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Subject:Archaic Nephrite Dragon Incense Holder? Need Help Identifying
Posted By: Dave Sun, Apr 04, 2021 IP: 68.1.172.169

Hello, I have this archaic style dragon or pixiu carving that I believe is green nephrite jade as it appears to be a hard stone and not soapstone. The object measures approximately 5" tall by 10" wide. There is a small circular depression at the top where it looks like it might hold an incense stick, but I am not sure. Does anyone know what style or period this might be from and if it is indeed a type of incense holder? Any information or opinions are welcome. Thank you!







Subject:Re: Archaic Nephrite Dragon Incense Holder? Need Help Identifying
Posted By: Ernest Wilhelm Mon, Apr 05, 2021

This one looks like Serpentine, Last Century. Correct hardness test will tell.
Ernest

Subject:Re: Archaic Nephrite Dragon Incense Holder? Need Help Identifying
Posted By: Mark Adams Tue, Apr 06, 2021

Said has been heavily treated. It's a modern interpretation.
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