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    Sale 2388

    Important Chinese Jades from the Personal Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman Part II

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1582

    A CREAMY IVORY AND RUSSET JADE SCABBARD SLIDE

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    A CREAMY IVORY AND RUSSET JADE SCABBARD SLIDE
    WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC - 8 AD)

    The rectangular slide vividly carved in high relief with a dragon, its long coiling body supported and partially raised above the flat surface of the slide on muscular limbs, the feline head facing the tail of a second beast, the reverse with a large rectangular aperture for suspending the scabbard on a belt, the highly polished stone of a mottled creamy white and honey tone with darker inclusions
    4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) long


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    Similar scabbard slides have been published, including one from the Grenville Winthorpe Collection now in the Fogg Art Museum illustrated by M. Loehr, Ancient Chinese Jades, Cambridge, 1975, p. 395, no. 572; and another in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Jadeware (I), Hong Kong, 1995, p. 220, no. 183.

    Literature

    Robert Kleiner, Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, Hong Kong, 1996, no. 25


    Exhibited

    Christie's New York, 13-26 March 2001
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, August 2003-December 2004