Garment hook (daigou) with interlace

citation

Historical period(s)
Warring States period, Late Eastern Zhou dynasty, 5th-4th century BCE
Medium
Bronze inlaid with gold
Dimensions
H x W x D: 10.6 x 1.8 x 2.2 cm (4 3/16 x 11/16 x 7/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1949.24
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), inlay, Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1948
Jun Tsei Tai (1911-1992), Shanghai, to November 1948 [1]

From 1948 to 1949
C.T. Loo & Company, New York, purchased from Jun Tsei Tai in November 1948 [2]

From 1949
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C.T. Loo & Company on November 7, 1949 [3]

Notes:

[1] See C. T. Loo's stockcard no. 46141: "Gild bronze buckle, curved rounded body with dragon's head hook, entirely covered with floral motives in gold inlaid. Late Chou," Frank Caro Archive, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, copy in object file. According to an annotation on the stockcard, Loo purchased the object from J. T. Tai in China.

[2] See C. T. Loo's stockcard cited in note 1. On February 21, 1949, the object was sent to the Freer Gallery for examination.

[3] See C. T. Loo's invoice, dated November 7, 1949, copy in object file.

Previous Owner(s)

Jun Tsei Tai 1911 - 1992
C.T. Loo & Company active 1908-1950

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum