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    Sale 5336

    Chinese Art

    7 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 222

    A MOTTLED DEEP CELADON JADE CHISEL, NEOLITHIC PERIOD

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A MOTTLED DEEP CELADON JADE CHISEL, NEOLITHIC PERIOD
    of flattened tapering rectangular form with two sharpened edges, two cylindrical holes drilled to the body, one with further evidence of bamboo drilling, circa 2000BC, North West China, Qijia Culture; a pale green jade handle of flattened form, with areas of ivory-white alternation and the remains of cinnabar to the surface, of flattened form indented to one end the other cut to a steep angle, Shang or Western Zhou Dynasty (1600-771BC); and a mottled deep green ceremonial axe head of flattened form with notched edges, two cylindrical bore holes to the body, Western Zhou Dynasty (1100-771BC) -- The first 6½in. (16.5cm.) wide. (3)


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    Provenance

    Baron and Baroness von Oertzen Collection


    Literature

    S. Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, no.s A32, A45, A47, p. 40 and 47-49.