Lot 142. A small jade cong, Possibly Neolithic period-Shang dynasty. Width 4.4 cm, 1¾ in. Lot sold: 27,720 GBP (Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's.
the stone of a creamy white colour, carved as a ring with a large central hole drilled from both sides, with an animal straddling the outer edge, a small aperture drilled through the ring just below the animal's head.
Provenance: Christie's London, 12th December 1988, lot 238.
Luen Chai Curios, Hong Kong, 22nd December 1988.
Literature: Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1995, pl. 11:4.
Sotheby's. HOTUNG | 何東 The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung | Part II: Day. London, 8 December 2022