Large archaic style Chinese carved jade axe suspended with a custom stand. The jade is has a mottled quality with is consistent with some classical jades. The carving and polish also shows signs of being hand done, however the exaggerated proportions and form suggest a Qing or later date of manufacture. The stand is 20th century.
Provenance: Private Minneapolis Collection - collected in China prior to 1985.(Jade) Length: 6 in x width: 3 1/4 in. (Stand) Height: 9 1/2 in x width: 4 1/4 in x depth: 2 1/4 in. Weight (including stand): 302.4 grams.
There is wear throughout. Several chips along the edges: one along the top, one along one of the lower teeth, and one along the blade point. Some wear along the hole. Several very minute chips. Some scratches and pitting as expected with age and use. Light wear to the stand.
Available payment options