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Auction archive: Lot number 227

A VERY RARE JADE AND TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE GE-HALBERD BLAD...

Estimate
US$20,000 - US$30,000
Price realised:
US$50,000
Auction archive: Lot number 227

A VERY RARE JADE AND TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE GE-HALBERD BLAD...

Estimate
US$20,000 - US$30,000
Price realised:
US$50,000
Beschreibung:

A VERY RARE JADE AND TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE GE -HALBERD BLADE
LATE SHANG DYNASTY, ANYANG PHASE, CIRCA 1300-1100 BC
A VERY RARE JADE AND TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE GE -HALBERD BLADE LATE SHANG DYNASTY, ANYANG PHASE, CIRCA 1300-1100 BC The jade blade now altered to an opaque dark buff and olive-brown color with median ridge on both sides and slightly beveled edges issuing from the slender hafting bar of the bronze handle, the plain tang pierced with a hole below the hilt cast in the shape of a bird's head with large hooked beak, bifurcated crest and long curled feather on the back of the neck, all inlaid in turquoise tesserae 12 3/8 in. (31.3 cm.) long

Auction archive: Lot number 227
Auction:
Datum:
18 Mar 2009
Auction house:
Christie's
18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Center
Beschreibung:

A VERY RARE JADE AND TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE GE -HALBERD BLADE
LATE SHANG DYNASTY, ANYANG PHASE, CIRCA 1300-1100 BC
A VERY RARE JADE AND TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE GE -HALBERD BLADE LATE SHANG DYNASTY, ANYANG PHASE, CIRCA 1300-1100 BC The jade blade now altered to an opaque dark buff and olive-brown color with median ridge on both sides and slightly beveled edges issuing from the slender hafting bar of the bronze handle, the plain tang pierced with a hole below the hilt cast in the shape of a bird's head with large hooked beak, bifurcated crest and long curled feather on the back of the neck, all inlaid in turquoise tesserae 12 3/8 in. (31.3 cm.) long

Auction archive: Lot number 227
Auction:
Datum:
18 Mar 2009
Auction house:
Christie's
18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Center
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