• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2389

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 25

    A RARE GOLD AND TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE SWORD

    LATE EASTERN ZHOU/WARRING STATES PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY BC

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    A RARE GOLD AND TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE SWORD
    LATE EASTERN ZHOU/WARRING STATES PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY BC
    The long tapering blade with median ridge and beveled edges, the oval handle encircled by two flanges and the dished circular pommel inlaid in gold wire and turquoise with C-scrolls surrounding a quatrefoil motif centered by a small gold sheet disc, with mottled grey and green patina and malachite green encrustation
    18 15/16 in. (48 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 1965.


    Exhibited

    Columbia University, New York, February 1965.