14 September 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 10,625
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
TWO GREEN JADE SWORD POMMELS
LATE EASTERN ZHOU/HAN DYNASTY, 3RD-1ST CENTURY BC
One of soft grey-green color, carved and incised in the center with a whorl motif surrounded by a field of comma spirals, the underside with a circular channel in the center and pierced with three holes for attachment; the other of yellowish-green color, the center with a raised medallion carved with a whorl motif surrounded by engraved crossed scrolls separated by triangles of cross-hatching, with a circular channel on the underside
1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm.) diam. (2)
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First: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
Second: acquired prior to 1966.