Lot 189. A Liangzhu-style jade blade, Neolithic - Shang dynasty. Length 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold: 11,340 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
of elongated oval shape terminating in a point at one end and at a narrow tang at the other, the broad surface thinning to gently beveled edges, pierced with a small aperture near the center of the body, the stone of a mottled caramel-brown color.
Provenance: Christie's East, New York, 2nd Feburary 1986.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 17 march 2021