17 September 2008,
Price realised USD 10,000
USD 8,000 - USD 10,000
TWO GREENISH-WHITE AND RUSSET JADE SCABBARD SLIDES
HAN DYNASTY, 2ND-1ST CENTURY BC
Both rectangular slides boldly carved on the curved top utilizing the russet natural markings in the stone, one slide carved with a small chilong biting the tail of a larger chilong with feline head confronting a smaller chilong with a dragon's head, the other slide carved with two writhing, sinuous chilong, their long tails interlacing at the center
2 15/16 and 2 3/8 in. (7.4 and 6 cm.) long, two boxes (2)
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Larger slide: Old English Collection.
Roger Keverne, London, 1995.
Smaller slide: Christie's, Hong Kong, 30-31 October 1994, lot 433.
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