David David-Weill (1871-1952), Paris 
From 1952 to 1971
Flora Raphaël David-Weill (1878-1971), by descent from her husband, David David-Weill in 1952
Sale, Sotheby's, London, the D. David Weill Collection: Early Chinese Bronzes: Inlaid Metalwork, Gilt Bronzes and Silver, Jades, Sculpture and Ceramics, February 29, 1972, lot 17 (illustrated)
From 1972 to 1997
Paul Singer (1904-1997), Summit, New Jersey, purchased at Sotheby’s sale on February 29, 1972 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, bequeathed by Paul Singer 
 David David Weill was a banker and financier, head of the international investment house Lazard Frères et Cie. He was an important figure in the art world and formed a large collection of eighteenth century French paintings and sculpture and other works of art, including Asian art.
 Paul Singer acquired the jade pendant at the auction of the David David Weill collection through an agent named Baile. Singer described his participation in the sale in his memoirs, see “Reminiscences of a Transient Custodian” (manuscript), Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, pp. 120–21. The collection of Chinese art and antiquities assembled by Paul Singer over time was purchased by him on behalf of Arthur M. Sackler, Jillian Sackler, the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and later was transferred to the children of Arthur M. Sackler.
 Upon Paul Singer’s death in January 1997, his collection was transferred to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery by order of the Executors of the Estate under a loan agreement signed on February 1997. Shortly thereafter, the Sackler Gallery was vested with full ownership and title to the collection in full agreement by the Sackler Foundations and Sackler family members. The formal accession of the Singer collection was completed in 2012.
- Previous Owner(s)
Dr. Paul Singer 1904-1997
David David-Weill 1871 - 1952
Mrs. Flora Raphaël David-Weill 1878 - 1971
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
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