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LOT 140 - FAS0624

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Lot details

China, ca. 1600-1100 BC. The disc is chiseled with a large central aperture surrounded by a spreading ring rising above the encircling, flat disc. The semi-translucent stone of a deep russet color with brown areas and marbled with a fine network of creamy beige.

Provenance: U.S. collection. The authentication of this piece was conducted by Senior Fellow Gu Fang of the Institute of Archeology Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) on 1 February 2024, number 110100-17335, described as ‘Jade collar disc’, dated to the Shang period (1600-1100 BC), signed by Gu Fang, and notarized by Notary Noreen J. Lowery, New York. Gu Fang, born 1962 in Beijing, graduated from the Department of Archeology of the prestigious Beijing University in 1986. He later studied at the CASS where he is now working as a Senior Fellow specializing in Archeological excavations and research on Chinese Jades. Gu Fang authored several books on Chinese jades including 15 volumes on ‘The Complete Collection of Jades Unearthed in China’, one of the largest collections of Chinese jades to date.
Condition: Good condition, commensurate with age. Extensive wear, few small chips, signs of weathering and erosion. The stone with natural fissures, some of which have developed into small hairline cracks over time. The stone with a smooth polish.
External Expert Authentication: A copy of the authentication report from Senior Fellow Gu Fang of the Institute of Archeology Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) accompanies this lot and will be transmitted to the winning bidder.

Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: Diameter 11.6 cm

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Christie’s Hong Kong, 30 November 2020, lot 2712
Price: HKD 325,000 or approx. EUR 41,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: An opaque jade collared disc, Shang dynasty, c. 1600-1100 BC
Expert remark: Compare the related form. Note the color of the jade and larger size (13 cm).


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