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Lot 194. A jade cong, Neolithic period-Zhou dynasty; 7.3 by 7.3 by h. 2.8 cmLot 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.

ProvenanceP.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