• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1259

    A LARGE PARTIALLY ALTERED PALE GREYISH-WHITE JADE GE-HALBERD BLADE

    EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200-1100 BC

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    Blade: Ching Wah Lee, San Francisco, early 1970s.
    Cong: acquired in Hong Kong in the mid-1980s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    AFTERNOON SESSION (LOTS 1259-1456)

    at 2:00 pm precisely

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. AND MRS. MALCOLM E. MCPHERSON