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A RARE OPAQUE BLACKISH JADE CEREMONIAL BLADE, ZHANG

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Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000
Price realised:  US$43,750
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A RARE OPAQUE BLACKISH JADE CEREMONIAL BLADE, ZHANG
LATE NEOLITHIC PERIOD, NORTHWEST CHINA, CIRCA 2000 BC
A RARE OPAQUE BLACKISH JADE CEREMONIAL BLADE, ZHANG LATE NEOLITHIC PERIOD, NORTHWEST CHINA, CIRCA 2000 BC The long, thinly carved blade of gently waisted outline tapering from the two projecting flanges ( lan ) towards the very thin, curved end, the tang drilled with a hole from one side and beveled on one side of the end, with a long cutting mark on one side, the stone smoothly polished and with some surface accretions 14 7/8 in. (38 cm.) long

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections
Date of the auction: 14 Sep 2009
Address: Christie's
14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Center