Lot 4. A very rare jade disc, bi, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24). Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 120,000 (€8,600 - 13,000). Sold for HK$ 100,000 (€10,782). Photo: Bonhams.
Provenance: The Sze Yuan Tang Collection
Note: This type of bi disc with three pointed hooks is rare, and it is possible that originally it was designed with an inset decoration at the inner hole. See a slightly larger bi of similar form and proportion, excavated from the tomb of the King of Chu in Shizishan, Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, in the Nanjing Museum, illustrated by Gu Fang, The Pictorial Handbook of Ancient Chinese Jades, Beijing, 2007, p.231.