Saturday, June 25, 2022
LOT #44

Chinese / Tibetan Ceremonial Weapon Assortment

(5) archaic style items including ge dagger axe having carved jade blade and bronze handle, bronze pole arm head having carved jade axe blade and bronze axe having carved jade / hardstone handle, all retaining collection labels; a carved jade axe having jade handle with bronze shaft and spearhead; and a carved jade axe having bronze handle with inlaid adornments

Estimate: $200 - $400

Hammer Price: $1,100

Provenance: The Estate of George "Yorgo" Demetrakopoulos; professor, assistant director of the Medieval Institute and assistant to the dean at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan from 1965-2000

Dimensions: Width: 7 1/2 inches, Length: 10 1/2 inches (ge dagger axe (widest))

Condition: Good, overall light to moderate wear consistent with material and normal use; moderate oxidation to bronze components throughout; jade-handled axe having some chips to axe blade; no major chips or cracks noted; bronze axe missing an adornment; dirt / debris accumulation

Disclaimers: The sticker affixed to this item was not confirmed by the Museum and is likely spurious; please note: this lot came from a house that had been closed for some time and a musty odor may be present

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Sales Tax: California (7.250%), Florida (6.000%), Georgia (8.500%), Kansas (6.500%), New Jersey (6.625%), New Mexico (5.125%), New York (8.875%), Pennsylvania (6.000%), Washington (10.500%)

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