• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 12

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

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GROUP OF SEVEN JADE BLADES, SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100BC) AND LATER
    the first of curved form, carved with raised ridges and animal mask to the lower part, the stone of grey and black tone; an opaque dark cream streaked grey and white jade blade, and further two of celadon tone, of various sizes, of similar elongated shape, carved with straight sides and very pointed end; two blades with the end slightly pointing to one side, the first of green tone, the other grey with cream clouds; and a further opaque cream white jade blade with pronounced raised central rib and straight sides -- The longest, 4½in. (11.5cm.). (7)


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    Provenance

    First: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, prior to 1966; Second: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963; Third: Chang Nai-chi Collection. J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 15th May 1963; Fourth: Acquired prior to 1966; Fifth: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963; Sixth and Seventh: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 28th December 1964.