16 March 2017,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,500
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
TWO PALE GREYISH-WHITE JADE SWORD CHAPES
MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
The larger chape is carved in relief on each side with a grain pattern, and the smaller with conjoined lingzhi-like scrolls between notched flanges on the edges. Together with a mottled black, grey and brown jade bead carved as a horse standing with lowered head, its back draped with a blanket.
2 ¼ and 2 in. high (5.9 and 5 cm.) high; 1 ¾ in. (4.4 cm.) wide
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