Lot 6. A DELICATE BRACELET IN DARK GREEN JADE WITH YELLOW-COLOURED SPECKLES AND A SMOOTH CONCAVE BORDER

Starting price: € 1 500
Auction date: 29.09.2017   16:00 UTC +02:00
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ID 7344
Lot 6 | A DELICATE BRACELET IN DARK GREEN JADE WITH YELLOW-COLOURED SPECKLES AND A SMOOTH CONCAVE BORDER
Jade. China, Late Neolithic, Liangzhu culture, c.3300-2200 BC
玉鐲 - 新石器時代晚期, 良渚文化晚期, 約公元前2400-2200年

DIAMETER: 9.4 CM, DIAMETER OF INNER HOLE: 8.1 CM, THICKNESS: 7.1 MM
直徑9.4厘米,內孔直徑8.1厘米,厚7.1厘米

This exquisite Late Neolithic jade bracelet is almost contemporary in form. It is evenly worked and shaped like a thick band of overall equal thickness with a slightly concave outer side. The jade is thoroughly polished, with a slightly rounded edge on the inner side; the circular shape of the ornament is also somewhat irregular, showing that the bracelet was shaped by hand. The mottled yellow and orangey areas and whitish fine lines give a spectacularly interesting effect to the dark green jade.

Literature comparison/Archaeological sites: Bracelets of this shape with a concave outer wall are documented in sites of the Liangzhu culture: a similar one, carved in a similar type of jade, was excavated in 1973 from tomb 198 of the Caoxieshan site (Wu county, Jiangsu province) and is reproduced in Mou Yongkang, Zhongguo yuqi quanji - 1 Yuanshi shehui 中國玉器全集–1:原始社會 (Chinese Jades: Vol.1, Early Societies), Hebei Meishu Chubanshe, Shijiazhuang 1993, no.254. See also a bracelet in the Harvard Art Museums, accession number 1943.50.486, published in M. Loehr and L.G. Fitzgerald Huber, Ancient Chinese jades from the Grenville L. Winthrop collection in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA) 1975, no.173..

Expertise: Prof. Dr. Filippo Salviati

From an Austrian collection
奧地利老佔有

All jades in this catalogue have been professionally examined, authenticated and described by Prof. Fillipo Salviati. Professor Salviati teaches Chinese and Korean art at Sapienza University in Rome, in the Italian Institute of Oriental Studies. He is a world expert on archaic Chinese jades, having released multiple publications and being cited by renowned auction houses such as Sotheby’s.

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