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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 268

    TWO ARCHAISTIC WHITE JADE SWORD FITTINGS

    SONG/MING DYNASTY, 12TH-16TH CENTURY

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    TWO ARCHAISTIC WHITE JADE SWORD FITTINGS
    SONG/MING DYNASTY, 12TH-16TH CENTURY
    Comprising a scabbard chape of lenticular section carved on both sides with angular scrolls, the top pierced with one vertical and two smaller diagonal holes, the bottom carved in high relief with a chilong with a long bifurcated tail which extends down one side; the other a sword guard of lozenge shape with an oval perforation through the center, one side carved with an angular hooked scroll, the other side with a sinuous chilong, the stone of each fitting of white tone with sparse pale russet markings
    Both 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm.) long, two boxes (3)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. AND MRS. MALCOLM E. MCPHERSON


    Exhibited

    San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, Hall of Flowers, Treasures of the Orient, Society for Asian Art, 1979, no. 18e.