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A MOTTLED CELADON JADE SPEARHEAD
A MOTTLED CELADON JADE SPEARHEAD

SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1600-1100 BC

Details
A MOTTLED CELADON JADE SPEARHEAD SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1600-1100 BC The spearhead is drilled with one hole, and the mottled stone is of a brownish-celadon tone with russet and darker brown streaks and inclusions throughout. 4 in. (10 cm.) long
Provenance
From a private English collection.
Literature
Gabriele Fahr-Becker, The Art of East Asia, 1996, vol. 1, p. 300.
Sale Room Notice
Please note the provenance for this lot should also read 'Purchased in the UK in the early 1990's'.

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Lot Essay

Compare the present lot to a spearhead found in the tomb of Fu Hao in Anyang, illustrated in The Jades from Yinxu, Beijing, 1982, pl. 73 (see fig. 1). A similar perforated spearhead is in the Shanghai Museum, illustrated in Shanghai Museum: Ancient Chinese Jade Gallery, Shanghai, 1996, p. 15.

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