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 23

Bracelet with Engraving, Late Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture (3200 - 2300 BCE)

Estimate: $3,500 - $4,500

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$2,000 $50
$5,000 $100
Jade, Dia: 2 11/16 in. Th: 3/4


The dimensions of this bracelet make it likely that it was intended to be worn by a child. The jade is an almost solid bone white with a few red spots indicating iron inclusions. The interior convex side is extremely smooth and soft to the touch. The outward facing concave side is intricately engraved with an abstract cloud like design. This piece is in excellent condition with no scratches, chips, or cracks. This item DOES NOT have a display base.