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, acquired in Taipei in 1997...

Price: HK$40,000 - HK$60,000
ca. US$5,110 - US$7,666

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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 Taipei in 1992...

Price: HK$40,000 - HK$60,000
ca. US$5,110 - US$7,666

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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 tone mottled with cream and russet striations. 4 1/8 in. (10.7 cm.) long, box Provenance Lantien...

Price: HK$120,000 - HK$180,000
ca. US$15,332 - US$22,999

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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.) long, box Provenance Lantien Shanfang Collection, acquired in Taipei in 1989...

Price: HK$260,000 - HK$400,000
ca. US$33,221 - US$51,109

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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 15/16 in. (4.9 cm.) high, box Provenance Lantien Shanfang Collection, acquired in Taipei in 1992...

Price: HK$120,000 - HK$180,000
ca. US$15,332 - US$22,999

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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 a green tone with extensive areas of white alterations. 4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm.) high, box Provenance...

Price: HK$3,000,000 - HK$5,000,000
ca. US$383,319 - US$638,866

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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 other side. The stone is of a yellow tone with extensive areas of white alteration. 2 3/4 in. (7.1 cm...

Price: HK$200,000 - HK$300,000
ca. US$25,554 - US$38,332

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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 on the other. The semi-translucent stone has some reddish-brown and white inclusions with some dark...

Price: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000
ca. US$10,221 - US$15,332

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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 of the jade is carved with segmented sections representing the teeth of the animal. The top of the...

Price: HK$300,000 - HK$500,000
ca. US$38,332 - US$63,886

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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. The stone is of a fern green colour covered with extensive areas of beige alteration. 6 7/8 in. (17.5...

Price: HK$40,000 - HK$60,000
ca. US$5,110 - US$7,666

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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 Shanfang Collection, acquired in 1997 in Taipei...

Price: HK$30,000 - HK$50,000
ca. US$3,833 - US$6,388

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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 the top. The stone is covered by white alteration. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm.) long, box Provenance...

Price: HK$300,000 - HK$500,000
ca. US$38,332 - US$63,886

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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...

Price: HK$280,000 - HK$400,000
ca. US$35,776 - US$51,109

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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 Kong prior to 1999...

Price: HK$50,000 - HK$70,000
ca. US$6,388 - US$8,944

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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 Yangdetang Collection, acquired in Taipei in 1992...

Price: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000
ca. US$10,221 - US$15,332

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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 Taipei in 1992...

Price: HK$30,000 - HK$50,000
ca. US$3,833 - US$6,388

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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.) long, box Provenance Lantien Shanfang Collection, acquired in Taipei in 1991...

Price: HK$30,000 - HK$50,000
ca. US$3,833 - US$6,388

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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 Shanfang Collection, acquired in Taipei in 1991...

Price: HK$30,000 - HK$50,000
ca. US$3,833 - US$6,388

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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 registers are nearly identical with incised eyes above the mouth with fine cloud-scrolls and below a...

Price: HK$5,000,000 - HK$8,000,000
ca. US$638,866 - US$1,022,186

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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 four corners, comprising two long bars above a shorter bar and flanked by two incised circles...

Price: HK$300,000 - HK$500,000
ca. US$38,332 - US$63,886

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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 Kong in 1992...

Price: HK$30,000 - HK$50,000
ca. US$3,833 - US$6,388

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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, acquired in Hong Kong in 1997...

Price: HK$50,000 - HK$80,000
ca. US$6,388 - US$10,221

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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 Provenance Lantien Shanfang Collection, acquired in Hong Kong in 1992...

Price: HK$30,000 - HK$50,000
ca. US$3,833 - US$6,388

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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, acquired in Hong Kong in 1993...

Price: HK$1,200,000 - HK$1,800,000
ca. US$153,327 - US$229,991

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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 1997...

Price: HK$150,000 - HK$200,000
ca. US$19,166 - US$25,554

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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...

Price: HK$40,000 - HK$60,000
ca. US$5,110 - US$7,666

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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 corners, above a tongue pierced with a small aperture. 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm.) long, box Provenance...

Price: HK$50,000 - HK$80,000
ca. US$6,388 - US$10,221

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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 Hong Kong in 1992...

Price: HK$40,000 - HK$60,000
ca. US$5,110 - US$7,666

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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 Provenance Lantien Shanfang Collection, acquired in Hong Kong in 1997...

Price: HK$200,000 - HK$300,000
ca. US$25,554 - US$38,332

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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 Kong in 1993...

Price: HK$300,000 - HK$500,000
ca. US$38,332 - US$63,886

Date: 27 Nov 2019