Lot 881. A bronze dagger, North or Northeast China, 5th-3rd Century BC; 12 in. (30.4 cm.) long. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 10,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020.
The integral hilt intricately cast in openwork with scrolls and circular cells for inlay.
Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1970.
Literature: The Arts Club of Chicago, Chinese Art from the Collection of James W. and Marilynnn Alsdorf, Chicago, 1970, no. B10.
Exhibited: Chicago, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chinese Art from the Collection of James W. and Marilynn Alsdorf, 21 September-13 November 1970.
Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection Part II, New York, 24 September 2020