Lot 194. A jade cong, Neolithic period-Zhou dynasty; 7.3 by 7.3 by h. 2.8 cm. Lot sold: 252,000 HKD (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022
softly polished, of low square form with plain straight sides, centred with a cylindrical perforation, the stone of a warm yellowish-celadon tone with caramel-brown inclusions.
Provenance: P.C. Lu & Sons, Ltd, Hong Kong, 11th November 1987.
Literature: Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1995, pl. 7:5.
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