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RARE PUBLISHED CHINESE WARRING STATES BRONZE GE

RARE PUBLISHED CHINESE WARRING STATES BRONZE GE


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1411003

Please refer to our stock # 102919A when inquiring.
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I quote the description as published: "The bronze dagger-axe has a long triangular blade flaring gently into the flat blade guard. A straight-sided tang or shank projects back and ends in a double curve 'E'-shaped edge. On either side of the blade a profile tiger-head is modelled in relief with mouth gaping, fang exposed and long curling tongue extended. The ears and arms are bent out in high relief, with the rest of the undulating body incised on the shank. A circular perforation is located on the blade in the gaping mouth and another one on the shank.....The patina is mottled with pale green and brownish-red corrosion." ex a prominent Madison Avenue dealer, published 1987 with a full-page color illustration. Custom stand included. A copy of the book will be provided to the successful purchaser. Please feel free to inquire. Measures 10-1/2" in length by 4" in height (at the flanges).