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Subject:carved jade piece imitating a mirror with characters
Posted By: Jen Sun, Jan 26, 2020 IP:

Hi everyone,

I have this jade piece, and hoping if someone can help me on learning more about this. The piece mimics the look of the Chinese mirror, but I am a little stump on the subject matter. There is a mermaid and a depiction of what seems to be a representation of journey to the west characters. It is roughly around 2.75 inches in diameter.

I tried researching this, but haven't been able to find anything on it related to jade. I was hoping that maybe someone would know more about this subject, and/or how old this piece might be.

I have attached some pictures showing the front, back, and side.

Thank you for viewing, and any help would be appreciated!

Subject:Re: carved jade piece imitating a mirror with characters
Posted By: Mark Adams Mon, Jan 27, 2020

Hi Jen,
Your mirror or plaque is in my opinion probably serpentine. I base this on the matte like finish, colour, fake russet markings and the ever so slight blotchy/cloudy effect at the rim.
I also believe it is modern and would have been sold as a sort of tourist type ware.
Decorative value only.
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