A TURQUOISE AND GOLD-INLAID BRONZE BELT HOOK
WARRING STATES PERIOD, 4TH-3RD CENTURY BC
The belt hook is inlaid on the arched shaft in gold sheet with an intricate geometric design, filled in with turquoise inlay, and the underside has a circular button.
7 ½ in. (19.2 cm.) long
The Sunglin Collection, by 1930.
C.T. Loo, New York, by 1939.
Sotheby's New York, Important Chinese Works of Art: The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Bull, 6 December 1983, lot 84.
Herbert J. Devine Galleries, The Sunglin Collection of Chinese Art and Archaeology, New York, 1930, p.25, H-325.
C.T. Loo, Chinese Bronzes, Detroit, 1939, pl. XXVI, no. 82.
The Detroit Institute of Arts, An Exhibition of Ancient Chinese Ritual Bronzes, Detroit, 1940, p. 35, no. 54.
Toledo Museum, Bronzes and Jewelry, Toledo, 1941, no. 67.
Mostra d'Arte Cinese/Exhibition of Chinese Art, Venice, 1954, p. 45, no. 113
Art of the Chou Dynasty, Stanford, 1958, p. 56, no. 140.
China House, The Art of Eastern Chou, New York, 1962, p. 27, no. 77.
New York, Herbert J. Devine Galleries, Sunglin Exhibition, 1930.
Detroit, The Detroit Institute of Arts, C.T. Loo, Chinese Bronzes, 1940.
Venice, Mostra d'Arte Cinese, 1954.
Toledo, Toledo Museum, Bronzes and Jewelry, 1941.
Stanford, Stanford University Museum, Art of the Chou Dynasty, 21 February-28 March 1958.
New York, China House, The Art of Eastern Chou, 13 November-15 December 1962.
On loan: Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1998-2002.