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 32

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

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$2,000 $50
$5,000 $100
Jade, H: 2 in. W: 3 1/8 in. Th: 5/16 in.


Likely a hair or headdress fitting, this ornament is drilled through the middle from both sides on its north/south ends. It is decorated with a simple animal mask and is white to slighltly pale blue in appearance. It is in good condition with some cracks, weathering, and mineral deposits. This item DOES NOT have a display base.