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Lot 85: Chinese Warring States Bronze Yue (Axe) - Blue Patina

November Clearance Online Timed Auction

by ArtemisGallery LIVE

November 7, 2016

Louisville, CO, USA

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  • Chinese Warring States Bronze Yue (Axe) - Blue Patina
  • Chinese Warring States Bronze Yue (Axe) - Blue Patina
  • Chinese Warring States Bronze Yue (Axe) - Blue Patina
  • Chinese Warring States Bronze Yue (Axe) - Blue Patina
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Description: China, Warring States Period, 475 to 221 BCE. This is a rounded, hollow bronze axe with a wide socket. The patina on the piece is an incredibly turquoise on the tip of the blade that quickly becomes deep azurite blue. Size: 3.1" L x 2.25" W (7.9 cm x 5.7 cm)

c.f., Ancient Chinese Weapons, P. 109, Fig 4-169.

Provenance: Ex-Estate of John Piscopo. Mr. Piscopo was one of the largest collectors of ancient weapons in the US with a collection that spanned all cultures, all ages.

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

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#116415

Condition Report: Socket has a slight break; overall blue patina

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