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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 342

    TWO GREENISH-WHITE AND RUSSET JADE SCABBARD SLIDES

    HAN DYNASTY, 2ND-1ST CENTURY BC

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    TWO GREENISH-WHITE AND RUSSET JADE SCABBARD SLIDES
    HAN DYNASTY, 2ND-1ST CENTURY BC
    Both rectangular slides boldly carved on the curved top utilizing the russet natural markings in the stone, one slide carved with a small chilong biting the tail of a larger chilong with feline head confronting a smaller chilong with a dragon's head, the other slide carved with two writhing, sinuous chilong, their long tails interlacing at the center
    2 15/16 and 2 3/8 in. (7.4 and 6 cm.) long, two boxes (2)


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    Provenance

    Larger slide: Old English Collection.
    Roger Keverne, London, 1995.
    Smaller slide: Christie's, Hong Kong, 30-31 October 1994, lot 433.