On loan from the Putnam Museum and IMAX Theatre, Davenport, Iowa, gift of Mr. Charles A. Ficke
Late Ch’ing Dynasty
Wood, 4 Strings, Carved Neck

Davenport world-traveler Charles Ficke, local attorney and former Davenport Mayor, purchased many artifacts in China during his visit in 1909. Ficke and his family traveled during the late 1800s and early 1900s, collecting artifacts for the Davenport Academy of Science (later re-named the Putnam.)