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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 54

    A FINE WHITE AND RUSSET JADE CHILONG SWORD POMMEL

    WESTERN HAN PERIOD (206 BC - 8 AD)

    Price Realised  

    A FINE WHITE AND RUSSET JADE CHILONG SWORD POMMEL
    WESTERN HAN PERIOD (206 BC - 8 AD)
    The centre finely carved in high relief with a long-bodied writhing chilong, surrounded by a band of confronting C-scrolls, the sides with seven equidistant shallow depressions, the reverse with a central deep circular groove surrounded by a wide band of double-spirals and three obliquely placed perforations
    1¾ in. (4.4 cm.) diam.


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    Provenance

    The King Kwei Collection, Hong Kong.


    Literature

    S. Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, no. B40, p. 83


    Exhibited

    Chin-kuei lun-ku ch'u chi, Hong Kong, 1952, catalogue p. 41.