• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 197

    TWO SIMILAR HALBERDS, POSSIBLY HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)

    Price Realised  

    TWO SIMILAR HALBERDS, POSSIBLY HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)
    each blade of L-shape, the sides slightly tapering to very sharp ends, one with a tubular socket to the blade intersection point -- 11½in. (29.3cm.) high, both fitting in one wood stand. (2)


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    Provenance

    Plesch collection; formerly in the Luethi collection, acquired from Lemp, Zurich, Switzerland, 1965 (Bw 29B, Bw 29C).