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A very long and heavy archaic jade ceremonial blade, China, later Neolithic period, ca. 3rd to 2nd millennium BC. Photo Nagel

tthe very long and thick blade of dark grey jade is partly covered with a thin white, chalky deposit as a result of being long time buried in the earth. The condition and also the remarkable thickness of the blade provethat the initial shaping ofthe future blade has already been done, but the grindling process of this blade had only started. The two cutting edges are only indicated,oneside is a bit more advanced than the other, and the old breaksand damages at the edge show also that this "blade" is only at its initial state of beeing worked on. It is, however, a good example to see how thecutting and grinding work on jade had been startingon early times. Sizes: l x w: 48,5 x 7,6 cm, depth: 2,4 - 0,3 cm. Partly chipped. Estimate 10 000 - 15 000 €.

Provenance: From the estate of the collection Jacques Poberejsky (Odessa 22.11.1885 - Paris 05.08.1949)

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A very large, heavy neolithic mottled jade "bi" disc, China, later Neolithic period, 3rd -2nd millennium BC, probably Liangzhou culturePhoto Nagel

the large and heavy "bi" disc of reddish-brown mottled pale brown and greyish white jade has on one side a later added, apocryphal inscription consisting of 21 characters and arranged in three lines, copying the "jinwen" style used in archaic ritual bronze inscriptions. The large central hole, edges and surfaces of both side are carefully finished and polished to a smooth and shiny surface, fine old break at the rim, slightly chipped. D. 37 cm, depth: 1,2 cm. Estimate 15 000 - 20 000 €.

Compare: Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing, British Museum Publication, London, 1995, pp. 130-136 and 156+157 for similar "bi" discs.

Provenance: From the estate of the collection Jacques Poberejsky (Odessa 22.11.1885 - Paris 05.08.1949)

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A very good brown, olive green and light grey mottled jade "cong", China, Song-Ming dynasty. Photo Nagel

the four convex sides of the rounded square shape of the "cong", enclosing the central cylinder, are each carefully carved with a stylized monster mask in flat reliefsurrounded by a backgroung with a pattern similar to a criss-cross woven mat. Thedesign and the decor of his "cong" copy to some degree the jade "cong" of the neolithic Liangzhou culture, where in general two monster masks are carved in two registers at the rounded corners of the "cong" instead. Very fine condition, two "breaks", one small the other larger, at the bottom edge of two sides existed already before the carving of the mask decor, as the carved details continue on the slightly deeper part of the missing jade surface. H.8,8, D.11,9-10,3 cm? Slightly chipped. Estimate 5 000 - 8 000 €.

Provenance: From the estate of the collection Jacques Poberejsky (Odessa 22.11.1885 - Paris 05.08.1949)

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A very large mottled jade "bi" disc and stand with carved Dragon and Phoenix décor, China, 2nd half of Ming dynasty (1368-1644), 16th century. Photo Nagel

 the large "bi" disc of light green mottled pale brown jade is on both sides decorated with a four-clawed dragon and flying phoenix confronting each other. The very careful carving  surface and rim are smoothly polished, smothing out and chips and dents at the outer edges. The disc is placed on a black lacquered, openwork wooden stand. D. 30 (H. 46cm with stand). Broken in hlf and re-struc. Estimate 4 000 - 6 000 €.

Provenance: From the estate of the collection Jacques Poberejsky (Odessa 22.11.1885 - Paris 05.08.1949)

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A fine broad and heavy yuan of beige-grey, dark brown mottled jade, China, probably 2nd half of Warring States period (Zhanguo, 475-221 BC) or Western Han dynasty (221 BC - 9 AD)Photo Nagel

the heavy, smoothly polished bangle or ring is on the outside decorated with 3 small, three-dimensional well carved "snake-dragons". D. 7,8-8,2 cm. Slightly chipped. Estimate 2 000 - 3 000 €. 

Provenance: From the estate of the collection Jacques Poberejsky (Odessa 22.11.1885 - Paris 05.08.1949) 

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A massive mottled jade censer,  China, Song-Ming dynastyPhoto Nagel

the heavy and stout censer of light beige-grey and blackish mottled jade is very well carved on the side with two stylized masks in flat relief; the two handles are in the shape of a kind of snake-dragon. Partly chipped. H. (with handles): 11,3 cm; D. (with handles): 19,3 cm. Estimate 8 000 - 12 000 €.

Provenance: From the estate of the collection Jacques Poberejsky (Odessa 22.11.1885 - Paris 05.08.1949) 

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A good large jade bowl in shape of a 12-petal flower, China, Ming dynasty. Photo Nagel

 the very carefully and thinly carved flower bowl of so-called "mutton-fat" coloured jade mottled with pale violet colour is executed in the elaborate Moghul style. Two small handle are in the shape of flower buds andon the outside 12 leaves in relief are spreading from the stand, consisting of eight other leaves carved in relief. Apart  two fines,short cracks at the rim of two petals, very fine condition. H. 5,4-5,5 cm; D. (with/without handles): 20,1/16,5 cm. Estimate 6 000 - 10 000 €.

Published: Parke Bernet Galleries, New York, 17.5.1945, Lot 99.

Provenance: From the estate of the collection Jacques Poberejsky (Odessa 22.11.1885 - Paris 05.08.1949)

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