• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 158

    TWO JADE SWORD FITTINGS

    LATE EASTERN ZHOU/HAN DYNASTY, 4TH CENTURY BC - 1ST CENTURY AD

    Price Realised  

    TWO JADE SWORD FITTINGS
    LATE EASTERN ZHOU/HAN DYNASTY, 4TH CENTURY BC - 1ST CENTURY AD
    One a greenish-yellow scabbard chape of lenticular section, the other a pale yellowish-green scabbard slide with thick russet-brown encrustation to one end; together with a pale greenish-white jade scabbard slide carved with a sinuous chilong
    Longest 3½ in. (8.5 cm.) (3)


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    Provenance

    First and second: Acquired before 1966
    Third: J.T. Tai & Co, New York, acquired before 1966.