Lot 151. A jade ceremonial blade, Neolithic period; 26.1 by 5.3 cm. Lot sold: 277,200 HKD (Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022
the blade with a straight upper edge, the short sides with soft rounded ends and sloping towards a gently curved cutting edge, bevelled on both sides, drilled with two oblong perforations along the upper edge, the softly polished stone of a dark mottled olive-green tone.
Provenance: Collection of A.W. Bahr (1877-1959), Weybridge.
R.H. Ellsworth Ltd, New York, April 1988.
Literature: Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1995, pl. 10:19.
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