A JADE AXE NEOLITHIC PERIOD | 新石器時代 玉斧
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
PROPERTY FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION
A JADE AXE
of flat rectangular form with softly bevelled edges, the straight sides subtly flaring towards the gently curved blade edge, pierced through with a large aperture towards the narrow end, the mottled opaque stone of greyish beige colour
Length 24.8 cm, 9¾ in.
There are some general wear and nicks to the surface, and natural flaws to the stone. The edges also have a few small chips, the largest approx. 0.5 cm to the lower edge of the axe. The actual colour is less yellow than the catalogue illustration.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Private collection from 1979-2002.
Purchased from Shirley Day, Belgium, October 2006.