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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 265

    THREE ALTERED JADE GE

    SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200-1000 BC

    Price Realised  

    THREE ALTERED JADE GE
    SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200-1000 BC
    One a pendant, the blade with median ridge and beveled edges that continue to where the blade curves and tapers to the sharp tip, the narrower tang with a small biconical hole and the edge of the butt carved with three pairs of double notches, of mottled dark buff color; the other two also with median ridge and beveled edges continuing to where the blade tapers to the point, each with narrower tang and drilled with a conical hole, one of olive-buff color with cinnabar on one side, the other of mottled ivory color with traces of cinnabar
    3½, 5¼ and 6 7/8 in. (8.9, 13.3 and 17.5 cm.) long (3)


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    Provenance

    Dagger pendant: Mrs. Christian R. Holmes Collection.
    J.T. Tai & Co., New York, prior to 1987.
    Other two daggers: Frank Caro, New York, 1964.