The Chang Wei-Hwa Collection of Archaic Jades, Part I - Neolithic Period

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Hong Kong

Date of the auction: 27.11.2019

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TWO JADE EAR ORNAMENTS, JUE

TWO JADE EAR ORNAMENTS, JUE XINGLONGWA CULTURE, CIRCA 6200-5400 BC Each thick disc is carved with a slit from one edge towards the central aperture, the stone is of a yellowish celadon tone with areas of inclusions. Larger: 1 1/2 in. (3.9 cm.) diam., box Provenance Lantien Shanfang Collection

Lot #: 2701

Estimate: HK$40,000 - HK$60,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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TWO JADE EAR ORNAMENTS, JUE

TWO JADE EAR ORNAMENTS, JUE XINGLONGWA CULTURE, CIRCA 6200-5400 BC Each thick disc is carved with a slit from one edge towards the central aperture, one of a celadon tone, the other of a pale yellow tone. Larger: 1 5/16 in. (3.8 cm.) wide, box Provenance Lantien Shanfang Collection, acquired in

Lot #: 2702

Estimate: HK$40,000 - HK$60,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A GREEN JADE CARVING OF A CICADA COCOON

A GREEN JADE CARVING OF A CICADA COCOON HONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 4000-3000 BC The jade is carved as a cicada cocoon and pierced on both ends and on both sides. The flat end is lightly incised with a pair of eyes, and the top with three parallel ridges to simulate the abdomen. The stone is of a green

Lot #: 2703

Estimate: HK$120,000 - HK$180,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A JADE CARVING OF A BIRD-SHAPED PENDANT

A JADE CARVING OF A BIRD-SHAPED PENDANT HONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 4000-3000 BC The flattened pendant is carved in the form of a bird with a rounded head and outspread wings incised with vertical parallel lines. The top of the reverse is pierced with two small circular apertures. 1 7/8 in. (4.6 cm

Lot #: 2704

Estimate: HK$260,000 - HK$400,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A GREEN JADE HUMANOID MASK ORNAMENT

A GREEN JADE HUMANOID MASK ORNAMENT HONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 4000-3000 BC The humanoid mask is carved with arched brows above almond-shaped eyes and a pointed nose. The reverse is pierced with two apertures for suspension. The stone is of an even green tone with some buff and russet inclusions. 1

Lot #: 2705

Estimate: HK$120,000 - HK$180,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A LARGE JADE CARVING OF A ‘PIG-DRAGON’

A LARGE JADE CARVING OF A ‘PIG-DRAGON’ HONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 4000-3000 BC The jade is carved as a coiled stylised mythical animal with incised circular eyes below pricked ears, and pierced with a circular aperture to the centre between a slit and a smaller aperture for suspension. The stone is of

Lot #: 2706

Estimate: HK$3,000,000 - HK$5,000,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A JADE CARVING OF A ‘PIG-DRAGON’

A JADE CARVING OF A ‘PIG-DRAGON’ HONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 3500 BC The thick jade is carved as a coiled stylised mythical animal with incised facily details below pricked ears. The centre is pierced with a circular aperture opening to a slit on one side, with an additional smaller aperture on the

Lot #: 2707

Estimate: HK$200,000 - HK$300,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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AN AGATE CARVING OF A ‘PIG-DRAGON’

AN AGATE CARVING OF A ‘PIG-DRAGON’ HONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 3500 BC The stone is carved as a coiled stylised mythical animal with two pricked ears above incised features including eyes and nose. It is pierced with a circular aperture to the centre opening to a slit on on side with a smaller aperture

Lot #: 2708

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A CELADON JADE TOOTHED ANIMAL MASK ORNAMENT

A CELADON JADE TOOTHED ANIMAL MASK ORNAMENT HONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 4000-3000 BC The well-polished stone is carved and pierced in the form of an animal mask. It is decorated with arched brows, and circular eyes. The details of the face are carefully rendered with thick concave troughs and the bottom

Lot #: 2709

Estimate: HK$300,000 - HK$500,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A JADE EAGLE HEAD HANDLED STAFF

A JADE EAGLE HEAD HANDLED STAFF HONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 3500 BC Comprising two sections, each with an aperture on the severed end, the jade was originally carved as a staff with a pointed bevelled blade and a handle in the form of an eagle’s head with fine ridges to the back simulating the crest

