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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 274

    A PALE GREENISH JADE AXE, FU

    LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    A PALE GREENISH JADE AXE, FU
    LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC
    The blade flaring outwards at the tapered and curved cutting edge, the long edges with two pairs of notched flanges and the hafting end with a hole drilled from both sides, the semi-translucent stone of soft sea-green color with some opaque white and pale russet inclusions
    4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.