The Chang Wei-Hwa Collection of Archaic Jades - Xia, Shang and Western Zhou Dynasties

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Date of the auction: 30.11.2020

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A DARK GREEN JADE BLADE, DAO

A DARK GREEN JADE BLADE, DAO ERLITOU CULTURE, C. 2080-1300BC The thickly cut and trapezoidal blade is pierced with a circular aperture from one side. The stone has a fine satiny polish and a blackish olive-green colour with pale grey veins and areas of soft gold colour. 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) long

Lot #: 2701

Estimate: HK$120,000 - HK$180,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A DARK GREEN JADE CEREMONIAL BLADE, YAZHANG

A DARK GREEN JADE CEREMONIAL BLADE, YAZHANG ERLITOU CULTURE OR SLIGHTLY EARLIER The gently waisted blade tapers towards the curved end, opposite to the tang on the other end above a pierced hole and toothed projections on either side. The stone is of a dark green colour suffused with grey veins. 12

Lot #: 2702

Estimate: HK$500,000 - HK$700,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A CELADON JADE AXE, QI

A CELADON JADE AXE, QI XIA-SHANG DYNASTY, C. 2100-1100 BC The thin trapezoidal axe is carved with notched flanges on the long flaring sides, with a curved asymmetric cutting edge opposite to a pierced hole. The semi-translucent stone is of a greyish-green tone partially covered with buff opaque

Lot #: 2703

Estimate: HK$30,000 - HK$50,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A SMALL DARK GREEN JADE BLADE

A SMALL DARK GREEN JADE BLADE ERLITOU CULTURE, C. 2080-1300 BC The jade is thinly carved in a trapezoidal shape with a slightly curved cutting edge bevelled on both sides. The hafting bar is pierced with two apertures between four incised grooves and the notched edge. The stone is of a dark mottled

Lot #: 2704

Estimate: HK$30,000 - HK$50,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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AN IMPORTANT AND VERY RARE TURQUOISE-INLAID AND JADE-INSET BRONZE AXE, QI

AN IMPORTANT AND VERY RARE TURQUOISE-INLAID AND JADE-INSET BRONZE AXE, QI SHANG DYNASTY, C. 1600-1046 BC With a gently curved cutting edge and long notched sides, the thin jade blade is pierced with two holes and connected to the bronze socket cast with an openwork taotie mask below the plain nei

Lot #: 2705

Estimate: HK$1,800,000 - HK$2,500,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A VERY RARE TURQUOISE-INLAID AND JADE INSET BRONZE GE-HALBERD BLADE

A VERY RARE TURQUOISE-INLAID AND JADE INSET BRONZE GE-HALBERD BLADE LATE SHANG DYNASTY, ANYANG PHASE, C. 1300-1100 BC The jade blade is now altered to an opaque dark buff and olive-brown colour with median ridge on both sides and slightly bevelled edges, connected to the slender hafting bar of the

Lot #: 2706

Estimate: HK$1,200,000 - HK$1,800,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A HIGHLY IMPORTANT INSCRIBED ‘MARQUIS MI’ WHITE JADE GE-HALBERD BLADE

A HIGHLY IMPORTANT INSCRIBED ‘MARQUIS MI’ WHITE JADE GE-HALBERD BLADE LATE SHANG DYNASTY, C. 1300-1100 BC The blade is carved with a median ridge extending on both sides with bevelled edges continuing to where the blade begins to taper to the point, with a hole drilled through the tang below incised

Lot #: 2707

Estimate: HK$2,500,000 - HK$4,000,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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AN IMPORTANT LARGE JADE GE-HALBERD BLADE

AN IMPORTANT LARGE JADE GE-HALBERD BLADE LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The jade is carved with a long blade asymmetrically tapering to a triangular tip, with a hole pierced below the narrower tang extending to a diagonal butt edge. The stone has altered to a mottled russet and caramel

Lot #: 2708

Estimate: HK$1,500,000 - HK$2,500,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A CELADON JADE GE-HALBERD BLADE

A CELADON JADE GE-HALBERD BLADE LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The jade is thinly carved with a long blade with a median ridge and bevelled edges on one side tapering asymmetrically to a tip, with a hole pierced below the narrower tang which flares to the diagonal butt edge. 13 ½ in. (34.1

Lot #: 2709

Estimate: HK$120,000 - HK$150,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A LARGE GREEN AND RUSSET JADE GE-HALBERD BLADE

A LARGE GREEN AND RUSSET JADE GE-HALBERD BLADE SHANG DYNASTY, C. 1600-1100 BC The jade is carved with a long blade asymmetrically tapering to a triangular tip, with a hole pierced below the narrower tang extending to a notched edge. A band of geometric shapes is carved to both sides of the blade

Lot #: 2710

Estimate: HK$50,000 - HK$80,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A DARK GREEN JADE ADZE

A DARK GREEN JADE ADZE SHANG DYNASTY, C. 1600-1046 BC The heavy adze is carved with a slightly domed surface on both sides with a beveled cutting edge on one end opposite to a short rectangular hafting bar above a hole pierced from both sides. The stone has a pine green tone with lighter green and

Lot #: 2711

Estimate: HK$30,000 - HK$50,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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AN OPAQUE JADE COLLARED DISC

AN OPAQUE JADE COLLARED DISC SHANG DYNASTY, C. 1600-1100 BC The disc is carved with a large central aperture surrounded by a narrow ring rising above the encircling, flat disc. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) diam., box Provenance Yangdetang Collection, acquired in Taipei in 1988

Lot #: 2712

Estimate: HK$60,000 - HK$80,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A BUFF JADE COLLARED DISC

A BUFF JADE COLLARED DISC SHANG DYNASTY, C. 1600-1046 BC The disc is carved with a large central aperture surrounded by a narrow ring rising above the encircling, flat disc. The stone has been altered to a mottled light caramel and buff colour. 6 ¼ in. (15.9 cm.) diam., box Provenance Lantien

Lot #: 2713

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A CELADON JADE CARVING OF AN OWL

A CELADON JADE CARVING OF AN OWL SHANG DYNASTY, C. 1600-1046 BC The jade is carved in the round as an owl standing on its feet and tail, with a pair of notched horns. It is incised overall using lines in relief with scroll motifs depicting feathers. 2 in. (4.8 cm.) high, box Provenance Lantien

Lot #: 2714

Estimate: HK$800,000 - HK$1,200,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A DARK GREEN JADE CARVING OF AN OWL

A DARK GREEN JADE CARVING OF AN OWL SHANG DYNASTY, C. 1600-1046 BC The jade is finely carved in the round depicting an owl in the round seated upright on its haunches with paws resting on its knees. Its eyes, chest, and feathers are delineated by thin groove lines. There is a circular aperture

Lot #: 2715

Estimate: HK$120,000 - HK$180,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A WHITE JADE CARVING OF AN OWL

A WHITE JADE CARVING OF AN OWL SHANG DYNASTY, C. 1600-1046 BC The jade is carved in the round depicting an owl standing on its feet and tail, with a pair of notched horns and features delineated with incised lines. The semi-translucent stone is of an even greenish-white tone with areas of white

Lot #: 2716

Estimate: HK$200,000 - HK$300,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A DARK CELADON JADE PARROT-FORM PENDANT

A DARK CELADON JADE PARROT-FORM PENDANT SHANG DYNASTY, C. 1600-1046 BC The jade is carved as a flattened parrot with a high crest shown in profile. Both sides are incised with double-line details. There is a tiny hole pierced through the top of the pendant, and a short trapezoidal blade on the

Lot #: 2717

Estimate: HK$150,000 - HK$250,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A DARK GREEN JADE PARROT-FORM PENDANT

A DARK GREEN JADE PARROT-FORM PENDANT SHANG DYNASTY , C. 1600-1046 BC The jade is carved as a parrot shown in profile, incised on both sides with double-line grooves delineating various features including circular eyes, folded wings and hooked tail feathers. The pendant is pierced at the base. The

Lot #: 2718

Estimate: HK$120,000 - HK$180,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A JADE CRESTED MYTHICAL BIRD PENDANT

A JADE CRESTED MYTHICAL BIRD PENDANT SHANG DYNASTY C. 1600-1046 BC The flattened jade is carved in profile as a crested bird depicted with round eyes, a hooked beak and a large crest above its head with notched edges. The body is elaborately decorated in low relief with angular scrolls. 3 7/8 in

Lot #: 2719

Estimate: HK$180,000 - HK$250,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A PALE CELADON JADE CARVING OF A BIRD

A PALE CELADON JADE CARVING OF A BIRD SHANG DYNASTY, C. 1600-1046 BC The jade is carved as a bird, possibly a mallard, swimming in profile with a pronounced bifurcated crest and a bifurcated tail. Both sides are finely incised with double-line details. The stone is of a pale celadon tone with areas

