• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2405

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

    25 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1048

    FOUR JADE AND BRONZE GE-HALBERD BLADES

    LATE SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200 BC

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    FOUR JADE AND BRONZE GE-HALBERD BLADES
    LATE SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200 BC
    Two jade blades with median ridge and beveled edge tapering to a point, the heavily encrusted tangs with a single hole; one broad blade with median ridge and beveled rounded cutting edge, the bronze tang with single hole below a decorative panel on both sides cast for insertion of turquiose inlay; the smallest with spatulate jade blade and bronze tang with single hole and panels on both sides cast for insertion of inlay
    6 3/8 to 8 in. (16.2 to 20.3 cm.) long, one box (4)


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    Provenance

    Three: Chang Nai-chi Collection (J-1095, J-1096, J-1097).
    J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1963.
    One: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963 (J-52).


    Exhibited

    Three: Archaic Chinese Jades, The University Museum, Philadelphia, February 1940, pl. III, nos. 45, 47 and 48. (J-1095, J-1097, J-1096, respectively).