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A DARK GREEN JADE AXE HEAD
NEOLITHIC PERIOD
Estimate
12,00015,000
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123
A DARK GREEN JADE AXE HEAD
NEOLITHIC PERIOD
Estimate
12,00015,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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A DARK GREEN JADE AXE HEAD
NEOLITHIC PERIOD
of trapezoid form with curved edges and a smooth rounded surface, one end pierced with an aperture, the stone a deep hunter green variegated with white and lighter streaks
Length 6 1/2  in., 16.7 cm
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Provenance

Alice Boney, New York, 7th December 1985.
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, acquired 7th December 1985, no. 542.

Catalogue Note

Compare a black axe blade, illustrated in Robert J. Poor, Ancient Chinese Bronzes, Ceramics and Jade in the Collection of the Honolulu Academy of Arts, pl. 1b. See also one sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 21st May 1982, lot 977, and another grayish-green example with a straighter top edge sold in these rooms, 12th June 1984, lot 1. 

Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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New York