26 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 22,500
A LARGE PARTIALLY ALTERED PALE GREYISH-WHITE JADE GE-HALBERD BLADE
EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200-1100 BC
With median ridge and softly beveled edges extending to the asymmetrical point, the edges of the blade sharply angled where the tang begins, with a single hole drilled from both sides; together with an altered grey-green jade cong, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, 3rd millenium BC, thick-walled, the corners divided into two registers, the lower carved as a rudimentary mask, now almost completely altered to mottled buff color
Blade 15¾ in. (40 cm.) long, cong 3 5/8 in. (9.1 cm.) square (2)
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Blade: Ching Wah Lee, San Francisco, early 1970s.
Cong: acquired in Hong Kong in the mid-1980s.
AFTERNOON SESSION (LOTS 1259-1456)
at 2:00 pm precisely
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. AND MRS. MALCOLM E. MCPHERSON