• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 39

    THREE ARCHAISTIC PALE MOTTLED GRAY JADE SWORD SLIDES, MING/QING DYNASTY (1368-1911)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    THREE ARCHAISTIC PALE MOTTLED GRAY JADE SWORD SLIDES, MING/QING DYNASTY (1368-1911)
    comprising a translucent pale celadon and russet jade scabbard slide decorated with tiny raised dots and low carved animal mask on one end; a larger pale celadon scabbard slide and a small grey and russet jade hilt ornament with similar decoration; and an opaque creamy jade chape with attached remnants of a metal blade, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220) -- The largest, 3 3/8in. (8.6cm.) long. (4)


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    Provenance

    First and Third: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 15th May 1963; Second: Desmond Gure Collection, London, 10th January 1968; Fourth: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 28th December 1964.


    Literature

    First: Illustrated in Jade Photograph Book, p. 76.