1. Bought from Hwang Chung huei [Huang Zhonghui] 黃中慧, New York. For price, see Original Miscellaneous List, p. 157. $1010.
2. (Undated Folder Sheet note) Original attribution: Chinese. Early Chou [Zhou] 周. See further, S.I. 657, Appendix VII.
3. (Carl Whiting Bishop, 1922) See Berthold Laufer, Jade: A Study in Chinese Archaeology and Religion (Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History, 1912), p. 99 for discussion of type, also p. 90 et seq. and figs. 24, 28--33.
4. (Archibald Gibson Wenley, 1946) Early Chou [Zhou] 周 dynasty.
5. (Undated Folder Sheet note) Sp. G. is 2.919.
6. (George Perkins Merrill, 1922) If that isn't nephrite, I don't know what it is--there is nothing else that would look like that--so fine, compact, and hard.
7. (Julia K. Murray, 1980) Attribution is changed from Late Shang 商--Early Western Chou [Zhou] 周 to Western Chou [Zhou] 周, ca. 1027--771 BCE.
8. (Julia K. Murray, 1982) The large tablet F1915.69 represents a type of ceremonial jade originally based on Neolithic stone tool shapes. It shares certain features with chisel shaped jades (see Folder Sheet F1917.31) such as the beveling of the short end opposite the perforation. Its indented grip, however, is reminiscent of the chang [zhang] 璋 scepter (see Folder Sheet F1916.492), and it could be called a broad example of the type of chang [zhang] 璋 that does not have projecting handles (see F1916.369).
The Chung chou lu [Zhongzhou Lu] 中州路 tablet mentioned in the 1980 label is reproduced in Chung-kuo k'e-hsueh yuan k'ao-ku yen-chiu-suo [Zhongguo kexueyuan kaogu yanjiusuo] 中國科學院考古研究所, Lo yang Chung chou lu [Luoyang Zhongzhoulu] 洛陽中州路（西工段） (Beijing: Kexue chubanshe, 1959), pl. 42:8.
9. (Jeffrey Smith per Keith Wilson, July 8, 2008) Ceremonial object added as secondary classification.
10. (Susan Kitsoulis per Keith Wilson, April 2, 2010) Object name changed from "Ceremonial implement" to "Ceremonial object." Title changed from "Ceremonial implement of the type kuei 圭" to "Straight chisel (gui 圭)."
11. (Jeffrey Smith, April 1, 2016) Transferred from the Description field: Chinese Western Chou, 1027-771 B.C. Ceremonial implement of the type "kuei," long, wide form with bevelled end and perforation above handle; mottled pale cream and dark reddish brown with traces of black; smooth surface. (Slightly chipped, gouge at end of handle.)
12. (Jeffrey Smith per Keith Wilson, April 1, 2016) Period changed from Western Zhou dynasty to Late Neolithic period or early Shang dynasty. Title changed from "Straight chisel (gui 圭)" to "Forked blade (zhang 璋)".