2019_NYR_16950_0811_000(an_opaque_jade_halberd_blade_ge_shang_dynasty_circa_1400-1100_bc)

Lot 811. An opaque jade halberd blade, Ge, Shang dynasty, circa 1400-1100 BC; 8 in. (20.3 cm.) long. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.

The ge has a median rib on both sides interrupted by a single hole drilled from both sides, and the edges of the blade are beveled. The jade is now opaque and of pale buff color, box.

ProvenanceJ. T. Tai Foundation, New York, acquired prior to 1985.
Christie's New York, 17 September 2008, lot 224 (part).

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 13 September 2019