The Chang Wei-Hwa Collection of Archaic Jades, Part I - Neolithic Period

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Datum der Auktion: 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

Los #: 2701

Schätzpreis: 40.000 HK$ - 60.000 HK$

Datum: 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, 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

Los #: 2702

Schätzpreis: 40.000 HK$ - 60.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2703

Schätzpreis: 120.000 HK$ - 180.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2704

Schätzpreis: 260.000 HK$ - 400.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2705

Schätzpreis: 120.000 HK$ - 180.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2706

Schätzpreis: 3.000.000 HK$ - 5.000.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2707

Schätzpreis: 200.000 HK$ - 300.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2708

Schätzpreis: 80.000 HK$ - 120.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2709

Schätzpreis: 300.000 HK$ - 500.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2710

Schätzpreis: 40.000 HK$ - 60.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2711

Schätzpreis: 30.000 HK$ - 50.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2712

Schätzpreis: 300.000 HK$ - 500.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2713

Schätzpreis: 280.000 HK$ - 400.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2714

Schätzpreis: 50.000 HK$ - 70.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2715

Schätzpreis: 80.000 HK$ - 120.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2716

Schätzpreis: 30.000 HK$ - 50.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2717

Schätzpreis: 30.000 HK$ - 50.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2718

Schätzpreis: 30.000 HK$ - 50.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2719

Schätzpreis: 5.000.000 HK$ - 8.000.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2720

Schätzpreis: 300.000 HK$ - 500.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2721

Schätzpreis: 30.000 HK$ - 50.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2722

Schätzpreis: 50.000 HK$ - 80.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2723

Schätzpreis: 30.000 HK$ - 50.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2724

Schätzpreis: 1.200.000 HK$ - 1.800.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2725

Schätzpreis: 150.000 HK$ - 200.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2726

Schätzpreis: 40.000 HK$ - 60.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2727

Schätzpreis: 50.000 HK$ - 80.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2728

Schätzpreis: 40.000 HK$ - 60.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2729

Schätzpreis: 200.000 HK$ - 300.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019

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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

Los #: 2730

Schätzpreis: 300.000 HK$ - 500.000 HK$

Datum: 27.11.2019