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    Sale 7621

    A Private English Collection of White Jade Carvings & Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    4 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 121

    A YELLOW JADE SCABBARD CHAPE, A YELLOW JADE SCABBARD GUARD AND A YELLOW JADE SCABBARD SLIDE

    LATE EASTERN ZHOU HAN DYNASTY, 4TH CENTURY BC - 1ST CENTURY AD

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    Estimate

    A YELLOW JADE SCABBARD CHAPE, A YELLOW JADE SCABBARD GUARD AND A YELLOW JADE SCABBARD SLIDE
    LATE EASTERN ZHOU HAN DYNASTY, 4TH CENTURY BC - 1ST CENTURY AD
    The chape of lenticular section, both sides well carved with angular scrolls, the ends flat and the smaller end drilled for attachment to the bottom of the scabbard, the well polished stone of greenish-yellow tone with areas of alteration; the guard of slim lozenge section with an oval opening, carved with a taotie mask on one side and angular scrolls on the other, the softly polished stone of brownish-yellow tone; the slide of rectangular shape with curved ends, carved with a taotie mask below angular scrolls, the stone of greenish-brown tone with feather-like russet markings
    The slide 3¾ in. (9.3 cm.) long (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. B44, p. 84; B51, p. 88; C6, p. 96