Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture (ca. 3400 – ca. 2200 BCE)
Diameter: 7.3 cm.
A Distinguished Chinese Collector
Important North American Collector
Exhibited & Published:
Weisbrod 30 Years, An Anniversary Exhibition, Spring 2002, Weisbrod Chinese Art, Ltd., New York, no. 1N.
Weisbrod 50 Years, An Anniversary Exhibition, 2021-22, Hong Kong.
The bracelet is of short cylindrical shape with a convex inner wall and slightly concave outer surface. The edges are squared off and all surfaces are polished to a high luster. Although a few spots of the original grey-colored jade remain, the bracelet has almost completely altered to a pure, creamy white.
A very similar, but slightly smaller bracelet in the Kwan Collection is published in Yang Boda, number 46. Another similar Liangzhu Culture bracelet that has not been altered, showing original yellow jade with grey suffusions, is in A Compendium of Chinese Jades, vol. 1, number 258.
Reportedly discovered in Zhejiang Province.