Lot #: 2710

Estimate: HK$40,000 - HK$60,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A GREEN JADE ‘CLOUD-SCROLL’ ORNAMENT

A GREEN JADE ‘CLOUD-SCROLL’ ORNAMENT HONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 4000-3000 BC The jade is carved and pierced as a single unit of a cloud-scroll with subsidiary arched segments protruding from four corners. The top is pierced with a circular aperture. 5 in. (12.3 cm.) long, box Provenance Lantien

Lot #: 2711

Estimate: HK$30,000 - HK$50,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A CELADON JADE ‘CLOUD-SCROLL’ ORNAMENT

A CELADON JADE ‘CLOUD-SCROLL’ ORNAMENT HONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 3500 BC The jade is carved and pierced as a continuous cloud-scroll composed of three inter-connected modular units with subsidiary arched and toothed segments protruding from various joins and corners, with a small pierced aperture to

Lot #: 2712

Estimate: HK$300,000 - HK$500,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A JADE HOOF-SHAPED ORNAMENT

A JADE HOOF-SHAPED ORNAMENT HONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 3500 BC The jade is carved as a cylindrical ornament of hollow and slightly tapered form, and covered with extensive areas of white alteration. 5 in. (12.6 cm.) high, box Provenance Acquired in Hong Kong prior to 1999

Lot #: 2713

Estimate: HK$280,000 - HK$400,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A JADE HOOF-SHAPED ORNAMENT

A JADE HOOF-SHAPED ORNAMENT HONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 3500 BC The jade is carved as a cylindrical ornament of hollow and slightly tapered form. The stone is of a pale grey tone with veins of russet and black mottling and areas of alteration 3 1/16 in. (7.8 cm.) high, box Provenance Acquired in Hong

Lot #: 2714

Estimate: HK$50,000 - HK$70,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A WHITE JADE OVAL DISC

A WHITE JADE OVAL DISC HEILONGJIANG AREA, NEOLITHIC PERIOD OR HONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 3500 BC The oval disc has a central aperture. The stone is of an even white tone with a russet fissure to one side and some faint milky-white and russet inclusions. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm.) long, box Provenance

Lot #: 2715

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A JADE CARVING OF A TORTOISE

A JADE CARVING OF A TORTOISE NEOLITHIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3500 BC The stone is carved as a tortoise with stout legs and a shield-shaped shell. The stone is of a moss-green colour mottled with dark-green and white speckles. 2 1/4 in. (5.6 cm.) wide, box Provenance Lantien Shanfang Collection, acquired in

Lot #: 2716

Estimate: HK$30,000 - HK$50,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A DARK GREEN JADE AXE

A DARK GREEN JADE AXE NEOLITHIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3500 BC The thin rectangular axe is carved with a curved cutting edge, with a hafting hole pierced at the butt end. The axe is slightly grooved on both faces. The stone is of a mottled dark green tone with creamy white streaks. 11 3/8 in. (28.8 cm

Lot #: 2717

Estimate: HK$30,000 - HK$50,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A CELADON JADE CARVING OF A BIRD

A CELADON JADE CARVING OF A BIRD NEOLITHIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3500 BC The stone is carved as a stylised bird with folded wings, and a rounded body resting on a flat base. The stone is of a sage-green colour with areas of pale russet and some brown veining. 2 7/8 in. (7.2 cm.) long, box Provenance Lantien

Lot #: 2718

Estimate: HK$30,000 - HK$50,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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AN EXTREMELY RARE THREE-TIERED JADE CONG

AN EXTREMELY RARE THREE-TIERED JADE CONG LIANGZHU CULTURE, CIRCA 3300-2300 BC The cong is of rounded square cross-section. The exterior is divided into three registers by horizontal gouges, each register is incised with a mask motif to each of the four corners. The masks on the upper and lower

Lot #: 2719

Estimate: HK$5,000,000 - HK$8,000,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A JADE FOUR-TIERED CONG

A JADE FOUR-TIERED CONG LiANGZHU CULTURE, CIRCA 3300-2300 BC The cong is of square cross section surrounding a cylindrically hollowed tube to the centre with rounded square corners, and tapers slightly from top to bottom. The sides are divided into four registers with a stylised mask at each of the

Lot #: 2720

Estimate: HK$300,000 - HK$500,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A FRAGMENT OF A GREEN JADE CONG

