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Subject:Can Anyone Help Identify This
Posted By: Dan Wed, Nov 13, 2019 IP:

Hi there. I really do not know much about jade sculptures but I have had this piece for many years kicking around and I was trying to find some information on it. Can anyone help with it's origin and possibly date it?


Subject:Re: Can Anyone Help Identify This
Posted By: Mark Adams Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Hi Dan,
Very nice looking jade object.
This is Chinese white/khotan jade and probable carving based on just one picture of 19th Century.
A beautiful finish with appropriate weathering.
Highly desirable amongst jade collectors.
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Subject:Re: Can Anyone Help Identify This
Posted By: Dan Fri, Nov 15, 2019

Thanks for your knowledge. The back side is not so exciting but I will post a photo here of it also so you can see. I have not really polished it or anything. I just try to keep it dusted and clean enough. So you figure it was carved in the 19th century? That is pretty neat. My son plays with it a lot. If it is worth something though I probably don't want him playing rough with it though. How does one price something like this?

Subject:Re: Can Anyone Help Identify This
Posted By: Mark Adams Sat, Nov 16, 2019

Please do not let your child use this as a play thing!
Where do you reside?
Auction houses like sotheby's may have interest in your item.
From my own knowledge and observations I have seen similar to yours sell for anywhere between $750-1500+ AUD. Depending on the day and choice of auction house etc.
There are of course, a number of more recent copies similar to your selling via eBay/other for substantially less. But yours is not a recent copy. It is 19th Century!
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Subject:Re: Can Anyone Help Identify This
Posted By: dan Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Ha, I won't let him play with it anymore. I am in the US so I think that equals around 500-750$ here. It is nice though, I will probably keep it and take better care of it! I appreciate you identifying it for me and the value. Thank you! Maybe one day I will sell it to someone who can appreciate it more than me but in the meantime I will have a new love for jade art. ;) | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |