Garment hook (daigou)

Historical period(s)
Zhou dynasty, 475-221 BCE
Medium
Bronze with gilding and turquoise inlay
Dimensions
H x W: 9.6 x 2 cm (3 3/4 x 13/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1915.95
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork
Type

Garment hook

Keywords
animal, casting, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), gilding, inlay, Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)
Provenance

Marcel Bing (1875-1920), Paris [1]

To 1915
Lai-Yuan and Company, New York to 1915 [2]

From 1915 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Lai-Yuan and Company in 1915 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]

Notes:

[1] See Curatorial Remark 3, undated note by Charles Lang Freer, in the object record.

[2] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 666, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[3] See note 2.

[4] 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.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Marcel Bing 1875-1920
Lai-Yuan & Company (C.L. Freer source) ca. 1915-April 1921

Published References
  • Sueji Umehara. Shina kodo seikwa [Selected Relics of Ancient Chinese Bronzes from Collections in Europe and Asia]. 3 vols., Osaka. vol. 1: pl. 77c.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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