3 November 2009
AN OLIVE-GREEN JADE SWORD GUARD
EASTERN ZHOU/HAN DNASTY, 4TH-3RD CENTURY BC
Together with an archaistic brownish-black sword chape, probably Ming dynasty (1368-1644); and an archaistic russet-brown plaque carved with a kui dragon, angular scrolls and bosses
2¼ in. (5.5 cm.) wide (3)
Sword guard: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
Sword chape: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
kui plaque: J.T. Tai & Co, New York, acquired before 1966.
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