2014_NYR_02830_2006_000(a_dark_green_and_buff_jade_bi_late_warring_states_period_western_han_d)

Lot 2006. A dark green and buff jade bi, Late Warring States period-Western Han dynasty, 4th century BC-1st century AD; 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) diamEstimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price Realized USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. 

Each side is carved in low relief with a field of comma spirals within an hexagonal grid pattern between inscribed line borders at the outer and inner rims. The dark green stone is now semi-opaque and has opaque areas of buff color, box, metal stand.

Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, April 1993.

ExhibitedCincinnati, Ohio, The Taft Museum, Cincinnati Collects 5000 Years of Chinese Art, 28 February - 20 April 1997, no. 5.

Property from the Jacob and Mary Stein Collection. 

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 20 - 21 March 2014