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Subject:Large Chinese Jade Carving
Posted By: Michael Tue, Aug 20, 2019 IP: 2600:387:8:f::ae

Hello, I recently forums this carving. Do you think its Jade? How old do you think it is? Thanks.







Subject:Re: Large Chinese Jade Carving
Posted By: Ernest Wilhelm Tue, Aug 20, 2019

This material looks like soapstone.
Ernest

Subject:Re: Large Chinese Jade Carving
Posted By: Michael Thu, Aug 22, 2019

Thank you for your help. It is appreciated.

Subject:Re: Large Chinese Jade Carving
Posted By: Mark Adams Tue, Aug 20, 2019

Appears to be soapstone as posted by the forums esteemed member, the living national treasure jade expert/dealer Ernest Wilhelm.
Subject matter lacks the luster associated with jade/jadeite. Also it appears to be dyed/treated.
Will scratch/mark very easily if soapstone.
Judging by the carving style and skill therein said IMO dates from the later part of the 20th Century
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Subject:Re: Large Chinese Jade Carving
Posted By: Ernest Wilhelm Wed, Aug 21, 2019

Thank you very much Mark.
Your comments, coming from a great master like you, are truly appreciated ! !
Ernest


Subject:Re: Large Chinese Jade Carving
Posted By: Michael Thu, Aug 22, 2019

Thank you. I appreciate the information offered.


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