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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 288

    A RARE ALTERED JADE GE-HALBERD BLADE

    SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200 BC

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    Estimate

    A RARE ALTERED JADE GE-HALBERD BLADE
    SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200 BC
    The blade with median ridge extending to the tip and beveled edges extending from notched flanges joined by narrow grooved bands and a band of incised criss-cross decoration to where the blade begins to taper to a point, the narrower tang with a hole pierced from one side between grooved borders and with a tiny conical hole near the edge, the greyish-green stone now almost completely altered to buff color and with traces of cinnabar, bronze accretions and fabric impressions
    9 7/8 in. (25.2 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    J.T. Tai & Co., prior to 1966.