• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 157

    AN OLIVE-GREEN JADE SWORD GUARD

    EASTERN ZHOU/HAN DNASTY, 4TH-3RD CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    AN OLIVE-GREEN JADE SWORD GUARD
    EASTERN ZHOU/HAN DNASTY, 4TH-3RD CENTURY BC
    Together with an archaistic brownish-black sword chape, probably Ming dynasty (1368-1644); and an archaistic russet-brown plaque carved with a kui dragon, angular scrolls and bosses
    2¼ in. (5.5 cm.) wide (3)


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    Provenance

    Sword guard: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
    Sword chape: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
    kui plaque: J.T. Tai & Co, New York, acquired before 1966.