01 septembre 2017

A malachite-inlaid bronze halbert blade, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 902. A malachite-inlaid bronze halbert blade, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC, 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The blade is cast with a median ridge and with a hafting hole, and is decorated on both sides of the pierced nei with kui dragons filled with malachite inlay. The bronze has malachite encrustation, wood stand, fitted Japanese wood box.  Provenance: In Japan prior to 1973. Note: Two late... [Lire la suite]