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    Sale 5336

    Chinese Art

    7 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 236

    A PALE CELADON AND RUSSET JADE SCABBARD FITTING. 2ND/1ST CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    A PALE CELADON AND RUSSET JADE SCABBARD FITTING. 2ND/1ST CENTURY BC
    with minor areas of white alteration and iron residue to the underside, carved to the flattened top surface with a beast-head to the terminal with large eyes and pencil incised bushy eye brows, c-scrolls and spirals to the back of the creature; an olive jade with almost complete white alteration, also with iron-residue to the underside, with similar incised decoration as the above; a brown jade circular sword pommel with artifical alteration, the raised central roundel with four grouping of swirls surrounded by dense scrolling nodes, the reverve side with circular grooves for a sword butt and hanging drill hole to the centre; a green and russet jade scabbard fitting, the top surface carved in low relief with a sinuous dragon confronting a small fish, the underside carved with a small duck in relief -- the first 3¼in. (8.3cm.) wide. (4)


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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 C8, C10, C13, C30, p. 97-98, 105.