Jade Awl Needle Shape Pendant Liangzhi Ex: Christie's 1987

Regular price $16,500

Chinese Archaic - Neolithic - Liangzhu Culture Awl or Needle Shape Pendant. Elongated Rectangular Shape. With A Carved Hole Through Its Top. Calcified Patina. Southeast China. Approximately 3 3/4" Long.

Purchased Christie's New York - December 10, 1987 - Lot # 51:
AN AWL-SHAPED JADE PENDANT
LIANGZHI CULTURE, 3rd MILLENIUM B.C.
The slender cylindrical fitting with a rounded end, the other with a conical projection pierced through from the side, the stone a pale gray-green with overall calcification - 3 3/4in. (9.5cm.) long

Compare the slightly shorter and thicker pendant unearthed in 1980 from Erlitou, Yanshi county, Henan, and illustrated in Kaogu, 1983, no. 3. Pp 203-204, fig. 10:4, pl. 1:2
Price Realized $1,320.00

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For A Similar Awl Shape Pendants:
Christie's New York - The Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Volume VII - Chinese Works Of Art - Online March 27th, 2015 - Lot #8258

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For A Similar Awl Shape Pendants:
Christie's Hong Kong The Chang Wei-Hwa Collection of Archaic Jades, Part I - Neolithic Period November 27, 2019 - Sale # 17742 - Lot #2727.
A JADE NEEDLE-FORM ORNAMENT
LIANGZHU CULTURE, CIRCA 3300-2200 BC
The ornament has a square cross-section and tapers gently towards the top ending in a square pyramid. The lower section of the exterior is divided into four registers, each is finely incised with a stylised mask at each of the four corners, above a tongue pierced with a small aperture.
4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm.) long, box

Provenance
Lantien Shanfang Collection, acquired in Taipei in 1992
Estimate
HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000
Price realised HKD 250,000 - 31,936 USD

For A Similar Example:
The Harvard Art Museum:
Object Number 1943.50.399;
Title
Pointed Jade Peg or Pin
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
stylus
Date
c. 3300 BCE - c. 2000 BCE
Period
Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, c. 3300-2200 BCE
Medium
Mottled olive- and cream-colored nephrite
Dimensions
L. 11 x Diam. 0.8 cm (4 5/16 x 5/16 in.)
614 Pointed Peg, or Pin

Mottled olive- and cream-colored jade, fashioned as a tapering round rod with conical point and recessed perforated head. Date uncertain; probably pre-Han.