SMALL GLOSSY CONG WITH MOVING GRAIN

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€ 1 200
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28.04.2017 17:00 UTC +02:00
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ID 940
Lot 46 | SMALL GLOSSY CONG WITH MOVING GRAIN
SMALL GLOSSY CONG WITH MOVING GRAIN
Jade
North-West-China
Late Neolithic period, Qijia culture, North-West China, approx. 2200-1900 before
HEIGHT 8 CM, UPPER DM. 4.6 x 4,15 CM, LOWER DM 4.1 x 3.7 CM
玉琮。中國,齊家文化,約公元前2200-1900 年。高 8 厘米, 上部直徑 4.6 x 4.15 厘米,下部直徑 of 4.1 x 3.7 厘米。維也納私人舊藏。

This very striking small glossy Cong is typical for the Neolithic culture of Qijia nature 家. Impressive here is the grain with its striking contrasts of a cool green-gray to a deep Black. The demarcation is irregular and there are veins. The almost square Cong has straight edges and widened upwards, slightly, on both sides of the head are ring-shaped collars. This Cong is strikingly thick-walled, with 8 to 9mm. The bore shows the technical difficulties, the usual level is small, the channel widens towards the top. In the focused light of a yellow green hue, the Black on the edges is reddish.

Notes by Prof. Salviati: A very similar, miniature cong carved in a dark brown and opaque buff jade, from the collection of R. H. Ellsworth (1929-2014), has been sold at Christie's New York on 19 March 2015 (Sale 11420), Lot 561: http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/a-miniature-grey-dark-brown-and-opaque-5876618-details.aspx?from=salesummery&intObjectID=5876618&sid=99a72b8d-24b2-40a7-a133-4f2f8791a87e

Starting price: € 1.200
Estimate price: € 2.400
Expertise: Wolfmar Zacken & Filippo Salviati
From a Viennese collection

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