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A GREEN JADE CARVING OF A CICADA COCOON

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Estimate: HK$120,000 - HK$180,000
ca. US$15,332 - US$22,999
Price realised:  n. a.
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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 Shanfang Collection, acquired in Taipei in 1989

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: The Chang Wei-Hwa Collection of Archaic Jades, Part I - Neolithic Period
Date of the auction: 27 Nov 2019
Address: Christie's
Hong Kong