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Subject:Is This Snuff Bottle White Jade
Posted By: Dave H Mon, Jan 23, 2023 IP: 176.100.43.188

Cool to the touch, and a knife will not scratch it.
I believe this is Chinese. All opinions welcome. Thanks to all ....







Subject:Re: Is This Snuff Bottle White Jade
Posted By: Ernest Wilhelm Tue, Jan 24, 2023

What I can see from those photos, the item is off white quartz.
Ernest

Subject:Re: Is This Snuff Bottle White Jade
Posted By: Dave H Tue, Jan 24, 2023

Quartz off white is one I did not think of and it certainly falls in the hardness scale of 7 which a knife will not scratch.
Appreciate your input, thanks Ernest & have a good one .....

Subject:Re: Is This Snuff Bottle White Jade
Posted By: Mark Adams Wed, Jan 25, 2023

I agree with our esteemed member Ernest.
The bottle itself is a fantasy piece.
Its crudely carved and highly probable to be a tourist type carving.
I doubt very much that it's nephrite jade.
Regards,
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Subject:Re: Is This Snuff Bottle White Jade
Posted By: Dave H Thu, Jan 26, 2023

Appreciate your input Mark and I 100% agree it is a fantasy piece. I have reached out to a another just to get an opinion and it will be interesting what comes back. Will post if I get a reply.
Thanks again & have a good one .....


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