Lot 2

A Chinese Late Neolithic jade carving of a bird, Hongshan culture, 4700 - 2900 B.C.

From castles and palaces - selected art and works of art from antiquity to the 20th century | A87p | Live auction | 245 Lots


Stylized bird of nephrite. Impressive by its reduction to the essential forms of a bird and its strict symmetry. The flat, broad figure served as a pendant, as the two holes on the back suggest. With age patina and traces of sintering. Intact. Height 5.2 cm. Width 5.5 cm.
Similar pendants have been found at Hongshan sites, such as Hutouhou in Fuxin, Liaoning province and a Balinyouqi in Inner Mongolia.
Cf. J. Rawson, Chinese Jades from the Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1995, pl. I:5.
Provenance: From a South German family collection, acquired by the father in China in the 1920s and 1930s.
Condition: II Questions about the lot?

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The auction includes 246 lots and starts on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 4 pm (CET). The pre-sale viewing will take place from September 19 - 24, 2020 from 10 am to 6 pm (CET).