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Jade31 of 95not sure carved jade thingsJade but not cold enough???
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Posted 2 years ago


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I saw this today in a new antique store. Was pricey for my taste and I have no idea what the marking reads. Anyone?

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  1. jwendell222 jwendell222, 2 years ago
    Hi, what you have is a stamp for impressing a seal in wax or the like. So the image you are showing is reversed. If you want to present the mark in a more readable form, you can melt a colored candle (red seems to work best), pour a thin layer on aluminum foil backed by a hard surface, and make an impression. Photograph the impression, it can be posted using the edit function. It does not appear to be dynastic. It could be anything from a personal signature to an official seal of some sort. There are some CW members who weigh in on jade/not jade, so perhaps you will get some comment there. Regards, Jim
  2. sarainmass sarainmass, 2 years ago
    Wendell thank you very much. This is helpful.
  3. davezquanw davezquanw, 2 years ago
    Not nephrite or jadeite for sure. The poor and crude carvings are typical of a modern reproduction. As such, the mark does not matter.
  4. sarainmass sarainmass, 2 years ago
    Thanks Dave :)

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