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Moonstonelov…'s loves161 of 12104Loetz Ausführung 237 JarLoetz "Neptun" Seashell. 8" wide. PN Unknown. Circa 1898
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    Posted 5 years ago

    Bergenpick…
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    Heavy goldfish stone paperweight. It's quite a mystery to me, I'm guessing it's a paperweight due to it's size and weight. It measures approx. 5" long by 2.5" wide. Weighs about 1.5 - 2 lbs. Love the marbling in the stone.

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Paperweight or sculpture :-)
      Nice carving!
      The stone seems to be russet soapstone.
    2. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      A koi fish are you sure not jade ?
    3. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      I guess soapstone is more accurate ?
      https://www.etsy.com/listing/177221765/chinese-hand-carved-vintage-soapstone?ref=related-1
    4. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      But I have seen that color Jade also
    5. Bergenpickers Bergenpickers, 5 years ago
      I haven't tested it yet, let me do that now.
    6. Bergenpickers Bergenpickers, 5 years ago
      Hmm... most of the fish came back as topaz. On some of the lighter spots it came back as jadeite.
    7. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      A little scratch test with a steel sharp thing in a hidden part will say!
      Soapstone is rather soft and steel will leave a white mark.
      Jade is very hard and steel will left a grey trace.

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