Subject:Re: tiny jade vase (H 2.36 inch),light yellow and russet spots, how old is it?
Posted By: Stefanie Riedel Tue, Jan 21, 2020
Ok, thank you very much for your answer!
I will find out when it arrives to me what material it is. But on the downside there are no cracks.
It looks very thin on the upper rim. Maybe this is the reason?
But also I think for such hard material as jade is, how could anyone become this part so thin and not to damage it.
Now I found out that these must be black spots, not russets. And that Chinese have turned jade wares into their tombs and when blood drips out of their body in course of decomposition the objects in the near were lying in it and while blood contains iron,
so could spring black spots (very short version)
But I don't know if this is counting for this little vase : D
Have not seen yet soapstone with these small black spots.
But maybe someone could have applied iron oxide pigments into the material.
I will send further pictures when it arrives and with another object to see better the size of it.