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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 332

    A RARE OPAQUE TAUPE JADE BLADE, GE

    SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200 BC

    Price Realised  

    A RARE OPAQUE TAUPE JADE BLADE, GE
    SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200 BC
    The long, slightly curved blade with beveled edges and a subtle median ridge extending the full length on both sides, with a hole drilled from one side piercing the tang which is carved with parallel notches, the grey-green stone altered to an attractive warm taupe color, one side of the tang with a small patch of milky caramel color incised with a two-character inscription
    10¾ in. (27.2 cm.) long, box


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    Provenance

    C.T. Loo & Cie., Paris.
    Collection of Mrs. Christian R. Holmes, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 14-15 November 1963, lot 205.
    J.T. Tai & Co., New York, late 1960s-1970s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private American Collection


    Exhibited

    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1977-1987.