15 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,875
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A CELADON JADE CEREMONIAL HALBERD WITH BRONZE HANDLE
the L-shaped blade of flattened diamond section tapering to sharp points at both terminals, incised to the centre with scrolling motifs, inset into a socket of cast bronze -- 9 5/8in. (24.4cm.) high, fitted box.
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S. Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, no. C1, p. 92-93.
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