• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2389

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 61

    TWO GREEN JADE SWORD POMMELS

    LATE EASTERN ZHOU/HAN DYNASTY, 3RD-1ST CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    First: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
    Second: acquired prior to 1966.