A Chinese jade axe head
A Chinese jade axe head. Probably 19th century. The axe head is carved in the form of a lingzhi fungus and surmounted with scrolling chilongs carved in high relief which are flanked to the sides by an openwork dragon and phoenix. The reverse of the axe head is decorated with a field of comma spirals in shallow relief on a flat ground enclosed within an incised border and with an incised ox mask beneath. 4.4 in (11.3 cm) length.
Auction Date: September 2013