16 September 2010
A RARE SEMI-TRANSLUCENT CELADON-GREEN JADE RING
NEOLITHIC PERIOD, LONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 2000 BC
Both sides gently rounded and tapering towards the inner and outer edges, with some fine black speckling and a few opaque white and pale russet areas; together with an opaque jade circular bangle, possibly Liangzhu culture, the exterior slightly concave and the inner edges slightly beveled, of mottled ivory and grey color
4 1/16 and 3¼ in. (10.4 and 8.3 cm.) diam. (2)
Both: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
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The second bangle is similar to one in the Winthrop Collection, illustrated by M. Loehr, Ancient Chinese Jades, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, p. 134, no. 173.
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