4 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 1,875
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500
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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Baron and Baroness von Oertzen Collection
S. Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, no. C23, p. 102
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