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    Posted 7 years ago

    mikelv85
    (1145 items)

    What a fantastic find this morning from Salvation Army. A really great horse sculpture made of some kind of stone and weighing in at a couple of pounds. Measuring 10" x7 " it's rather thin suggesting it may have started out as a 2" thick slab of the material.. It's a bit damaged but it still looks beautiful. There is one horse broken off at the very top which isn't really that obvious until you turn it around. You can see the remains of a tail on the last horse's flank. A bit of rear leg is also missing on the bottom horse. I was told by the cashier that someone passed on it earlier because it was too damaged and expensive. Oh well their loss...I'll take it ! Not sure what it's made out of. I know for sure it isn't a composite or resin. It has a variety of colors in it. Bits of red, gold, and white but mostly a gray green color. It does appear to be somewhat transparent. It could be nephrite. jade or even something that's not really expensive, but I love it. -Mike-

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    Comments

    1. pops52 pops52, 7 years ago
      For sure a fantastic find Mike! I love it!
    2. toolate2 toolate2, 7 years ago
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/97710-antique-chinese-carved-jade-horse-stampe
    3. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      All I can say Mike is WOW!
    4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Thanks racer4...That's what I said when I saw it on the shelf...lol
    5. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 7 years ago
      Mike, I believe this is a great piece...and nice score! I think the material its made from is a Jade like composite..with Jade like resin....its beautiful!
    6. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 7 years ago
      Mike, if its a choice between Jadeite and Nephrite...I choose the later. XO
    7. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Thank you Lee... The lady on the 20th century art forum said impure jade or soapstone but not very old. It isn't marked in any way either. I knew it wasn't soapstone. It's sad it's missing the top horse though, but I still think is wonderful.
    8. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 5 years ago
      was looking over your collection Mike...great eye you have Lad.... '-)
    9. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Why thank you Roy for the nice comment. :) This one's going back a bit. It is an amazing piece even with the damage.
    10. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Fantastic work of art, Mike, wow! :)
    11. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thank you Katherine :)

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