Details
A PALE GREYISH-BEIGE SCABBARD SLIDE
WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, 2ND CENTURY BC
The scabbard slide has beveled edges and is well-carved in low relief with an hexagonal motif. The translucent greyish-beige stone has feathery russet markings.
3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) long, box
Provenance
B.K. Wong, Hong Kong, May 1987.
Literature
Nicole De Bisscop, Chinese Jade and Scroll Paintings from the Dongxi Collection, Brussels, 1995, p. 68, no. 33.
Exhibited
Chinese Jade and Scroll Paintings from the Dongxi Collection, Kredietbank Gallery, Brussels, 25 October - 17 December 1995; Kredietbank Luxembourg, 1 February - 13 April 1996.

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Lot Essay

A similar sword slide of comparable size (9.8 cm.), also carved with an hexagonal 'rush' or 'matting' pattern and dated Western Han, is illustrated by Bo Zhongmo in Guyu Jingying, Taiwan, p. 165, pl. 83 (bottom).

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