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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 145

    TWO JADE SWORD FITTINGS

    LATE EASTERN ZHOU/WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, 3RD - 2ND CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    TWO JADE SWORD FITTINGS
    LATE EASTERN ZHOU/WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, 3RD - 2ND CENTURY BC
    One a sword slide, the top carved in low relief with tiny comma spirals between a taotie mask at one end and a narrow striated band at the other end, the semi-translucent stone of pale greenish-white colour and with high polish; the other mottled white and brownish-grey of lenticular section carved on both sides with angular scrolls, with a small hole for attachment on the bottom
    3 1/8 and 2¼ in. (8 and 5.6 cm.) long (2)


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    Provenance

    Sword slide: Frank Caro, New York, prior to 1966.
    Sword guard: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 28 December 1964, Inv. 3911