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    Sale 7621

    A Private English Collection of White Jade Carvings & Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    4 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 105

    A PAIR OF VERY RARE GREEN JADE NOTCHED DISCS, YABI

    NEOLITHIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2000 BC

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    A PAIR OF VERY RARE GREEN JADE NOTCHED DISCS, YABI
    NEOLITHIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2000 BC
    The exceptionally thin discs of oval shape, each carved representing a swirl with four notches in clockwise or anti-clockwise direction, the centre with a small circular aperture, the stone of dark green tone suffused with black flecks
    2½ in. (6 cm.) wide, box (2)


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    The origin of these notched discs are probably from small ornaments found at neolithic sites in Liaoning province. Although no other discs of exact shape such as the present pair appear to have been published, the material, the style and the workmanship all point to a Neolithic date. For a detailed discussion of these discs see Yang Meili, 'Pu an cheng daojue, yabi qi xuanji', Gugong wenwu yuekan, no. 128, November 1993, pp. 68-76.

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    Provenance

    Baron and Baroness von Oertzen Collection


    Literature

    S. Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, no. C23, p. 102