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Fine Chinese Warring States Bronze Sword - Ex Piscopo

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China, Warring States Period, 475 to 221 BCE. This is a gorgeous, well-preserved bronze short sword with a round pommel and small guard. A bronze sword made during the Warring States Period is actually a throwback and probably never saw use in battle; it was during this time that steel swords were first made in China and quickly became the standard as smelting technology rapidly evolved. However, this sword was probably made to serve as a grave good, a ceremonial mark of high status. This piece must have been buried in a particularly airless and water-free grave to be so well preserved! Size: 15.5" L x 1.9" W (39.4 cm x 4.8 cm)

Provenance: Ex-J. Connell Collection, ex - J. Piscopo collection

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Condition
Excellent condition, with a dark patina and no encrustation; a museum accession number is written in white near the guard. Some minor pitting to blade surface.
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Fine Chinese Warring States Bronze Sword - Ex Piscopo

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Lot 0036 Details

Description
...
China, Warring States Period, 475 to 221 BCE. This is a gorgeous, well-preserved bronze short sword with a round pommel and small guard. A bronze sword made during the Warring States Period is actually a throwback and probably never saw use in battle; it was during this time that steel swords were first made in China and quickly became the standard as smelting technology rapidly evolved. However, this sword was probably made to serve as a grave good, a ceremonial mark of high status. This piece must have been buried in a particularly airless and water-free grave to be so well preserved! Size: 15.5" L x 1.9" W (39.4 cm x 4.8 cm)

Provenance: Ex-J. Connell Collection, ex - J. Piscopo collection

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.

#100880
Condition
...
Excellent condition, with a dark patina and no encrustation; a museum accession number is written in white near the guard. Some minor pitting to blade surface.

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