Asian Art Auction

December 02, 2013

LOT 221
Two White Jade Axe-Form Pendants, 19th Century
  • Two White Jade Axe-Form Pendants, 19th Century
  • Two White Jade Axe-Form Pendants, 19th Century

221

Two White Jade Axe-Form Pendants, 19th Century

Each with taotie masks and archaistic designs along the blade, the larger with a sinuous dragon carved in openwork along the top
tallest height 2.8" — 7 cm.

Estimate $1,200-$1,500

Realised: $720
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

Provenance:

Chinese Jade Carvings from the Estate of Dean S. M. Field (Lots 220-225)
Dean Fields (1917-2001) initially worked for the H. Forth Gem Lab before becoming the head gem buyer for the T. Eaton Co., for which he traveled to China numerous times in the late 1950’s. Afterwards, he was one of the founders of the Canadian Gemological Association and opened up the Real & Rare Gallery on Yonge Street in Toronto.

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art
Materials: Jade