June 23, 2022 10:00 EST

Collect: Asian Arts

 
  Lot 196
 

196

A Mughal style blade with nephrite hilt and associated chape, and a Mughal style nephrite hilt

The nephrite hilt and chape carved in celadon jade, the hilt with fruiting vine, the chape with a lily; the other hilt inlaid with hard stones and glass.

L(blade): 27 in.

PROVENANCE:

Property from the collection of Mr. Norman Potter, both acquired prior to February 10, 1967
Thence by descent

Sold for $3,780
Estimated at $1,500 - $2,000


 

The nephrite hilt and chape carved in celadon jade, the hilt with fruiting vine, the chape with a lily; the other hilt inlaid with hard stones and glass.

PROVENANCE:

Property from the collection of Mr. Norman Potter, both acquired prior to February 10, 1967
Thence by descent

NOTE:

Norman Stanley Potter (1926–1970) was a collector with wide-ranging interests who developed an eye for classical arts and built a collection of Asian art, antiquities, and early European art. Born to Polish immigrants in New York City, Potter began his self-edification in the arts during his youth while exploring the Metropolitan Museum of Art. As a prominent mathematician and engineer, he participated in the Manhattan Project and later was a designer of complex defense systems. Together with his wife, the abstract artist Berne Potter, he was active in the art and antique worlds of New York and became friends with important gallerists and collectors, including Julius Carlebach and Melvin Gutman of Cole Galleries, Ltd., New York.

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