A UP TO A WALL THICKNESS OF ONLY 1 MM HOLLOWED-OUT BANGLE BRACELET ZHUO

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Lot 53A UP TO A WALL THICKNESS OF ONLY 1 MM HOLLOWED-OUT BANGLE BRACELET ZHUO
A UP TO A WALL THICKNESS OF ONLY 1 MM HOLLOWED-OUT BANGLE BRACELET ZHUO
Jade
China
Neolithic time, möglicherweiseLingjiatan-culture, approximately 3. Millennium before
DM. 6.8 AND 7 CM, HEIGHT 2 CM,THICKNESS 1 - 1.5 MM
玉鐲。中國,新石器時代,石家河文化。約公元前2500-2000 年。直徑 6.8-7 厘米,高 2 厘米,厚0.1-0.15 厘米 。維也納私人舊藏。

Time seen an exceptionally fine, already delicately formed bracelet to mention delicious! The very precise circular Mature is also in the thinness (of the order of 1 to 1.5 mm!) - not just sanded, but slightly conical, i.e. it tapers to one side. Technically, the work is most amazing.

Of Mature white due to age-related mineralogical weathering entirely opaque, scattered fine spots of brown, brown-yellow, and more grey tones and revitalizes the White. On one side of two small Eyelets are drilled in the typical manner, namely, funnel-shaped on one side and lowercase on the other. Between the Eyelets is a age jump has arisen, probably, at the time, when Drilling, the weathering is, in fact, penetrated into him. In an in-focus against the light, the color of the Bracelet is a deep red!

On the Lingjiatan in Hanshan Bezik, Anhui province is currently still little known, the previously known Jade finds come from the ruins of the Lingjiatan and are one of the most exquisite Neolithic Jaden. Cf. “New Discoveries in the Fifth Excavation of the Lingjiatan Site in Hanshan County, Anhui. Anhui Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology”, an article by Zhang Jingguo, published in Kaogu 侫 Archaeology) 2008.

This Jade is published in the book of FILIPPO SALVIATI: “THE MYSTERIOUS STONE: Chinese Jades from the Neolithic to the Han in private collections” (publication date spring 2017).

Notes by Prof. Salviati: The jade of this bangle or bracelet with a very thin section is completely altered and has turned opaque white, though a few unaltered areas reveal the original reddish colour. The ornament what's broken in antiquity, and two holes were drilled on both sides of the crack to hold the jade together (there is a second, modern restoration on another point of the bracelet). Typologically, this kind of ornament is attested mostly in southern China and in cultures distributed along the middle and low reaches of the Yangzi River. The completely altered jade, the thinness of the ornament and the type of workmanship suggest a possible attribution to the Lingjiatan culture, named after the type-site located in Hanshan county, Anhui province and radiocarbon dated to C. 3600-3300 BC. The tombs excavated at Lingjiatan were lavishly furnished with hundreds of burial goods in jade, many of them completely whitened: the most common ornaments to be found in Lingjiatan graves are thin bangles which were worn in large numbers on both forearms, as evidenced by tomb no.7 and other burials at Lingjiatan. Comparable examples, slightly thicker than the present one, include a similar ivory-coloured bracelet from the collection of R. H. Ellsworth (1929-2014) sold at Christie's New York on 19 March 2015 (Sale 11420), Lot 560: http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/a-mottled-pale-yellowish-green-and-ivory-colored-opaque-5876630-details.aspx?from=salesummery&intObjectID=5876630&sid=99a72b8d-24b2-40a7-a133-4f2f8791a87e; and another similar ornament from the Samuel and Myrna Myers collection, published in F. Salviati, Radiant Stones. Archaic Chinese Jades / Pierre Radieuses, Hong Kong, 2000, no.5 and sold at Sotheby's New York on 18 March 2014, Sale NO9116, Lot 129: http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2014/fine-chinese-ceramics-works-of-art-n09116/lot.129.html


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