C. T. Loo, New York 
Frank Caro, C. T. Loo & Company, New York 
From 1964 to 1987
Arthur M. Sackler, New York, purchased from Frank Caro on August 27, 1964 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler in 1987 
 According to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009.
 Frank Caro stockcard no. E 5625: "jade musical pick," according to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009. Frank Caro, Loo's associate, acquired C. T. Loo 's stock after liquidation of C. T. Loo & Company in 1950.
 See Frank Caro's invoice dated August 27, 1964, copy in object file provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009.
 Pursuant to the agreement between Arthur M. Sackler and the Smithsonian Institution, dated July 28, 1982, legal title of the donated objects was transferred to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on September 11, 1987.
- Previous Owner(s)
Frank Caro 1904-1980
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
C.T. Loo & Company active 1908-1950
Bow-shaped profile of a bottle-horned kui 夔. Slight carving of outline to indicate form. Horn in doubly beveled line-relief, other details including eye, nose, and paw in beveled engraving. Short plain projection from upturned tail terminates in tapered oblique edge. Perforation in mouth. Indentation in tail but no perforation. (Translucent pale gray jade almost completely calcified on one side, and in part on the other, to a light ivory color. Traces of earth. Minor nicks on powdery areas.)
- Published References
- C.T. Loo & Company (Introduction) Lindsay Hughes Cooper. An Exhibition of Archaic Chinese Jades. Exh. cat. New York. pl. 20, 7.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum