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    Sale 12196

    Living With Art

    26 - 27 July 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 265

    A CHINESE ARCHAIC GREENISH-YELLOW AND RUSSET HARDSTONE BLADE, AND A BRONZE MIRROR

    THE BLADE NEOLITHIC PERIOD (6500-1700 BC); THE MIRROR HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)

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    A CHINESE ARCHAIC GREENISH-YELLOW AND RUSSET HARDSTONE BLADE, AND A BRONZE MIRROR
    THE BLADE NEOLITHIC PERIOD (6500-1700 BC); THE MIRROR HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)
    The blade slender, with three perforations, with a custom lucite stand; the mirror cast with decorative rings, the central floriform knop set within a square cartouche with inscription, encircled by stylized animals and raised bosses
    10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm.) long, the blade; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) diameter, the mirror


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    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    Acquired from Rare Art, New York, 14 May 1974 (the blade)
    The Collection of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Parke-Bernet, New York, 2-5 May 1972, lot 438 (the mirror)


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF GUY AND MARIE-HELENE WEILL