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An exceedingly rare Neolithic Jadeite Axe in its original Antler socket, Swiss Lake Villages
An exceedingly rare Neolithic Jadeite Axe in its original Antler socket, Swiss Lake Villages
An exceedingly rare Neolithic Jadeite Axe in its original Antler socket, Swiss Lake Villages An exceedingly rare Neolithic Jadeite Axe in its original Antler socket, Swiss Lake Villages An exceedingly rare Neolithic Jadeite Axe in its original Antler socket, Swiss Lake Villages An exceedingly rare Neolithic Jadeite Axe in its original Antler socket, Swiss Lake Villages
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Swiss Lake Villages c.3400 - 2800 B.C. An exceedingly rare Neolithic Jadeite Axe still in its original Antler socket, excavated at Lake Neucatel in Switzerland in the mid-late 19th Century and from an old 19th Century collection, possibly a Museum collection as remnants of a very old label still adhere to one side of the axe. The axe is expertly worked and polished from a most attractive deep blue / green mottled Jadeite with some feint opacity around the edges. Antler socket also copiously worked over its surface with very clear chisel and gouge marks; socket now imbued with a most attractive shiny black surface patina from its millennia immersed within the lake, a typical old shrinkage crack on one side of the antler socket but both axe and socket all still very robust and totally stable. The Neolithic Jadeite axe is extremely rare in itself but rare still within its original antler socket, a rarely offered item, intact throughout (apart from shrinkage crack on side of antler socket) and in excellent overall condition, a rare chance to add one to your own collection, Axe approximately 50mm long x 32mm wide x 12mm thick, overall piece measures 114mm long x 37mm wide x 32mm thick