2017
2017
A JADE BRACELET
NEOLITHIC, LIANGZHU CULTURE (C. 3300-2200 BC)
Estimate
120,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
2017
A JADE BRACELET
NEOLITHIC, LIANGZHU CULTURE (C. 3300-2200 BC)
Estimate
120,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A JADE BRACELET
NEOLITHIC, LIANGZHU CULTURE (C. 3300-2200 BC)
the olive-green and brown stone with white calcification and russet veining, carved in the form of a thick circular bracelet of square section with a slight concave edge
9.7 cm., 3 7/8 in.
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Literature

Hei-Chi, Jades from the Hei-Chi Collection, Beijing, 2006, p. 34.

Catalogue Note

Jade bracelets appear to have originated in the Hongshan culture (5th-3rd century BC), after which they became and remained a feature of many Neolithic cultures. This beautifully finished piece belongs to a relatively well-known type of Liangzhu jade and is recognised as a bracelet due to examples found on the arms of the deceased (see Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1994, p. 148). A related bracelet is illustrated ibid., pl. 6:4; another is published in Teng Shu-P'ing, Neolithic Jades in the Collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1992, pl. 49; and a third, from the Zhirouzhai collection, was included in the exhibition Exquisite Jade Carving, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1996, cat. no. 138.

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