A russet jade disc, bi Possibly Neolithic, 3rd Millenium BC, Liangzhu Culture
Lot 183*
A russet jade disc, bi
Possibly Neolithic, 3rd Millenium BC, Liangzhu Culture
Sold for £16,250 (US$ 21,347) inc. premium

Lot Details
The Property of a Gentleman 紳士藏品
A russet jade disc, bi Possibly Neolithic, 3rd Millenium BC, Liangzhu Culture
A russet jade disc, bi
Possibly Neolithic, 3rd Millenium BC, Liangzhu Culture
The entirely plain circular disc smoothly carved with a central aperture, the stone of rich russet tone with darker and lighter inclusions, hardwood stand carved as the three-legged toad of Liuhai breathing forth the wisp of immortality.
17cm (6 2/3in) diam. (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Jade House, Hong Kong, purchased on 19 February 1966
    A Canadian private collection

    Exhibited: Royal Ontario Museum, Prized Possessions from Private Homes: An Exhibition, Canada, 8 October - 8 December 1968, no.1161

    或新石器時代,公元前三千年,良渚文化 玉壁

    來源: 於1966年2月19日購自香港Jade House
    加拿大私人收藏

    展覽: 於1968年10月8日至12月8日皇家安大略博物館Prized Possessions from Private Homes: An Exhibition展出,並著錄於圖錄編號1161

    Compare another russet jade bi disc dated to the Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, and now in the British Museum, illustrated by J.Rawson, Chinese Jades from the Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1995, fig.1c and also illustrated on the front cover of the publication.


    The following 20 lots form part of an old collection of Chinese jades formed by a Canadian collector who travelled regularly to New York and Hong Kong during the 1960s. They were particularly attracted to Qing jade of good colour, and bought from specialist dealers including The House of Jade, New York; Trio Pearl, and Jade House, Hong Kong; and Nagatani, Chicago. Where the information is available in the family records, the purchase dates on the invoices from these galleries have been noted in the footnotes to the lots. A number of the jades were exhibited anonymously at the Royal Ontario Museum in 1968, in a display entitled Prized Possession from Private Homes; their exhibition and illustration history is also noted below.

    This collection of jades from Canada is being sold by descendants of the original owners.
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