Lai-Yuan & Co., New York, to March 1916 
From 1916 to 1970
Eugene Meyer (1875-1959) and Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), Washington, DC, and Mt. Kisco, NY, bought from Lai-Yuan & Co., on March 6, 1916 
From 1970 to 1974
Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, New York 
Freer Gallery of Art, bequeathed by Agnes E. Meyer 
 See Invoice, issued by C. T. Loo, Lai-Yuan & Co. to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Meyer, dated March 6, 1916, no. 30962: “Circular bronze cover from a Ting with 3 raised panthers amidst scrolls of thunder (Lug Wan) Seu-Ning-Koo or black quicksilver patina – Shang dynasty,” in object file.
 See Lai-yuan & Co.'s invoice cited in note 1.
 The object was part of the Estate of Agnes E. Meyer.
 The object was transferred to the Freer Gallery on January 9, 1973. In 1974 it was confirmed that the transfer of this object to the Freer Gallery from the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation had been approved by the foundation’s Board of Directors on December 14, 1972 and the object was accessioned into the collection.
- Previous Owner(s)
Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer (1875-1959) and (1887-1970)
C.T. Loo & Company active 1908-1950
- Published References
- Robert W. Bagley. Shang Ritual Bronzes in the Arthur M. Sackler Collections: Volume 1 of Ancient Chinese Bronzes in the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. vol. 1, Washington and Cambridge, MA, 1987. p. 123, fig. 177.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum