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Subject:Jade carving I recently acquired, have no idea of its age
Posted By: Jon Thu, Jun 10, 2021 IP: 2600:100c:b020:6204:

Any help identifying this carving would be appreciated. I spent a few hours reading up on jade trying to identify it but no luck. It’s a small carving about 2 inches tall.







Subject:Re: Jade carving I recently acquired, have no idea of its age
Posted By: Mark Adams Sat, Jun 12, 2021

I think it's a chilong.
Based on your images your carving is modern and highly probable to serpentine and not jade. It's been acid treated.
Decorative value only.
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Subject:Re: Jade carving I recently acquired, have no idea of its age
Posted By: Jon Sat, Jun 12, 2021

Interesting. Thanks for the reply Mark. I purchased this with a small lot of Jewelry for $15 among several lots of jewelry, ceramics/porcelain and other Asian items that I purchased from an Asian art museum gift shop that was attached to a well known University. They moved the museum and closed the gift shop. The gift shop had this priced at $2,100.


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