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Subject:Maori Jade club
Posted By: Josh Stout Mon, May 21, 2018 IP:

The Maori are a Polynesian people originating in Taiwan, so they are technically of Chinese minority origin. They brought their love of jade with them. The mere (club) is next to a jade axe from New Guinea for comparison. The closeups show tool marks of hand grinding.

True Chinese neolithic jades are hard to come by, but I thought it might be interesting to see details of something a bit further afield but still neolithic.

Subject:Re: Maori Jade club
Posted By: Ernest Wilhelm Tue, May 22, 2018

Thanks for posting them, they look great.
In which area are you located, and where is this Maori Jade club.
Ernest Wilhelm
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Subject:Re: Maori Jade Tiki
Posted By: Anthony J Allen Tue, May 22, 2018

I thought readers might like to see a pre-European New Zealand Maori greenstone (pounamu) nephrite hei tiki which sold at auction yesterday for NZD$4,400 (USD$3,300).

URL Title :Tiki

Subject:Re: Maori Jade Tiki
Posted By: josh stout Fri, May 25, 2018

I'm a professor in the New York area, and collect paleolithic and neolithic implements as one of my hobbies. I have given up on trying to collect such items from China, but stone age tool cultures are world wide, and have many areas of commonality. The mere (jade club) was a bit of luck. The modern ones are expensive, but the authentic antiques are even more so, and I had thought they were out of my league. I ran across this one and suspected it might be genuine, even though it was for the price of a modern one. After careful examination with a hand lens, and comparison to tool marks on other neolithic ground tools, I have guardedly decided it is genuine. I have posted it here as an example of neolithic tool marks on a jade that is relatively new (a few hundred years at most). I would love comments from anyone who can give insights on neolithic tool marks. I am also grateful for general comments.

Subject:Re: Maori Jade Tiki
Posted By: pipane Fri, Jun 22, 2018

Nice !



Subject:Re: Maori Jade Tiki
Posted By: Roberte Thu, Aug 27, 2020

hello to all personally sir I also find that your jade looks like a neolithic as much by the polish as by the way in which the hole is Persian. As for the second photos presented by pipane, I am sorry madam, I do not have the university titles of expert in jade but neither the drilling nor the way in which the jade is smooth seems correct to me. as for the small sculpture I do not think that this work is neolitical I have the impression that the object is even rescent.

but you must know more these hongshang objects are so rare ...
very cordially

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