Throckmorton Fine Art
Timed Auction

Liangzhu: Ritual Objects at the Dawn of China’s Jade Age

Thu, May 19, 2022 12:00AM EDT - Fri, Jun 3, 2022 05:00PM EDT
Lot 9

Bi Disc, Late Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture (3200 - 2300 BCE)

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$2,000 $50
$5,000 $100
Jade, Dia: 7 5/8 in. Th: 7/16 in.


This slightly irregular jade bi shows clear signs of weathering and color alteration and its surface is uneven to the touch. However, the subtle color variations make this a striking example, with faint hues of purple peering through the chicken bone white surface and dotted with reddish orange inclusions throughout. This object has a custom made steel display base.