31 mai 2020

Three archaic jade blades, Shang dynasty (c. 1600 BC–c. 1046 BC)

HK01000_BKK5L_1

Lot 5033. Three archaic jade blades, Shang dynasty (c. 1600 BC–c. 1046 BC); 8.3 to 14 cm, 3 1/4  to 5 1/2  inEstimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKDSold for 25,000 HKD (2,958 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.

each of tapering rectangular or trapezoidal form with gently bevelled edges and plain sides, the polished mottled deep green and the buff-toned blades drilled with a circular aperture at one end, the greyish-green blade with a concave groove on one side.

ProvenanceAn important Asian collection, acquired in the 1980s or earlier.

Sotheby's. EYE/EAST, Hong Kong, 22 May 2020

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