• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 31

    A GROUP OF FIVE JADE RE-CARVED BLADES, SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100BC) AND LATER

    Price Realised  

    A GROUP OF FIVE JADE RE-CARVED BLADES, SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100BC) AND LATER
    comprising a opaque creamy grey jade blade with slanting point and handle; a black and brown jade blade; a dark green jade rectangular blade; a dark creamy celadon jade blade; a slender creamy white jade blade; and a black jade re-carved axe -- The first, 7 7/8in. (20cm.) long, the fifth with fitted box. (6)


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    Provenance

    First and Second: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 14th July 1965; Third: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963; Fourth: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, prior to 1966; Fifth and Sixth: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.