A CHINESE JADE CONG Neolithic style of Western China
the plain rectangular vessel with a circular top and base, the extensively calcified stone with dark green/grey striations and creamy coloured mottling and other areas of pale biscuit stone, with a smooth matt polish and areas of old damage exposing the rough stone,
26cm high, on a patinated bronze stand
This cong belongs to a group usually attributed to Western China and dated between the Neolithic and Western Zhou periods. Similar examples have been excavated from Shang Quancun in Shanxi Province. These relatively plain cong may be compared with jades from Guanghan Sanxingdui in Sichuan Province.
Provenance: The Collection of the late Jean Claude Ciancimino (1931-2014)
Unsold (Estimate) £3000-5000 In The Asian Art - Sale Date 16th November 2017
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