• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 195

    A BRONZE GE BLADE, SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100BC)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BRONZE GE BLADE, SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100BC)
    the blade with medium ridge on both sides tapering to a point from a ovoidal socket, with a straight tang projecting from the back; and a bronze spearhead, with medium ridge on both sides tapering to a point from a cylindrical socket, two lines of calligraphy in archaic script to one side, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220) -- the first, 7 3/8in. (18.8cm.) long, each with wood stand. (2)


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    Provenance

    Plesch collection; acquired from Lemp, Zurich, Switzerland, April 1973 (Bw 19); previously in Luethi collection, acquired from Lemp, Zurich, Switzerland, 1965 (Bw 21).