A rare bronze halberd blade (Ge), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period | 東周 戰國 青銅雲氣紋戈
A rare bronze halberd blade (Ge)
Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period
東周 戰國 青銅雲氣紋戈
the elongated yuan with a slightly raised ridge down the center and beveled on either side, the lower edge curving gracefully to form the hu, the hu pierced with five vertically arranged chuan (apertures), the nei with a further chuan, patterned overall with parallel wavy lines, the bronze of a pale green patina, metal stand (2)
Length 12⅛ in., 30.8 cm
In general good condition with some expected wear, including scattered minor chips along the edges, consistent with age and type.
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In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Jean-Pierre Dubosc, Paris.
Collection of Dr. Franco Vannotti, coll. no. B47.
Eskenazi Ltd., London, 1989.
Christie's Paris, 26th November 2002, lot 209.
Franco Vannotti 收藏，收藏編號B47
Li Xueqin and Sarah Allan, ed., Ouzhou suocang zhongguo qingtongqi yizhu / Chinese Bronzes: A Selection from European Collections, Beijing, 1995, pl. 145.
Chinese and Korean Art from the Collections of Dr Franco Vannotti, Hans Popper and others, Eskenazi Ltd., London, 1989, cat. no. 15.
《Chinese and Korean Art from the Collections of Dr Franco Vannotti, Hans Popper and others》，埃斯卡納齊，倫敦，1989年，編號15