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AN EXTREMELY RARE THREE-TIERED JADE CONG

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Estimate: HK$5,000,000 - HK$8,000,000
ca. US$638,866 - US$1,022,186
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 2719, Views: 7

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 headdress with two horizontal ridges bordering a band of alternating cloud-scrolls and criss-cross pattern. The masks in the central register are more ornate and represent an animal mask with similar mouth below scroll-filled ovoid eyes with plain cicular centres joined by an arched area of similar scrolls. 3 1/16 in. (7.8 cm.) high, box Provenance Jinhuatang Collection, acquired in Hong Kong in 1997

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