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 41

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

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$2,000 $50
$5,000 $100
Jade, Dia: 7 15/16 in. Th: 3/8 in.


The surface of this bi is smooth and polished and its overall shape almost perfectly symmetrical. As is common the stone is a green/blue color, although its hues are deep and rich. The composition of the stone is quite even, with very few pronounced monoclinic masses visible. The alterations along the bottom right of this bi are white and pale blue. The condition of this work is very good, containing almost no chips or scratches. This work ships with a custom steel display base.