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A finely carved archaistic jade blade
Qing dynasty, 18th Century
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 16,800 USD
JUMP TO LOT
5
A finely carved archaistic jade blade
Qing dynasty, 18th Century
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 16,800 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Concordia House Collection: Fine Chinese Jades and Important Works of Art from a Midwestern Family

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New York

A finely carved archaistic jade blade
Qing dynasty, 18th Century
of rectangular form and lobed outline, pierced with a large circular aperture to one end imitating archaic Neolithic blades, skillfully carved in relief with stylized phoenixes with elaborate scrolled wings, above a triangular blade dividing a disintegrated monster mask formed from detached scrolls, the stone of russet-brown tone with some darker blushes, stand (2)
Quantity: 2
6 1/4 in., 16 cm
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Provenance

Warren E. Cox, New York.

Catalogue Note

The present example owes its shape to archaic axe blades of similar size bearing a single drill-hole near the top.  Compare a closely related black jade axe blade carved overall with archaistic motifs, included in the Asia House Gallery exhibition, Chinese Jades from Han to Ch’ing, New York, 1980, cat.no. 125.

The Concordia House Collection: Fine Chinese Jades and Important Works of Art from a Midwestern Family

|
New York