16 March 2017,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 12,500
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
A SMALL ALTERED JADE SWORD SLIDE
LATE EASTERN ZHOU-HAN DYNASTY, 3RD-1ST CENTURY BC
The convex front extends beyond the rectangular slide on the reverse and is carved in low relief with C-shaped scrolls and finely incised at one end with a taotie mask. The grey-green stone is now almost completely opaque and of warm ivory color.
1 ½ in. (3.8 cm.) long, wood box
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Two jade slides of this date and small size are illustrated by J. Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing, British Museum, London, 1995, p. 300, fig. 1.
The Erwin Harris Collection, Miami, Florida, by 1995.
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