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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 309

    A MOTTLED RUSSET BROWN JADE AXE, FU

    SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1600-1100 BC

    Price Realised  

    A MOTTLED RUSSET BROWN JADE AXE, FU
    SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1600-1100 BC
    The broad thickly-cut blade with beveled edge flaring outward at the gently beveled and curved cutting edge, with a hole drilled from both sides, the narrow hafting edge with two small biconical holes for attachment, the stone now opaque and of mottled pale and dark russet color with dark brown veining, with smooth polish
    4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.