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A RARE BLACKISH JADE CEREMONIAL BLADE, DAO

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Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000
Price realised:  US$146,500
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A RARE BLACKISH JADE CEREMONIAL BLADE, DAO
NEOLITHIC PERIOD, QIJIA CULTURE, CIRCA 2000 BC
A RARE BLACKISH JADE CEREMONIAL BLADE, DAO NEOLITHIC PERIOD, QIJIA CULTURE, CIRCA 2000 BC Very thinly carved in somewhat trapezoidal form, with one straight edge opposite a beveled and very slightly curved cutting edge on one side, the reverse flat, with three holes drilled from one side near one edge, the stone now opaque and of faintly mottled blackish olive-green color, with satin-like polish and some earth accretions on the reverse 13 13/16 in. (35.2 cm.) long

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections
Date of the auction: 18 Mar 2009
Address: Christie's
18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Center