• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 22

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

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GROUP OF SIX JADE RE-CARVED BLADES, SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100) AND LATER
    comprising a flat rectangular dark green jade blade; a mottled brown black jade axe-shaped blade; a small rectangular celadon and grey jade blade; an elongated russet jade blade, with double teeth on one side; a rectangular celadon and cream jade blade; and a trapezoidal dark celadon jade with cream clouds -- The first, 8 1/8in. (20.6cm.) long. (6)


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    Provenance

    First to Fifth: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963; Sixth: A.W. Bahr Collection; J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1965.