other designs / Han,” copy in object file. See also “List of Objects Contemplated for Purchase by the Freer Gallery of Art,” approved by C. G. Abbot, the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, on February 4, 1944, copy in object file.
- Previous Owner(s)
Tonying and Company
Mrs. Christian R. Holmes 1871 - 1941
- Published References
- Sueji Umehara. Chugoku kodai no hoshoku taiko (Ancient Chinese Jeweled Garment Hooks). no. 11 Osaka, September 1953. p. 6, pl. 8.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum