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 37

Ring Ornament, Late Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$2,000 $50
$5,000 $100
3200 - 2300 BCE Jade Dia: 3 3/8 in. Th: 15/16 in.


This roughly shaped/irregular ornamental ring is marked by its milky white discoloration, speckled rusty orange, red and purple spots, and matte surface. This discoloration is typical of jades from the moist climates in the southeastern coastal region of China. The condition of this work is very good and has no chips or scratches. This object DOES NOT have a display base.