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    Sale 12171

    Dongxi Studio- Important Chinese Jade and Hardstone Carvings from a Distinguished Private Collection

    17 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 924

    A WHITE JADE SCABBARD SLIDE

    HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)

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    A WHITE JADE SCABBARD SLIDE
    HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)
    The front is well carved with four rows of small bosses connected by incised lines into repeated patterns, all within narrow raised borders, and the reverse has a rectangular slide bearing remains of iron encrustation. The well-polished, semi-translucent stone is of even pale greenish-white color.
    3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) long, box


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    A similar pattern can be seen on a sword slide of comparable size (9.6 cm.), dated Han dynasty, illustrated by Bo Zhongmo in Guyu Jingyin, Taiwan, 1989-90, p. 165, pl. 165 (middle).

    Provenance

    Luen Chai Curios, Hong Kong, 23 March 1990.


    Literature

    Nicole De Bisscop, Chinese Jade and Scroll Paintings from the Dongxi Collection, Brussels, 1995, p. 71, no. 36.


    Exhibited

    Chinese Jade and Scroll Paintings from the Dongxi Collection, Kredietbank Gallery, Brussels, 25 October - 17 December 1995; Kredeitbank Luxembourg, 1 February - 13 April 1996, no. 36.