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Lot 1033

A JADE RITUAL AXE 'YUE'

Estimated Value:

2.500 € - 3.500 €

Schätzpreis:

2.500 €

Description:

China, Ming dynasty or earlier
12,2 x 11 x 1,2 cm
Light green and brown coloured translucent jade, with partly openwork abstract relief decoration in the upper register, a band of stylised C-shapes and volutes in the centre, below with two birds facing each other above two 'Chilong' dragons carved in relief on one side.
From the Zeileis collection, assembled in the 1980s and 90s - Good condition
Published in: Zeileis, F. G.: "Chinesische Jade aus sieben Jahrtausenden" [Chinese Jades from Seven Millennia], Gallspach, 1st edition 1994, 2002, volume 3, no. 77, p. 166-169