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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 337

    A MOTTLED JADE BLADE

    NEOLITHIC PERIOD, QIJIA CULTURE, CIRCA 2050-1700 BC

    Price Realised  

    A MOTTLED JADE BLADE
    NEOLITHIC PERIOD, QIJIA CULTURE, CIRCA 2050-1700 BC
    Of soft pale grey-green color with attractive lighter and darker mottling throughout, the thin blade of tapering rectangular shape with slightly beveled cutting edge, pierced with three holes drilled from one side, the stone now opaque and with soft, satin-like polish
    12 in. (30.4 cm.) long, box


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    Compare the jade blade attributed to the Qijia culture of similar shape and material excavated in Xiakou, Gulang, Gansu province, illustrated by Gu Fang, The Complete Collection of Jades Unearthed in China, vol. 15, Beijing, 2005, no. 39.

    Provenance

    Acquired in Hong Kong in the mid-1980s.


    Pre-Lot Text

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