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Subject:Turquoise Sculpture?
Posted By: Elena Tue, Oct 13, 2020 IP: 173.177.137.13

Is it turquoise stone? What is your opinion about quality/age of this sculpture? Thank you





Subject:Re: Turquoise Sculpture?
Posted By: mikeoz Wed, Oct 14, 2020

I'm not qualified to comment on your other sculptures, but this looks as if it could be lapis lazuli. You should get them checked by a jeweller or gem expert, not from hard to distinguish photographs.

Subject:Re: Turquoise Sculpture?
Posted By: Elena Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Thank you

Subject:Re: Turquoise Sculpture?
Posted By: Edmund Prinz Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Hello,
seems to be lapis. ( check and compare density )
Nice and detailed layout, fine smoothing; good proportions.
Age is hard to tell with no magnified, detailed fotos of the carving traces.
Greetings Edmund.

Subject:Re: Turquoise Sculpture?
Posted By: Edmund Prinz Wed, Oct 14, 2020

To be absolutely sure about the material , look for part-lines. ( in case of moldet glass - but i dont think so )
Put a lighter to a part of the figur, ( if you dare to )
Lapis will be unharmed, an artificial stone will melt / stink like some plastic.
Greetings Edmund

Subject:Re: Turquoise Sculpture?
Posted By: Elena Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Thank you very much for your advise. I will see what I can do.

Subject:Re: Turquoise Sculpture?
Posted By: Elena Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Thank you very much for your opinion. O am posting two more photos.





Subject:Re: Turquoise Sculpture?
Posted By: Mark Adams Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Impossible to determine by your pictures if your lapis carving is genuine or treated/other.
Judging by your images I believe your carving is from the 20th century.
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Subject:Re: Turquoise Sculpture?
Posted By: Elena Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Thank you for your information. I appreciate it


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