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 24

Comb Crown, Late Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture (3200 - 2300 BCE)

Estimate: $500 - $1,500

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$2,000 $50
$5,000 $100
Jade, H: 3 in. W: 6 1/8 in. Th: 1/8 in.


The above object is referred to as a "comb crown" and would have been fitted with an ivory "comb" that would be lashed to the three small holes protruding from its lower tab and used as a hair ornament. The stone is pale russet brown and is roughly carved. This object is in fair with visible cracks and chips and DOES NOT come with a display base.