17 juin 2010

A rare ceremonial ge-halberd, West Zhou period; a mirror, Eastern Han dynasty & a "lion and grapevine" mirror, Tang dynasty

A extremely rare ceremonial ge-halberd and a mirror, China © 2010 Nagel - Auctions the ge-halberd West Zhou period (ca. 1021-771 BC) and the mirror Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD); the ge-halberd is decorated on both sides in low relief and in a reserve on the tang - .21,7/D.18,3 cm - Estimate 1 500 € Sold 2 400 € A large and heavy "lion and grapevine" mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907) © 2010 Nagel - Auctions carefully and crisply cast with lion-like animals among grapevine in the centre around a crouching... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2009

An Exceptional Turquoise-Inlaid Bronze and Jade Ge-Halberd Blade, Late Shang Dynasty, Anyang Phase, Circa 1300-1100 BC

An Exceptional Turquoise-Inlaid Bronze and Jade Ge-Halberd Blade, Late Shang Dynasty, Anyang Phase, Circa 1300-1100 BC The short grey-green jade blade now almost completely altered to an opaque mottled buff color with beveled edges and a conical hole, the haft finely inlaid on both sides in turquoise tesserae with a taotie mask set beneath a blade-shaped panel enclosing a further taotie, the handle with flat projecting hafting bar, a plain nei with a hole and a butt cast in the shape of a bird with large hooked beak, bifurcated... [Lire la suite]