Description: comprising: a large Liangzhu-style mottled orangey-brown jade
cong; a pale celadon jade
cong, wood stand; a brown jade
cong; a large brown
cong carved with
taotie masks in low relief, wood stand; and a creamy-white Liangzhu-style jade
cong, fitted box
Dimensions: The largest: 22.5 cm, 8 3/4 in.
Condition Report: Large Liangzhu-style cong: this has an area of inconsistency (2.5cm by 2.5cm) to the stone to one side. Pale celadon cong - this has a 2.5cm by 1.5cm shallow chip to the top edge and further chips to the bottom edge. The creamy white cong: this has a 1.5cm by 3mm polished chip to the rim. The large brown cong: this is in good condition. The smaller brown cong: has some chips to the rim and foot.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Provenance: Purchased in Hong Kong between 1985 and 2001.
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