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 28

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

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$2,000 $50
$5,000 $100
Jade, Dia: 8 1/4 in. Th: 1/8 in.


The surface of this bi is smooth and polished and its overall shape almost perfectly symmetrical. The stone is pale green with rust coloration caused by mineral intrusions such as iron oxide. The composition of the stone is quite even, with pronounced monoclinic masses visible. The condition of this work is very good is spite of some natural weathering. This work ships with a custom steel display base.