A MONUMENTAL CHINESE JADE CEREMONIAL BLADE Neolithic style of the Longshan or Erlitou cultures
the slightly flared rectangular blade with a rounded end and a single circular hole, the dark olive green stone with areas of creamy mottling with dark honey coloured striations, the stone with a soft lustrous polish but with areas along the edges chipped to expose the rough stone,
40.5cm long x 19.5cm wide (maximum) and 1.5cm deep, on a patinated bronze stand.
Provenance: The Collection of the late Jean Claude Ciancimino (1931-2014)
Unsold (Estimate) £5000-8000 In The Asian Art - Sale Date 16th November 2017
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