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Asian Antiques2242 of 4175Jadeite stamp, ivory clasp, old with American name Lisa!? Silk Box? Chinese?Small Chinese/Japanese Porcelain Blue and White Bowl with Bamboo Design / Unknown Maker and Age
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Posted 2 years ago


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Found in Richmond bc alone old swamp it seems to be made out of ivory not sure though found it 5 min ago so don't want to try and clean till I find out what it is and how it should be cleaned

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  1. imander imander, 2 years ago
    looks like bone or ivory but could turn out to be resin, run it under the tap and or wash in water with a touch of washing up liquid, this wont hurt it. a lot of this kind of statues are found in the river thames in london as they were and still are thrown in as part of a festival/worship.
  2. musikchoo musikchoo, 2 years ago
    Looks like some kinda Buddha Statue. Very Cool !!
  3. Treasurehuntervan, 2 years ago
    Will wash it up and update photos
  4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    A toothbrush works well & gently for getting into crevasses.
  5. jwendell222 jwendell222, 2 years ago
    I think the base, rotated 90 degrees clockwise carries a slight variation of a four character Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Reign (1736 - 1795) mark. The figure appears to be the Chinese goddess of mercy Quan Yin, seated on a lotus blossom. The diaper at the top and bottom of the dais is typically Chines. Based on the face, my guess is resin based composition as imander suggested. Regards, jim

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