• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2389

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 44

    A LARGE MOTTLED SEMI-OPAQUE PALE OLIVE AND BUFF JADE DISC, BI

    LATE NEOLITHIC PERIOD, NORTHWEST CHINA, CIRCA 2000 BC

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LARGE MOTTLED SEMI-OPAQUE PALE OLIVE AND BUFF JADE DISC, BI
    LATE NEOLITHIC PERIOD, NORTHWEST CHINA, CIRCA 2000 BC
    Of slightly irregular thickness and retaining the original cutting marks on both sides, the central hole drilled from one side, the stone now semi-opaque and of pale olive tone with opaque buff areas and russet markings and veins
    10 13/16 in. (27.5 cm.) diam.


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    Provenance

    A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.