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

Christie's
Hong Kong

Date of the auction: 27.11.2019

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A JADE BEAD NECKLACE

A JADE BEAD NECKLACE LIANGZHU CULTURE AND EARLER, CIRCA 3900-2300 BC The necklace comprises 58 beads in various sizes and shapes, two small thin discs and a huang pendant. The huang pendant is of an earlier date than Liangzhu Culture, possibly from the Songze Culture (circa 3900-3300 BC). 15 1/4 in

Lot #: 2731

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

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 26 jade tubular beads of varing sizes 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). All are covered with

Lot #: 2732

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A DARK GREEN TUFF ADZE

A DARK GREEN TUFF ADZE LIANGZHU CULTURE OR SLIGHTLY LATER, CIRCA 3000-2000 BC The heavy adze is carved with a step to the top, above a sloping cutting edge with a shorter cutteing edge on the reverse. The stone is of a pine-green tone with darker veining. 9 9/16 in. (24.6 cm.) long, box Provenance

Lot #: 2733

Estimate: HK$70,000 - HK$90,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A JADE AXE

A JADE AXE LIANGZHU CULTURE, CIRCA 3300-2200 BC The broad axe flares towards the slightly bevelled cutting edge and with a single hole pierced from both sides at the butt end. The smoothly polished stone is of a mottled buff and pale taupe tone. 6 11/16 in. (17 cm.) long, box Provenance Acquired in

Lot #: 2734

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A STONE AXE

A STONE AXE NEOLITHIC PERIOD, LOWER YANGTZE RIVER REGION, CIRCA 3300-2200 BC The axe is convex on both faces with a circular aperture on near the butt and flares slightly towards the curved cutting edge. Except for one perpendicular corner, all three other corners are rounded. The stone is of an

Lot #: 2735

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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AN AGATE PENDANT, HUANG

AN AGATE PENDANT, HUANG NEOLITHIC PERIOD, LOWER YANGTZE RIVER REGION, CIRCA 3300-2200 BC The softly polished semi-circular pendant has convex sides with two small apertures on either end to one side. The stone is of a semi-translucent pale amber tone with some opaque inclusions. 5 1/2 in. (13.8 cm

Lot #: 2736

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A SET OF TEN JADE ORNAMENTS

A SET OF TEN JADE ORNAMENTS XUEJIAGANG CULTURE, CIRCA 3200-3000 BC The set consists of ten arc-shaped ornaments in various sizes simulating fish and other types of animals, three pierced with two apertures, the other three with just one aperture. The stones are covered extensively with white

Lot #: 2737

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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TWO JADE PENDANTS, HUANG

TWO JADE PENDANTS, HUANG LINGJIATAN CULTURE, CIRCA 3000 BC One pendant is of semi-circular shape with a rounded outer rim and straight inner sides, with an aperture pierced on each end; the other of fan shape with serrated outer rim and a pierced aperture on each end near the inner rim. Both are

Lot #: 2738

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A SET OF SEVEN JADE ORNAMENTS

A SET OF SEVEN JADE ORNAMENTS DAWENKOU CULTURE, CIRCA 4300-2500 BC The set consists of seven ornaments in various shapes and forms, including a humanoid mask, a tortoise, a bird, a worm, a cocoon, and two cloud-scroll shaped pendants. The mask, tortoise and bird each has two apertures on the back

Lot #: 2739

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A JADE AXE

A JADE AXE LONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 2500-2000 BC The axe flares slightly towards the softly bevelled, rounded cutting edge, with a hafting hole pierced from both sides near the butt. The stone is of an even greenish-white tone with some russet inclusions. 5 7/16 in. (13.9 cm.) long, box Provenance

Lot #: 2740

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A DARK GREEN STONE BLADE

A DARK GREEN STONE BLADE NEOLITHIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2500-2000 BC The blade is convex on both faces and tapers towards the curved cutting edge with a rounded upper corner above the hafting hole drilled from one side. The stone is of an even deep pine-green colour. 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm.) long, box

Lot #: 2741

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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AN OLIVE-GREEN AND RUSSET JADE AXE, YUE

AN OLIVE-GREEN AND RUSSET JADE AXE, YUE LONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 2500-2000 BC The axe is thinly carved in a somewhat trapezoidal shape with two small circular apertures on a diagonal line. 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) long, box Provenance Lantien Shanfang Collection, acquired in Hong Kong in 1992

Lot #: 2742

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A PALE CELADON JADE AXE

A PALE CELADON JADE AXE NEOLITHIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2500-2000 BC The axe flares slightly towards the softly bevelled, rounded cutting edge, with a hafting hole pierced from both sides near the butt. The stone is of a variegated pale celadon and white tone mottled with olive-green. 7 1/2 in. (19 cm

Lot #: 2743

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A LARGE DARK GREEN JADE CEREMONIAL REAPING KNIFE

A LARGE DARK GREEN JADE CEREMONIAL REAPING KNIFE LONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 2500-2000 BC The jade is very thinly carved in a somewhat trapezoidal shape. The blade has one long straight edge opposite a slightly curved cutting edges. It is drilled with three holes in a line below the upper edge. The

Lot #: 2744

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A LARGE DARK GREEN JADE CEREMONIAL REAPING KNIFE

A LARGE DARK GREEN JADE CEREMONIAL REAPING KNIFE LONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 2500-2000 BC The jade is very thinly carved in a trapezoidal shape. The blade has one long slightly concave side opposite a straight cutting edge that is bevelled on both sides. It is drilled with three equidistant holes in a

