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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 51

    A LARGE GREYISH-GREEN JADE KNIFE BLADE

    NEOLITHIC PERIOD, QIJIA CULTURE, CIRCA 2000 BC

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    A LARGE GREYISH-GREEN JADE KNIFE BLADE
    NEOLITHIC PERIOD, QIJIA CULTURE, CIRCA 2000 BC
    The thinly polished blade with a sharp, straight knife edge, the top drilled with two small fastening holes, with a third drilled near the tip of the blade, the stone of an attractive mottled greyish-green tone
    15¼ in. (38.5 cm.) long, fitted box


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    Literature

    S. Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, no. A34, p. 42