Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ta Kou Chai in 1909 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 2027, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Accession List, Collections Management office. Note that Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record states only that this object was "purchased from a dealer in Peking." According to Ingrid Larsen, "'Don’t Send Ming or Later Pictures': Charles Lang Freer and the First Major Collection of Chinese Painting in an American Museum," Ars Orientalis vol. 40 (2011), pg. 18, Ta Kou Tchai was another spelling for Daguzhai, a Beijing curio shop owned by a dealer named Huo Mingzhi (who was born 1879, and whom Charles Lang Freer referred to as Mr. Ho).
 See note 1.
 The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.