Lot #: 2745

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A LARGE DRAK GREEN JADE ADZE

A LARGE DRAK GREEN JADE ADZE LONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 2500-2000 BC The adze flares slightly towards the cutting edge with wide bevel on one side, and a circular aperture to the other. The stone has a dark green colour covered extensively with white alteration. 10 7/8 in. (27.5 cm.) long, box

Lot #: 2746

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A PALE RUSSET JADE CEREMONIAL BLADE, GUI

A PALE RUSSET JADE CEREMONIAL BLADE, GUI LONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 2500-2000 BC The long narrow blade tapers slightly toward the bevelled cutting edge, and is drilled with a hafting hole from one side near the butt. The softly polished stone is of a cafe-au-lait colour with some caramel inclusions. 9

Lot #: 2747

Estimate: HK$70,000 - HK$90,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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TWO JADE BLADES

TWO JADE BLADES NEOLITHIC PERIOD, POSSIBLY DAWENKOU CULTURE, CIRCA 4300-2500 BC The lot comprises two long blades, one with two hafting holes and tapers slightly towards the rounded cutting edge, the second with long parallel sides and a single hafting hole. Both are covered with extensive white

Lot #: 2748

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$160,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A PALE YELLOW AND RUSSET JADE NOTCHED DISC, YABI

A PALE YELLOW AND RUSSET JADE NOTCHED DISC, YABI LONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 2500-2000 BC The outer edge of the disc is carved with three angular notches, each set with a smaller notch, surrounding the large central aperture. The stone is of a pale yellow colour with areas of russet and some opaque

Lot #: 2749

Estimate: HK$100,000 - HK$150,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A GREEN JADE NOTCHED DISC, YABI

A GREEN JADE NOTCHED DISC, YABI LONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 2500-2000 BC The outer edge of the disc is carved with four notches forming four arcs. The centre is carved with a large round aperture. 3 1/4 in. (8.5 cm.) long, box Provenance Lantien Shanfang Collection, acquired in Taipei in 1989

Lot #: 2750

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A GREEN JADE NOTCHED DISC, YABI

A GREEN JADE NOTCHED DISC, YABI LONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 2500-2000 BC The outer edge of the disc is carved with four angular notches, each set with three smaller notches. The centre is carved with a large ciruclar aperture. The stone is of an even sage-green tone with some russet inclusions and areas

Lot #: 2751

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A YELLOW JADE CARVING OF A HEAD

A YELLOW JADE CARVING OF A HEAD SHIJIAHE CULTURE, CIRCA 2500-2000 BC The tubular carving is finely carved on the exterior in shallow relief with a face of disintguishing features including a wide flat nose, downturned mouth, and piered ears, below a headdress in the form of a raised band with

Lot #: 2752

Estimate: HK$600,000 - HK$800,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A RARE CELADON JADE BIRD-FORM HAIR ORNAMENT

A RARE CELADON JADE BIRD-FORM HAIR ORNAMENT SHIJIAHE CULTURE, CIRCA 2500-2000 BC The tapering hair ornament is carved to the top with a mythical bird with wings folded at the back. The semi-translucent stone is of a yellowish-green tone with some russet veining and inclusions. There is a small

Lot #: 2753

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A MOTTLED BLACK AND WHITE JADE HAIR PIN

A MOTTLED BLACK AND WHITE JADE HAIR PIN YANGSHAO CULTURE, CIRCA 5000-3000 BC The long pin tapers to a point at one end and with a flat ovoid head at the other. The stone is of a mottled dark grey and creamy white tone with soft polish. 6 7/8 in. (17.4 cm.) long, box Provenance Lantien Shanfang

Lot #: 2754

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE DISC, BI

A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE DISC, BI QIJIA CULTURE, CIRCA 2000-1600 BC The disc has a central hole pierced from one side. The stone is of a creamy-white tone with areas of opaque russet and some alteration. 4 1/8 in. (10.6 cm.) diam., box Provenance Yangdetang Collection, acquired in Macau in 1989

Lot #: 2755

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A WHITE AND DARK RUSSET ‘TRIPLE HUANG ’ RING DISC

A WHITE AND DARK RUSSET ‘TRIPLE HUANG ’ RING DISC QIJIA CULTURE, CIRCA 2000-1600 BC All three flat arc-shaped sections are carved from the same piece of jade, and pierced with a small aperture on either end to be attached to each other. 3 15/16 in. (10 cm.) diam, box Provenance Yangdetang

Lot #: 2756

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A GREENISH-WHITE AND RUSSET JADE RING, HUAN

A GREENISH-WHITE AND RUSSET JADE RING, HUAN QIJIA CULTURE, CIRCA 2000-1600 BC The flat disc has a large central aperture, and is of a pale greenish-white tone with areas of russet and some opaque inclusions. 4 3/8 in. (11.2 cm.) diam., box Provenance Yangdetang Collection, acquired in Macau in 1989

Lot #: 2757

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A DARK BROWN AND OLIVE-GREEN JADE ADZE

A DARK BROWN AND OLIVE-GREEN JADE ADZE QIJIA CULTURE, CIRCA 2000-1600 BC The trapezoidal adze is drilled with a hafting hole near the butt and a smaller aperture to one lower corner. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) long, box Provenance Yangdetang Collection, acquired in Taipei in 1992

Lot #: 2758

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019