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Lot 85: Chinese Warring States Bronze Yue (Axe) - Blue Patina
07 November 2016
Louisville, CO, USA
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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.
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Condition Report: Socket has a slight break; overall blue patina