Eugene Meyer (1875-1959) and Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), Washington, DC, and Mt. Kisco, NY 
From 1970 to 1998
Elizabeth Meyer Lorentz, Armonk, NY, by descent from her parents, Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer in 1970 
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Elizabeth Meyer Lorentz in 1998 
 According to information provided by Thomas Lawton, the jade had been a part of the Meyer family collection for an extended period of time, see Jenny F. So’s Report, July 1997, in object file.
 See Jenny F. So's Report, cited in note 1 and Thomas Lawton's curatorial note, dated August 18, 1998, in object record.
 See Elizabeth Meyer Lorentz’s Deed of Gift, dated February 5, 1998, in object file.
- Previous Owner(s)
Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer (1875-1959) and (1887-1970)
Elizabeth Meyer Lorentz 1913 - 2001
Axe of the type fu 斧; broad curved blade edge and straight butt; large circular biconical perforation bored from both sides leaving sharp median ridge; metallic blue gray with buff patches; mirror-like finish and variegated hues. (Near pristine condition.)
Acquired with a box.
- Published References
- Thomas Lawton Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. pp. 216-217.
- Chuka Jinmin Kyowakoku Nankin Hakubutsuin ten (Art Treasures from the Nanjing Museum Collection). Exh. cat. Tokyo, 1981. cat. 5.
- Liangzhu wenhua yuqi. Hong Kong, 1989. cat. nos. 223-24.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum