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Posted by: Art Post Reply
05/31/2021, 12:37:19

A friend bought this in SF Chinatown back in the 70s. It was told to him that it was old then.

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Reminds me of pit-fired pottery (in a good way)
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05/31/2021, 19:57:14

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Posted by: o2 dark Post Reply
06/01/2021, 04:51:11

Serpentine, I'm sure the stone is old.



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Posted by: abhaya Post Reply
10/20/2021, 20:15:40

At least its from the 70s. Neither the color or carving suggest this is jade has any significant age. To me looks like some sort of dyed stone. An old carving or even a credible copy should have sharp edges.



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Posted by: frank Post Reply
10/21/2021, 16:15:57

It looks like quartz or quartzite that may have been heated and quenched then dyed. That cracking pattern is far from typical of jade. Thousands of years of fakes I imagine.



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