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.
Provenance: J. 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