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Auction: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
was auctioned on: 17 September 2008
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A RARE OPAQUE TAUPE JADE BLADE, GE

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Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000
Price realised:  US$25,000
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A RARE OPAQUE TAUPE JADE BLADE, GE
SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200 BC
A RARE OPAQUE TAUPE JADE BLADE, GE SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200 BC The long, slightly curved blade with beveled edges and a subtle median ridge extending the full length on both sides, with a hole drilled from one side piercing the tang which is carved with parallel notches, the grey-green stone altered to an attractive warm taupe color, one side of the tang with a small patch of milky caramel color incised with a two-character inscription 10¾ in. (27.2 cm.) long, box

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Date of the auction: 17 Sep 2008
Address: Christie's
17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Center