• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 194

    TWO BRONZE AXE BLADES, SHANG/ZHOU DYNASTY (1600-256BC)

    Price Realised  

    TWO BRONZE AXE BLADES, SHANG/ZHOU DYNASTY (1600-256BC)
    the first with curved edges tapering to a point from a rectangular socket; the other with L-shaped blade of flattened diamond section issuing from an elongated socket -- the first, 9in. (22.8cm.) high, each with wood stand. (2)


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    For a similar L-shaped blade, see: Mayuyama Seventy Years, Vol. 2, Tokyo, p. 39, no. 63.

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    Provenance

    Plesch collection; both formerly in the Luethi collection, acquired from Lemp, Zurich, Switzerland, July 1965 (Bw 23, Bw 28).


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the first bronze axe blade in this lot has had been damaged on the view.