Lot #: 2720

Estimate: HK$100,000 - HK$150,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A GREENISH-WHITE JADE CARVING OF A GOOSE

A GREENISH-WHITE JADE CARVING OF A GOOSE SHANG DYNASTY, C. 1600-1046 BC The jade is carved in the round as a standing goose with reticulated wings. Both sides are incised with double-line details. The semi-translucent stone is of a pale greenish-white tone with opaque and russet veining and minor

Lot #: 2721

Estimate: HK$100,000 - HK$150,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A DARK CELADON JADE OPENWORK ‘DRAGON AND BIRD’ PENDANT

A DARK CELADON JADE OPENWORK ‘DRAGON AND BIRD’ PENDANT SHANG DYNASTY, C. 1600-1046 BC The flat pendant is carved in openwork as a long-tailed bird with a high crest surmounted by a bottle-horn dragon with a hole pierced through the tail. The stone is of a dark celadon tone with some opaque mottling

Lot #: 2722

Estimate: HK$30,000 - HK$50,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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AN UNUSUAL CELADON JADE KUI-DRAGON HEAD OWL-FORM ORNAMENT

AN UNUSUAL CELADON JADE KUI-DRAGON HEAD OWL-FORM ORNAMENT SHANG DYNASTY, C. 1600-1046 BC The tapering pendant ending in a recessed tip is carved in the round as a standing owl surmounted by a kui-dragon head with bottle-horns and a notched central ridge. The details of the owl and the dragon head

Lot #: 2723

Estimate: HK$400,000 - HK$600,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A YELLOWISH-CELADON JADE HUMANOID FIGURE FORM ORNAMENT

A YELLOWISH-CELADON JADE HUMANOID FIGURE FORM ORNAMENT SHANG DYNASTY, C. 1600-1046 BC The jade is carved in the round as a seated humanoid figure with elbows resting on bent knees, and hair rising in an exaggerated triangular crest. Both sides are incised with double-line details. There is a hole

Lot #: 2724

Estimate: HK$200,000 - HK$250,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A SMALL GREENISH-YELLOW JADE DRAGON-FORM PENDANT

A SMALL GREENISH-YELLOW JADE DRAGON-FORM PENDANT LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The flat pendant of semi-circular shape is carved as a dragon shown in profile with a notched back, an upturned tail on one end, opposite to the openwork mouth serving as an aperture for suspension. Both sides

Lot #: 2725

Estimate: HK$150,000 - HK$200,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A PALE CELADON JADE ‘DOUBLE-DRAGON’ PENDANT, HUANG

A PALE CELADON JADE ‘DOUBLE-DRAGON’ PENDANT, HUANG LATE SHANG-EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The flat arching pendant is carved on both sides with a dragon’s head on either end with bodies intertwined and incised with double-line angular details. Each end is pierced with a tiny

Lot #: 2726

Estimate: HK$120,000 - HK$180,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A JADE CARVING OF A TIGER

A JADE CARVING OF A TIGER SHANG DYNASTY, C. 1600-1046 BC The recumbent tiger is carved with its tail curled upwards and its legs tucked under the body, detailed with incised with double-line details to the body. The altered jade is now opaque and of ivory colour. 3 ¼ in. (8.3 cm.) wide, box

Lot #: 2727

Estimate: HK$120,000 - HK$180,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A PALE GREENISH-YELLOW JADE CARVING OF A TIGER

A PALE GREENISH-YELLOW JADE CARVING OF A TIGER SHANG DYNASTY, C. 1600-1046 BC The jade is carved in the round as a recumbent tiger with its tail curled to the left and its legs tucked under the body. There is a circular aperture pierced in increasing diametre from the rear through the body. 1 5/8

Lot #: 2728

Estimate: HK$60,000 - HK$100,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A JADE TIGER-FORM FINIAL

A JADE TIGER-FORM FINIAL SHANG DYNASTY, C. 1600-1046 BC The jade is carved in the form of a tiger’s head and forelimbs, with a large circular aperture pierced from the mouth through the back. The stone is of a pale yellowish-white tone with some faint caramel fissures and tiny areas of opaque

Lot #: 2729

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A PALE GREENISH-YELLOW AND RUSSET TIGER-FORM PENDANT

A PALE GREENISH-YELLOW AND RUSSET TIGER-FORM PENDANT LATE SHANG-EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The flattened pendant is carved as a tiger in profile with trapezoidal eye, short bottle horn and bent legs, with a hole drilled through the coiled tail and another through the mouth. The

Lot #: 2730

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020