BLADE

Starting price:€ 1 200
Auction date:28.04.2017   15:00
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Lot 70BLADE
BLADE
Jade
China
Bronze age to Shang, CA. 1600 - 1300 before
LÄNGE13,6 CM
玉刀。中國,青銅器時代至商代,約公元前1600-1300年。長13.6厘米。Ralph of Koenigswald先生舊藏。

Clear the Form of a blade with Central ridge, as well as the neck and Eye. The size corresponds to that of a spear. This Jade was a cult object in the Burial. The color of the mineral was probably outweigh a dark green, through processes of aging in large part altered, off-white and brown fields (iron). Furthermore, the weathering is very marked and appears to be particularly interesting. This weathering is Jade due to its hardness an extremely slow process, however, it is subject to the terms and conditions of storage. In this case, the blade Metal is likely to be in the immediate vicinity have been, may be stainless iron.

This Jade is published in the book of FILIPPO SALVIATI: “THE MYSTERIOUS STONE: Chinese Jades from the Neolithic to the Han in private collections” (publication date spring 2017).

Expertise: Wolfmar Zacken & Filippo Salviati
From the former collection of Ralph von koenigswald, acquired around 1939 in Beijing, then in the collection of a German doctor from Singapore, possess uniform collection Sohel Chawla, Vienna-Delhi
ANTIQUE AND ARCHAIC JADES FROM THE COLLECTION OF GUSTAV, RALPH KING OF THE FOREST (1902 - 1982)
NR. 70-74d

Gustaf Ralph of the king of the forest (1902 - 82) is one of the most important paleoanthropologists of the world, became famous with the discovery of Homo erectus in Java. Koenigswald has stayed in Beijing at the end of the 1930s, and especially with the acquisition of Jaden is concerned. Already in 2007, we were able to acquire valuable Jaden from his possession.
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