Lot 120


A Large Chinese Jade Sword Pommel, Warring States Period, 5th to 3rd Century BC
公元前5-3世紀 戰國時期 穀紋海水紋玉劍柄首
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diameter 2.6 in — 6.5 cm

Provenance:
Archaic Jades from the Estate of Harry Geoffrey Beasley (Lots 118-129)

Harry Geoffrey Beasley (1881-1939) was a British anthropologist and museum curator. He was known for establishing the Cranmore Ethnographical Museum, which grew to hold more than 6,000 important ethnographic objects during its time. After his death in 1939, his collection was moved to the British Museum right as the war began, during which the Cranmore Museum was destroyed by bombing. After the war, substantial portions of the Beasley Collection were passed onto the British Museum, the Royal Museum in Edinburgh, Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, and the Liverpool Museums. The current lots were acquired from H.G Beasley’s widow, who passed away in 1974.

高古玉器比斯利私人珍藏

哈利·傑弗瑞·比斯利(1881-1939)為一名英國人類學家與策展人。其工作的坎摩爾民族誌博物館擁有近6,000件藏品。在比斯利1939年過世之後,第二次世界大戰期間,其藏品被儲藏於大英博物館中,從而免遭戰爭的破壞。而坎摩爾民族誌博物館則不幸在轟炸中毀於一旦。戰後,比斯利珍藏中的部分藏品被保留在大英博物館,愛丁堡皇家博物館,劍橋考古與人類學博物館,牛精皮特河博物館,與利物浦博物館中。沃丁頓此次拍賣中的藏品均由現任收藏者直接購於比斯利先生的遺孀,後者於1974年離世。

Estimate: $800—1,200


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$2,250

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