The present disc is unusually large, and only one other jade notched disc of this impressive size appears to be recorded, from the David David-Weill collection, sold in our Paris rooms, 16th December 2015, lot 24 (fig. 1).
A much smaller disc excavated from Lizhuang, Teng Xian, Shandong province, attributed to the Longshan culture of the Neolithic period (ca. 2500-2000 BC) shows a closely related profile to the present disc, compare Zhongguo yuqi quanji, vol. 1, Hebei, 1992, no. 42.
Several notched discs can be found in collections formed in the 1920s and 1930s, such as a disc formerly in the Eumorfopoulos Collection, London, and later acquired by the British Museum in 1937, illustrated in Soame Jenyns, Chinese Archaic Jades in the British Museum, London, 1951, pl. X. Compare also an example from the collection of HRH King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden, published in Nils Palmgren, Selected Chinese Antiquities from the Collection of Gustav Adolf Crown Prince of Sweden, Stockholm, 1948, pl. 40.1.
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