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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 1586

    A WHITE AND BROWN JADE SWORD POMMEL

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A WHITE AND BROWN JADE SWORD POMMEL
    EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY (770-256 BC)

    The cylidrical finial carved in low relief through the dark brown skin of the stone with bands of interlocking scrolls and rope-twist around the tapering side, the flattened top similarly carved with foliate scrolls and the underside with a band of stylised masks around the central aperture, the stone of a greyish white colour covered to the exterior in a dark brown skin
    1¼ in. (3.1 cm.) diam.


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    Literature

    Robert Kleiner, Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, Hong Kong, 1996, no. 30


    Exhibited

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