Lot 805. An early yellowish olive-green and brown jade handle-form carving, Shang dynasty (c. 1600-1100 BC). Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017.
The flat handle-form carving is slightly waisted between two incised lines below the truncated conical tip, while the somewhat tapered end is slightly beveled and pierced with a bi-conical hole. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) long
Provenance: The Erwin Harris Collection, Miami, Florida, by 1995.
Note: This jade handle-form carving is of the type illustrated by A. Salmony, Archaic Chinese Jades from the Edward and Louise B. Sonnenschein Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1952, pl. XV, nos. 1 and 4.
Christie's. The Harris Collection: Important Early Chinese Art, 16 March 2017, New York, Rockefeller Center