Garment hook


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

Garment hook

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


[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," Frank Caro Archive, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 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 active 1908-1950

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
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum