• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 56

    A RARE BLUISH-GREY JADE DAGGER-AXE, GE

    WARRING STATES PERIOD (475 - 221 BC)

    Price Realised  

    A RARE BLUISH-GREY JADE DAGGER-AXE, GE
    WARRING STATES PERIOD (475 - 221 BC)
    The well-polished L-shaped blade with a ridge running along the centre and with sharp edges, the rectangular shaft with a long fastening hole, the stone of an opaque bluish-grey tone
    12½ in. (31.5 cm.) long, fitted box


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Special Notice

    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Literature

    S. Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, no. A41, p. 45