Frank Caro, C. T. Loo & Co., 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 on September 11, 1987 
 Frank Caro stockcard no. FC-2391: "Archaic jade turtle, greenish grey jade, traces of cinnabar," 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 & Co. 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
C.T. Loo & Company active 1908-1950
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
Pendant; turtle, carved in round; no decoration; pierced at shoulder; translucent green. (Mostly calcified; much surface damage; pits, worn; feet one side, tail chipped off; red deposit.)
(Jenny F. So, October 17, 1996) The large smooth shell, marked by a low central ridge, dominates this sculpture of a turtle. Turning slightly to one side, the creature's head shows round eyes in low relief. Its feet emerge from under the shell asymmetrically, as if it is in motion; those on one side are damaged. A small hole is drilled at the base of the neck on one side.
- Published References
- Chinese Jade Animals. Exh. cat. Hong Kong. cat. 12.
- 4000 Years of Chinese Art: An Exhibition Organized and Lent by C.T. Loo. Exh. cat. Hartford, CT. cat. 32.
- John Johnston Chan Lai Pik. 5000 Years of Chinese Jade. Exh. cat. San Antonio, Texas, 2011. cat. 19, p. 54.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum