16 March 2017,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 1,250
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
AN EARLY YELLOWISH OLIVE-GREEN AND BROWN JADE HANDLE-FORM CARVING
SHANG DYNASTY (C. 1600-1100 BC)
The flat handle-form carving is slightly waisted between two incised lines below the truncated conical tip, while the somewhat tapered end is slightly beveled and pierced with a bi-conical hole.
5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) long
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
This jade handle-form carving is of the type illustrated by A. Salmony, Archaic Chinese Jades from the Edward and Louise B. Sonnenschein Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1952, pl. XV, nos. 1 and 4.
The Erwin Harris Collection, Miami, Florida, by 1995.
From a 2,700-year-old bronze nomad’s dagger to a touching ink drawing of a young woman and her cat — 10 marvels fro..
Works from the Fujita Museum, furniture from the Virata Collection, Southeast Asian bronzes, Chinese paintings and more