14 September 2009
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.
A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
From the colour of your outfit to the number of dragons on your coat, how Qing-dynasty clothing told everyone exactly who you were
As well as keeping the bed cool, ancient Chinese ceramic pillows made for auspicious gifts and warded off evil spirits
Christie’s London doorman - shortlisted for Doorman of the Year in Mayfair & St James's 2019 Community Awards - discusses James Bond, Francis Bacon and the day he met Madonna
Explore timeless classics that define modern French elegance with over 300 YSL designs from Catherine Deneuve’s personal collection