MINIATURE HATCHET WITH THE FINEST POLISH

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Auction date:28.04.2017   15:00
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Lot 72MINIATURE HATCHET WITH THE FINEST POLISH
MINIATURE HATCHET WITH THE FINEST POLISH
Jade
China
late Neolithic to early bronze age,about 2500 - 2000, probably from Longshan culture
HEIGHT 6.9 CM
小玉斧。中國,新石器時代晚期至青銅器時代早期,約公元前2500-2000 年,約龍上文化。高6.9厘米。Ralph of Koenigswald先生舊藏。

Small example of a (ax or hatchet), as in the tomb cult were used. Very nice grey, slightly greenish tinted color with patterning and easier iron oxidation. The grey is created on the basis of the mineralogical weathering due to age. Well-rounded Form, possibly later as a "flatterer" in use. In the focused light, this Jade is yellow.


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, then the collection of Vera Krassilnikoff, Vienna
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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