3422
3422
A CELADON JADE CEREMONIAL AXE, QI
SHANG DYNASTY
Estimate
100,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 625,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
3422
A CELADON JADE CEREMONIAL AXE, QI
SHANG DYNASTY
Estimate
100,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 625,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Robert Youngman Collection of Chinese Jade II

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Hong Kong

A CELADON JADE CEREMONIAL AXE, QI
SHANG DYNASTY
of trapezoidal form, with a flat butt end flaring outwards to a bevelled curved cutting edge, each of the long sides similarly bevelled and outlined with projections formed with teeth flanked by a pair of notches, the butt pierced with an aperture, the stone of a yellowish olive-green colour with extensive milky-white areas accentuated with russet striations
15.3 cm, 6 in.
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Provenance

Hei-chi collection.
Roger Keverne, London, 2005.

Exhibited

Fine and Rare Chinese Works of Art and Ceramics: Winter Exhibition, Roger Keverne, London, 2004, cat. no. 87.

Literature

Robert P. Youngman, The Youngman Collection of Chinese Jades from Neolithic to Qing, Chicago, 2008, pl. 22.

Catalogue Note

A closely related jade axe from the tomb of Fu Hao is illustrated in The Jades from Yinxu, Beijing, 1981, pl. 25, no. 459. Compare also jade axes illustrated in Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1995, pp. 176-8.

The Robert Youngman Collection of Chinese Jade II

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Hong Kong