Lot 112. A jade ceremonial blade, ge, Shang - Western Zhou dynasty (c. 1500-771 BC); 14.5 cm. Lot sold: 730,800 HKD (Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022
the thin blade with bevelled edges and a shallow medial ridge, gently tapering to a curved tip, the tang pierced with an aperture for hafting, the softly polished stone of a warm attractive beige tone.
Provenance: Collection of Mr and Mrs Richard C. Bull.
Sotheby's New York, 6th December 1983, lot 162.
Literature: Anthology of Chinese Art: Min Chiu Society Silver Jubilee Exhibition, Hong Kong, 1985, cat. no. 190.
Exhibited: British Museum, London, on loan, 1995.
Sotheby's. HOTUNG The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung: Part 1, Hong Kong, 9 October 2022