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Subject:Help interpreting Chinese characters on jade carving
Posted By: China Doll Wed, May 13, 2020 IP: 2600:1700:b392:4730:

Any help translating the Chinese characters would be most appreciated. It is supposed to be jade but I have not received it yet. Any input most helpful.







Subject:Re: Help interpreting Chinese characters on jade carving
Posted By: I.Nagy Thu, May 14, 2020

桂林叠彩山 - Guilin Diecaishan (Diecai Mountain)
Name of a scenic mountain N.E. of Guilin City (Guangxi) on the banks of the Li River.

With regards,
I.Nagy

Subject:Re: Help interpreting Chinese characters on stone carving
Posted By: Ernest Wilhelm Thu, May 14, 2020

interesting, now you suddenly don't know if it is Jade or not. Why not have it tested, before trying to advertise it as Jade.
Ernest

Subject:Re: Help interpreting Chinese characters on stone carving
Posted By: Mark Adams Fri, May 15, 2020

This carving is not jade. It's probably waxed Soapstone. These types of ornaments are widely available through tourist shops etc.
When you receive it, it will be easily identified by the softness of the material if it is soapstone.
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Subject:Re: Help interpreting Chinese characters on stone carving
Posted By: China Doll Fri, May 15, 2020

Many thanks for your help in translation I. Nagy. In response to Ernest's inquiries, I have identified the objects as were identified by the sellers. As I had not received them yet I could not run tests or ascertain the validity of the sellers claims. Objects that I receive that are not jade always go back to the seller. Thank you for your concern. By the way, the yellow jade snake chop seal turned out to be a softer mineral, likely a sickly pee-green serpentine. Well, like the Beatles sang: "Return to Sender".

Subject:Re: Help interpreting Chinese characters on stone carving
Posted By: Mark Adams Sat, May 16, 2020

Elvis Presley 1962.

Subject:Re: Help interpreting Chinese characters on stone carving
Posted By: China Doll Sat, May 16, 2020

To the great people who visit this wonderful forum. The last two posts that I have submitted for "jade" objects were objects that I had just purchased and had not received yet. Upon receiving both objects it was immediately clear that neither were made of jade, so I promptly returned both of them. You all have my solemn promise that I will not describe anything until I have received and determined what the object really is. Thanks everyone for your help and input ! To Mark: You hit the nail on the head ...it is exactly what you described !! Well, as the one and only Elvis sang in '62, "Return to Sender".


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