17 mars 2015

A rare large bluish olive-green jade ge dagger-axe, China, Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC

A rare large bluish olive-green jade ge dagger-axe, China, Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC. Estimate $100,000 – $150,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The broad blade with beveled edges and pronounced median ridge on each side extending from the hafting hole to the tip, the hole drilled from both sides, the softly polished, moss-green stone with opaque white and black markings - 15 in. (38 cm.) long, box Provenance: With Bluett & Sons, London, 1986.The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York. Notes:... [Lire la suite]