Lot 2002. A greyish-green jade scabbard chape, Late Eastern Zhou-Han dynasty, 4th century BC-1st century AD; 2 1/8 in. (5.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price Realized USD 6,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.
Of lenticular section, the chape is carved on both sides with angular scrolls, and the smaller flat end is pierced with a central and two flanking holes for attachment to the bottom of the scabbard. There is extensive ivory-colored alteration to the pale greyish-green stone, which is finely polished, stand.
Provenance: S. Bernstein & Co., Oriental Art, San Francisco, 1992.
Property from the Collection of Dr. Leonard and Mrs. Ann Marsak.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 20 - 21 March 2014