01 mai 2019

A jade axe blade, Neolithic Period

Lot 2. A jade axe blade, Neolithic Period; 14.2cm (5 1/8in) long. Estimate £ 1,500 - 2,000 (€ 1,700 - 2,300). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The smooth polished stone of olive tone with grey and mottled creamy russet inclusions, fitted box.  Provenance: a distinguished Italian private collection formed circa 1930s-1940s, and thence by descent Note: The important Italian collector lived and worked in Shanghai between 1932 and 1936, as representative of his Italian company and in 1937, following the... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2017

An openwork archaic bronze axe blade, Eastern Zhou dynasty, late 6th - 5th century BC

Lot 594. An openwork archaic bronze axe blade, Eastern Zhou dynasty, late 6th - 5th century BC. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the bell-profile blade issuing from the rectangular tang, cast on both sides with a zigzag band at the base and a raised V-shape extending to the plain band at the blade's edge, the sides flanked by sinewy reticulated dragons, pierced in the tang and in the shaft, the patina of mottled russet and pale and olive greens. Length 5 1/8  in., 13 cm ... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2008

Axe Blade Yue. China, probably late stone age, the carving later in Qing dynasty added.

Axe Blade Yue. China, probably late stone age, the carving later in Qing dynasty added. L 9 cm. Estimation : 500 / 800 CHF Vente du Mardi 30 septembre 2008. Art Asiatique. Koller - CH-8031 Zurich. Tel + 41/44/445 63 63
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