From as early as 1931
Wells Objects of Art (C. Edward Wells), New York, NY 
Frank Caro Chinese Art, New York, NY mode of acquisition unknown 
1964 to 1987
Arthur M. Sackler, New York, NY purchased from Frank Caro Chinese Art on August 27, 1984 in New York, NY 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler in 1987 
 According to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009. Copy of the document in the accession file. C. Edward Wells operated Wells Objects of Art on Madison Avenue and specialized in Asian fine art. He incorporated his shop in July 1931.
 Object included on invoice from Frank Caro Chinese Art, addressed to Dr. Arthur M. Sackler, 29 September 1966, inventoried as “W 153A”: Jade Large Huang, greenish with brown splashes, Shang, Diam: 5-1/2 ins.”
 Arthur M. Sackler purchased the object from Frank Caro Chinese Art on 29 September 1966, copy of invoice located in accession 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.