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AN AGATE CARVING OF A ‘PIG-DRAGON’

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Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000
ca. US$10,221 - US$15,332
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 2708, Views: 6

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 brown mottling. 2 7/8 in. (7.2 cm.) high, 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