Diedrich Abbes Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut 
From 1959 to 1987
Arthur M. Sackler, New York, purchased from the Diedrich Abbes Collection on July 10, 1959 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler on September 11, 1987 
 According to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009.
 See note on Arthur M. Sackler, M.D. letterhead acknowledging the "purchase and receipt of 17 pieces of stone carvings of the Shang, Yin-Chou and Chou periods from the Dietrich-Abbes collection. The price in full, exclusive of commission, will be paid as indicated by this note in two installments," copy provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation on July 9, 2009 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)
Diedrich Abbes 1866 - 1959
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
This jade blade ge is beveled along the upper and lower edges; the bevels end in a delicately ground, outward curving edge. The tip of the blade is not beveled but has sloping faces. A prominent median crest runs from the tip of the blade to the large conical perforation, drilled from one side. The flattened tang is decorated with five pairs of serrations that project from the butt. (Mostly calcified; chips to powder on two notches; minor tiny nicks.)
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum