Garment hook

Historical period(s)
Warring States period, Late Eastern Zhou dynasty, ca. 4th-3rd century BCE
Medium
Bronze with gilding and turquoise inlay
Dimensions
H x W x D: 24.7 x 2.6 x 4.4 cm (9 3/4 x 1 x 1 3/4 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1953.88
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork
Type

Garment hook

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

From at least 1952 to 1953
C. T. Loo & Company, New York, from at least May 8, 1952 [1]

From 1953
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company on July 13, 1953 [2]

Notes:

[1] See C. T. Loo's List of objects, dated May 8, 1952, with an annotation that the objects were brought to the Freer Gallery on May 8, 1952, copy in object file. See also Loo's stockcard no. LI-5/170: "One open-work belt-hook, inlaid with turquoise," C. T. Loo & Frank Caro Archive, Musée Guimet, Paris, copy in object file. According to information on the stockcard, the object was acquired by Loo in China.

[2] See C. T. Loo's invoice, dated July 10, 1953, copy in object file.

Previous Owner(s)

C.T. Loo & Company 1914-1948

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Art of the Warring States Period: Change and Continuity, 480-222 B.C. Washington, 1982-1983. cat. 58, p. 109.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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