Lot 5062. An archaic jade axe and an archaic jade blade, Shang dynasty (c. 1600 BC–c. 1046 BC); 11.9 and 14.4 cm, 4 1/4 and 5 5/8 in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Sold for 62,500 HKD (7,395 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.
the first of trapezoidal form and subtly and crisply worked with bevelled edges, the stone of a rich moss-green colour variegated with white and black inclusions, pierced with two conjoined circular apertures; the other similarly worked from a variegated hunter-green stone with a tapering form, well polished with flat sides and pierced with small apertures.
Sotheby's. EYE/EAST, Hong Kong, 22 May 2020