Pang Yuanji (1864-1949), Shanghai, China, to 1918 
From 1918 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), presented by Pang Yuanji in 1918 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 According to Curatorial Remark 2, Fu Shen, 1980, in the object record, this bowl was with the writing set which had been presented to Charles Lang Freer in 1918 by the famous Chinese art collector P'ang Yuan Chi, from whom Freer acquired many important paintings. In an inscription carved on the ivory writing-brush holders (F1980.91.1ab-.2ab) and on the stone seal (F1980.92), P'ang dedicated the objects to Freer personally.
 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. The contents of Charles Lang Freer's writing set was acquired with his bequest. The pieces were transferred from the Study Collection to the Permanent Collection on January 15, 1980 (see Provenance Remark 1, Kate Theimer, March 22, 1995, in the object record).
- Previous Owner(s)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Pang Yuanji (C.L. Freer source) 1864-1949
Mostly red in color, seal paste is made from powdered cinnabar, moxa-leaf fiber, and dehydrated vegetable oil. Chinese artists and connoisseurs generally prefer porcelain containers, such as this one, to hold their seal paste.
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- Chinese Art
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