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 39

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

Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$2,000 $50
$5,000 $100
Jade, Dia: 15 3/4 in. Th: 3/4 in.


The pictured jade bi is uniquely thick at .75 inches. Its unusual color is heavily altered by mineral intrusions such as iron oxide and alkali, resulting in pale white, yellow, putty, and brown colorations. This bi is in very good condition, has very few chips and scratches, and ships with a custom made steel display base.