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

Artemis Gallery

November 7, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Louisville, CO, US
1 saved

More About this Item


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. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #116415
Condition Report: Socket has a slight break; overall blue patina
Request more information

Payment

Accepted forms of payment: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Shipping: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense
Buyer's Premium
24.5%
From: To: Increment:
$0 $299 $25
$300 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $19,999 $1,000
$20,000 $49,999 $2,000
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
$100,000 $199,999 $10,000
$200,000+ $25,000
Shipping Terms: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense
View full terms and conditions