30 mars 2023

A large archaic jade ritual dagger axe, Ge, Shang Dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC)

Lot 117. A large archaic jade ritual dagger axe, Ge, Shang Dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC); 18 1/4in (46.7cm) long. Sold for US$20,400 (Estimate US$12,000-15,000). © Bonhams 2001-2023 The thinly carved blade of slender elegant form with sharp beveled cutting edges, tapers rapidly ending in a narrow point, the two drilled holes on the squared tang alligned with the very gently rising median crest, another small hole at the corner of the tang for attachment, the stone 'calcified' in mottled tan and... [Lire la suite]