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    Antique Ceremonial Axe, Chinese, Jade, Decorative Tool, Shang Dynasty Taste

    Antique Ceremonial Axe, Chinese, Jade, Decorative Tool, Shang Dynasty Taste

    $970 (approx conversion from £845)

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    About this item

    This is an antique ceremonial axe. A Chinese, mottled caramel jade decorative tool redolent of the Shang Dynasty, dating to the mid-19th century, circa 1850.

    Striking colouration catches the eye

    Displays a desirable aged patina

    Heavily mottled caramel jade in very good order

    Hand-carved decorations abound

    Revivalist inspiration from the decorative style of the Shang Dynasty (circa 1556 to 1046 BC)

    The axe crafted in the form of a wonderfully caricature dragon carp's head

    Chamfered blade edge affords safe handling and appreciation

    Copious carved details decorate the handle

    This is a fascinating antique ceremonial axe, with superb jade figuring and pleasing hand-carved details. Sure to delight, delivered polished and ready to display and hold.

    Dimensions:

    Max Width: 12.5cm (5'')

    Max Depth: 2.5cm (1'')

    Max Height: 20cm (7.75'')

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    Our Ref: 18.7056


    Condition : Presented in very good antique condition.
    Materials : Jade
    Origin : Chinese, Oriental, Asian
    Manufacture Date : c.1850

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    Additional Information

    Code

    18.7056

    Dimensions

    W: 12.5cm  (4.9")H: 20cm  (7.9")D: 2.5cm  (1")

    Period

    19th Century

    Nationality

    Chinese

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