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Subject:Archaic Jade Bangle WITH PICS
Posted By: Casey W Wed, Mar 29, 2017 IP: 2607:fb90:1d7d:6a2b:

*** pics did not upload last go ***

Hi All,

New to this board but have found some real valuable information and I thank you all! I have a piece which I believe might be a piece of archaic Jade. I am a collector and dealer of antiques and do notice some serious age on this piece and a nice patina as well. I purchased it from another dealer who had some very nice Chinese and Japanese works and told me it was old and that he thought it was basalt. I could see the gelreen and red and put a flashlight to it and it is a beautiful green!

Anyone have an idea about what we might be looking at? Real, repro? I am sure with the amount of knowledge on here somebody might know! Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!


Subject:Re: Archaic Jade Bangle WITH PICS
Posted By: Ernest Wilhelm Fri, Mar 31, 2017

The bad news is that this looks very much like the tons af very large bangles, which came to Canada in 60-80 lbs. containers. Some of those bangles looked very good, but they had one thing in common, they were made from various types of Serpentine. A simple scratch test will determine that.
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