Unknown seller, Mongolia, to 1996 
From 1996 to 1999
Ambassador and Mrs. Donald C. Johnson, Arlington, VA, purchased from an unknown seller in Mongolia in 1996 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Ambassador and Mrs. Donald C. Johnson in 1999
 The object was acquired by Ambassador and Mrs. Johnson during his term as United States ambassador to Mongolia (see Curatorial Remark 1, Jenny F. So, February 23, 1999, in the object record).
According to an excerpt from a letter (dated April 9, 1999) from Ambassador Johnson to Vidya Dehejia: "Nelda bought these two bowls [this bowl and S1999.15] from a young man who came to the Embassy Residence in early 1996. The young man had heard of Nelda's bowl collection - Nelda never kept it a secret - and the young man hoped to interest her. He did." (see Provenance Remark 1 in the object record).
 See note 1.
- Previous Owner(s)
Ambassador and Mrs. Donald C. Johnson
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum