J. T. Tai & Co., New York, New York 
From 1963 to 1987
Arthur M. Sackler, New York, purchased from J. T. Tai & Co., New York, New York in 1963 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler on September 11, 1987 
 J. T. Tai's stockcard no. YT-2685, according to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation on October 9, 2009.
 See Tai's invoice dated X/15/63, copy in object file
 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)
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
J.T. Tai & Co. established in 1950
Handle (blade?) surmounted by profile owl; raised linear details; pierced; semitranslucent green-tan. (Spotty calcification; old break across bottom; few minor chips.)
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum