• 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 1011

    TWO BRONZE GE-HALBERD BLADES

    EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 11TH CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    TWO BRONZE GE-HALBERD BLADES
    EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 11TH CENTURY BC
    One with shaft ring set in front of the projecting tang cast in high relief on both sides with a bovine mask; the other with slightly curved blade with shaped lower edge, cast in relief at the vertical guard with the forequarters of a dragon with open jaws and projecting ears that flare back towards the plain tang pierced with a single hole
    9½ and 9¼ in. (24.2 and 23.5 cm.) long (2)


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    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 1977.