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 33

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

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000

Bid Increments

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$0 $25
$2,000 $50
$5,000 $100
Jade, Dia: 20 in. Th: 1 3/16 in.


The pictured bi is massive at twenty inches in diameter and over one inch thick. Its color is pale pink/orange, with one exception. There is an almost crescent like shape on it's front facing left side that is a muted green/blue. The stark contrast in color, with a clearly defined simple open curved line separating the two color expressions, most certainly indicates that a round object (likely another Bi) was placed on top of it during the time of its internment. This bi is in fine condition with very few chips or scratches, and comes with a steel display base.