Antique Chinese Black Jade 2 Beast Bowl – Hongshan / Neolithic period
Unique piece, a black jade bowl from China, thought to be carved in the Hongshan / Neolithic period. It has an excellent carving that really conveys the aesthetic. The jadeite shows some wear [there is a chip on the rim of the bowl], as would be expected from a piece with this much age on it, but is largely in good condition with no cracks or structural damage. It measures 8 inches long; 5 inches wide; and 2 1/2 inches tall.