• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 289

    A BLACKISH-GREEN JADE CEREMONIAL BLADE, ZHANG

    NORTHWEST CHINA, QIJIA CULTURE, CIRCA 1500 BC

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BLACKISH-GREEN JADE CEREMONIAL BLADE, ZHANG
    NORTHWEST CHINA, QIJIA CULTURE, CIRCA 1500 BC
    The thickly cut blade of gently waisted outline tapering from the two projecting flanges (lan) towards the curved end, the tang with a hole drilled from one side and the end somewhat rounded, the opaque stone smoothly polished and with some surface accretions
    11¾ in. (30 cm.) long, wood box


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    For a discussion of jade zhang see Yang Boda, "Jade Zhang in the Collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing", Orientations, Selected Articles from 1983-2003, pp. 141-8.

    Provenance

    A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.


    Exhibited

    The Arts of Ancient China, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1973-78.