ARCHAIC AND ARCHAISTIC JADES FROM THE MICHAEL GULBENKIAN COLLECTION
AN ARCHAISTIC YELLOW JADE 'NOTCHED' DISC, BI
the flattened disc carved to the front and back face with twelve bosses between rope-twist bands, encircled at the outer rim by six animal masks, the stone of greenish-yellow tone with russet inclusions
Width 8.8 cm, 3⅜ in.
The disc is in good condition.
It should be noted that the colour of the stone is of a slightly more olive tone than the catalogue illustration would suggest.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."