Lot 5124. An archaic stone blade, fu, Neolithic period, possibly Eastern China, c. 3500-2500 BC; 12.1 cm, 4 3/4 in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 HKD. Sold for 22,500 HKD (2,662 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.
of slightly tapered rectangular form, the straight sides with gently bevelled edges, with a single circular aperture pierced at one end, the stone of a buff colour striated with parallel lines of various grey-green tones.
Provenance: Collection of Prof. Max Loehr (1903-1988), acquired in Beijing, October 1944 (according to Max Loehr's notes).
J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 1993.
Sotheby's Paris, 15th December 2016, lot 52
Exhibited: Chinese Archaic Jades and Bronzes from the Estate of Professor Max Loehr and Others, J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 1993, cat. no. 9.
Sotheby's. EYE/EAST, Hong Kong, 22 May 2020