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 2

Ring Ornament, Late Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture (3200 - 2300 BCE)

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Bid Increments

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


This finely shaped and polished ornamental ring is marked by a white "marbling" resembling animal fat that weaves through the blueish green nephrite. The veiny white discoloration is typical of archaic jades from the moist climate of the southeastern coastal region of China. The condition of this work is very fine and has no chips or scratches. This object DOES NOT have a display base.