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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 59

    A FINE GREYISH-GREEN JADE AXE, QI

    LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU, CIRCA 1000 BC

    Price Realised  

    A FINE GREYISH-GREEN JADE AXE, QI
    LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU, CIRCA 1000 BC
    The thin axe with a square top and flaring out slightly at the edges, ending on a gently curved cutting edge, the long sides notched with small flanges, the top drilled with a small hole, the softly polished stone of an attractive greyish-green tone with dark and lighter inclusions
    5 in. (13 cm.) long


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    Literature

    S. Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, no. A100, p. 62