Lot 2008. An archaistic green jade disk, bi, Qing dynasty. Estimate USD 40,000 ~ 60,000. Sold for US$ 43,750 (€40,501). Photo: Bonhams.
Carved on both sides, the disk centers on an aperture delimited by a plain border, encircled by a wide interior band of circular studs arranged in a grid, surrounded by an outer band decorated with four taotie masks linked by archaistic phoenixes, the edge of the disk carved with a inscription in regular script. 9in (22.9cm) diameter
Note: A similar archaistic bi disk, dated Qianlong period, acquired in China in the 1930's, was sold at Christie's, Paris, 19 December 2012, sale 3522, lot 45..
Bonhams. CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, New York