• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 32

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

    Price Realised  

    A GROUP OF SIX JADE BLADES, SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100BC) AND LATER
    the first of green russet tone, with three parallel ridges to the sides and shaped pointed base; two translucent pale celadon jade blades, one of very slender form; three opaque russet and cream jade blades with the tip slightly pointing to one side, of various sizes, one carved with geometrical design above the handle; and a re-carved rectangular jade fragment of opaque dark ivory tone -- The longest, 4¼in. (10.9cm.) long, the sixth with fitted box. (7)


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    Provenance

    First to Third: A.W Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963; Fourth: J.T. Tai, New York, prior to 1966; Fifth: Acquired prior to 1966; Sixth: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963; Seventh: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 15th May 1963.