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Subject:Jade Mythical beast
Posted By: Maria Gregg Mon, Jun 10, 2019 IP: 2601:845:c100:2c9c:d

Hello, I have what appears to be a white jade? Mythical beast. Can someone help me with stone and age?







Subject:Re: Jade Mythical beast
Posted By: Ernest Wilhelm Tue, Jun 11, 2019

Perhaps you get a better answer with better pictures,
This item has been treated with some corrosive to make it appear to be a burial piece.
Ernest

Subject:Re: Jade Mythical beast
Posted By: Maria Gregg Wed, Jun 12, 2019

Thank you, I will try to take better pics, I not diappointed, I thought it might be fake...

Subject:Re: Jade Mythical beast
Posted By: Mark Adams Tue, Jun 11, 2019

I agree with Ernest reply.
I have seen a lot of similar items being offered as genuine..
Mass produced, colour treatment with very little skill in carving.
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Subject:Re: Jade Mythical beast
Posted By: Maria Gregg Wed, Jun 12, 2019

Thank you for your reply, I have another white stone carving, maybe some info on this too, please?





Subject:Re: Jade Mythical beast
Posted By: Ernest Wilhelm Wed, Jun 12, 2019

this carving could be jade. . where are you located ? A Specific Gravity test may be needed.
Ernest

Subject:Re: Jade Mythical beast
Posted By: Maria Gregg Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Hello,.
I'm here in the U.S., Tennessee. I will post better pics, thanks you for your time!

Subject:Re: Jade Mythical beast
Posted By: Mark Adams Wed, Jun 12, 2019

Hi Maria,
Sorry, you will have to post better pictures, especially facial features.
Also size and other.
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Subject:Re: Jade Mythical beast
Posted By: Maria Gregg Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Hello, thanks for your reply,
Am getting ready to post better pics......

Subject:Re: White stone boys
Posted By: Maria Gregg Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Ok, here are the pictures of the boys, I hope the pics are better, thank you guys for your help :)







Subject:Re: Jade Mythical beast
Posted By: Maria Gregg Thu, Jun 13, 2019

More angles of this piece







Subject:Re: Jade Mythical beast
Posted By: Maria Gregg Thu, Jun 13, 2019

And one final pic



Subject:Re: Jade Mythical beast
Posted By: Mark Adams Fri, Jun 14, 2019

Hi Maria,
Thank you for the additional pictures.
Judging from all your pictures posted I submit the following opinion.
Your item is highly probable to be that of nephrite jade. Not treated IMO based on colour and russet feature's.
Carving style and skill is good. Nice finish to head and other. On modern/fake items rarely do they bother finishing or detailing the facial feature's etc.
Your item is IMO what they refer to as a toggle. That is a hand-held finger item that has a cord/wooden beads attached and looped thru one of the end holes.
As to age. Difficult to ascertain by pictures only. I believe based on carving style probably predates Republican period. Have viewed similar to yours described as 19/20th century.
I note that the colour of your item is different from your first posting. Due to flash and or indoor/outdoor lighting.
A very nice example, enjoy!
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Subject:Re: Jade Mythical beast
Posted By: Maria Gregg Sat, Jun 15, 2019

Thank you so much for your help, Mark. I love this piece, I hold it all the time, it fits in my hand perfectly. The feel of this piece is almost velvety and so smooth, it helps alot with my anxiety but I always put it back in the box where it belongs. Thank you again, Maria :)

Subject:Re: Jade Mythical beast
Posted By: Larry Fri, Jun 14, 2019

Jade beast I have a jade beast that looks like yours . Could you tell me where you bought it? The one I have is modern .

Subject:Re: Jade Mythical beast
Posted By: Maria Gregg Sat, Jun 15, 2019

Hello Larry, I bought this on ebay about 23 years ago. Recently I sent pictures to an auction house and the person that looked at it said it was very nice,but he didn't say anything more. Never heard from the man again, go figure, it does seem to be the norm nowadays, mine is probably a modern piece also. Can I see pics of yours?


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