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Lot 252

A FINE CARVED JADE RITUAL AXE

Estimated Value:

1.500 € - 2.500 €

Schätzpreis:

Description:

China, Qianlong period or earlier
H. 13,8 cm
Gray-green-black jade, fine decoration of birds, chilong and abstracted taotie. Beautiful patina.
Important Austrian private collection, acquired in the 1980s
Publ. Zeileis, "Selected Chinese Jades from Seven Millennia," 1994, no. 293, p. 364
Very slightly chipped