Archaic Jade

 

 

Owl-faced bird pendant; Jade; Hongshan culture (4,000 - 2,500 BC); China. 2.7 inches (6.9 cm) long.

 

 

A fish-form pendant with areas of brown markings and slight alteration; Burial jade; Hongshan culture (4,000 - 2,500 BC); China. 4.25 inches (10.8 cm) long.

 

 

Slit rings, delicately-carved and carefully bevelled at edges; Jade; Neolithic period; China. 2.1 inches (5.3 cm) wide.

 

 

A fine burial bi disc altered to a creamy beige tone with areas of original greenish color; Burial jade; Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, circa 2500 BC; China. 5.88 inches (14.9 cm) wide.

 

A burial jade pendant in humaniod form with slightly bended knees upon which resting both of his palms; late neolithic/early Shang period; burial jade; China. 2.25 inches (5.7 cm) high.

 

 

Jade "cong" of mottled brown and lime green, good color, Zhou dynasty; Zhou dynasty (1100-256 BC); China. 2.1 inches (5.3 cm) wide.

 

Rare huang-form buirial jade pendant incorporating the double tiger design with relief spirals and a central perforation for suspension; Eastern Zhou period (5th/4th century BC); China. 4.5 inches (11.4 cm) wide.

 

 

 

A burial jade pendant in the form of two juxtaposed crested dragons coiled around the flattened shield shape of an archer's thumb ring; Eastern Zhou period (5th/4th century BC); China.  

 

Stylized dragon pendant; C-scroll pattern; mounted on plexiglass stand; Burial jade; Spring and Autumn period; China. 2 inches (5.1 cm) wide.

 

Dragon pendant of burial jade with elegantly-undulating serpentine body terminating in a bifurcated tail; stylized limbs with raised hexagonal grain pattern; Spring and Autumn period; China. 2.5 inches (6.4 cm) wide.

Pendant in the form of a rouching mythical feline with strong pose; incised curvilinear patterns; almost complete alteration with traces of red burial powder; Burial jade; Spring and Autumn period; China. 2.4 inches (6.1 cm) long.

 

Last updated 20/05/2004  Michelle Lin