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 20

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

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$2,000 $50
$5,000 $100
Jade, Dia: 9 5/16 in. Th: 3/8 in.


Exposure to minerals such as alkali and iron oxide create the pale blue to white and rusty oranges present in this bi disc. Peering out through the fatty appearance of the matte white colorations are deep greens and blues, creating stark contrast. This piece is in very good condition with very few chips or scratches and ships with a custom made steel display base.