A FRAGMENT OF A GREEN JADE CONG LIANGZHU CULTURE, CIRCA 3300-2300 BC The fragment is carved with a mask at the corner with an oblong scroll-filled mouth and circular eyes below a headress of fine horizontal lines. 2 in. (5.5 cm.) high, box Provenance Lantien Shanfang Collection, acquired in Hong

Lot #: 2721

Estimate: HK$30,000 - HK$50,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A MOTTLED GREEN JADE DISC, BI

A MOTTLED GREEN JADE DISC, BI LIANGZHU CULTURE, CIRCA 3300-2200 BC The large disc has a central hole pierced from both sides. The mottled dark green stone is suffused with a dense network of ivory and buff-coloured alteration. 7 1/4 in. (18.5 cm.) diam., box Provenance Lantien Shanfang Collection

Lot #: 2722

Estimate: HK$50,000 - HK$80,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A CONG -FORM JADE BEAD

A CONG -FORM JADE BEAD LIANGZHU CULTURE, CIRCA 3300-2200 BC The tubular bead is carved in the form of a two-tiered miniature cong . Both registers are carved with a stylised mask at each of the four corners. The stone is covered extensively with white alteration. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm.) high, box

Lot #: 2723

Estimate: HK$30,000 - HK$50,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A VERY RARE JADE BANGLE

A VERY RARE JADE BANGLE LIANGZHU CULTURE, CIRCA 3300-2200 BC The bangle is finely incised on the exterior with three evenly spaced animal masks. The stone has been altered into an ivory colour with russet veining and inclusions. 3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm.) diam., box Provenance Lantien Shanfang Collection

Lot #: 2724

Estimate: HK$1,200,000 - HK$1,800,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A JADE RING, HUAN

A JADE RING, HUAN EARLY LiANGZHU CULTURE, CIRCA 3300-2800 BC The smoothly polished ring is carved with a large central aperture with straight outer and inner sides, and covered in white alteration. 4 11/16 in. (11.9 cm.) diam., box Provenance Lantien Shanfang Collection, acquired in Hong Kong in

Lot #: 2725

Estimate: HK$150,000 - HK$200,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A GROUP OF SIX JADE NEEDLE-FORM ORNAMENTS

A GROUP OF SIX JADE NEEDLE-FORM ORNAMENTS LIANGZHU CULTURE, CIRCA 3300-2200 BC The lot comprises six needle-form ornaments possibly used to form a headdress. Longest: 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.), box Provenance Lantien Shanfang Collection, acquired in Hong Kong in 1997

Lot #: 2726

Estimate: HK$40,000 - HK$60,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A JADE NEEDLE-FORM ORNAMENT

A JADE NEEDLE-FORM ORNAMENT LIANGZHU CULTURE, CIRCA 3300-2200 BC The ornament has a square cross-section and tapers gently towards the top ending in a square pyramid. The lower section of the exterior is divided into four registers, each is finely incised with a stylised mask at each of the four

Lot #: 2727

Estimate: HK$50,000 - HK$80,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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FOUR JADE BEADS

FOUR JADE BEADS LIANGZHU CULTURE, CIRCA 3300-2300 BC The present lot comprises two small spherical beads, a small semi-spherical bead, and a larger oblong bead, all are pierced with two apertures for suspension. Largest: 7/8 in. (2 cm.) long, box Provenance Lantien Shanfang Collection, acquired in

Lot #: 2728

Estimate: HK$40,000 - HK$60,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A JADE NECKLACE

A JADE NECKLACE LIANGZHU CULTURE AND EARLER, CIRCA 3900-2300 BC The necklace comprises 12 jade tubular beads and a semi-circular huang pendant. The huang pendant is of an earlier date than Liangzhu Culture, possibly from the Songze Culture (circa 3900-3300 BC). 12 3/4 in. (32.3 cm.) long, box

Lot #: 2729

Estimate: HK$200,000 - HK$300,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A JADE NECKLACE

A JADE NECKLACE LIANGZHU CULTURE, CIRCA 3300-2300 BC The necklace comprises 125 beads of varying sizes and a pendant in the shape of an animal, possibly a running dog. The stones are covered with white alteration. 17 1/2 in. (44 cm.) long, box Provenance Lantien Shanfang Collection, acquired in Hong

Lot #: 2730

Estimate: HK$300,000 - HK$500,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019