Lot 137. A jade bangle, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture (c. 3300-2250 BC); d. 9.6 cm, h. 2 cm. Lot sold: 327,600 HKD (Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022
of thick tubular form with straight, softly polished sides, the central perforation drilled from both ends, leaving tool marks on the interior, the calcified stone of a creamy beige tone with ochre-brown streaks.
Provenance: Christie's New York, 4th June 1987, lot 38.
Literature: Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1995, pl. 6:4.
Exhibited: British Museum, London, on loan, 1995.
Sotheby's. HOTUNG The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung: Part 1, Hong Kong, 9 October 2022