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Posted 3 years ago


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The height is about 6-8 inches but its a type of stone that is kind of transclucent, it is very nicely designed but I think it is very rare because its a carved stone that I have no idea what type it is, the stone itself looks a little opaque. If you have any idea what it is email me at

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  1. jwendell222 jwendell222, 3 years ago
    Hi, this is very likely soapstone. The mauve and black is frequently seen in carved chess sets from Korea. You should be able to scribe a line with a sharp knife on the base, as soapstone is quite soft and will mark easily. Regards, Jim
  2. ziggy1, 3 years ago
    thx for the info u know how old is this statue or is it very common find ..
  3. jwendell222 jwendell222, 3 years ago
    Hi, ziggy1, if there is not some marking on the base, which there dosen't usually seem to be, there's no way I know to determine the age. I have several pieces and only one small carving has any indication of a date: 'San Diego Exposition' in very fine gold filled (probably paste) script on the side. This would place it in 1917 or c. 1935. As to common, all I can say is that it's the only one that I've seen. Perhaps someone else will recognize it. Good luck, Jim
  4. ziggy1, 3 years ago
    thx jim

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