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Asian Antiques4668 of 9929Porcelain figurine "Japanese woman with basket of flowers"oriental style knife
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    Posted 6 years ago

    julius0019
    (27 items)

    I have never seen a stone like this. The etching almost resembles Arabic text. If anyone has any clue to what type of work, or material this is, I would be grateful for any information. It is so beautiful, but quite a mystery. I thank you in advance for any information on this piece...

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    Comments

    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      I am not sure but there was a Cameo on here with something like this material too. I thought ( maybe) like an amber that was carved == then added some type of ink rubbed into it to make the carving show up

      I really have NO idea....just guessing......????

      ...But if there is something there in Arabic, be kinda nice if it could be translated - just to know what it says......
    2. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Arabic writing, on carnelian stone probably.
      It seems the stone is older than the mount.

      https://www.rubylane.com/item/1275340-844/Vtg-Antique-Persian-Islamic-Turkish-Carnelian
    3. julius0019, 6 years ago
      You are amazing people to take your own personal time to help someone that you don't know. Thank you so much!
    4. IVAN49 IVAN49, 6 years ago
      Carnelian carved inscription,verses from Quran. Fineness .925 would indicate newer production unless somebody wanted an old carnelian set in silver (which I doubt). They are widely made in Turkey and elsewhere in Middle East (including reproductions of Ancient Roman carnelian intaglio). With modern equipment,e.g. high rotate speed dental drill it takes a couple of minutes to engrave the inscription. The pendant is nicely hand made.
    5. julius0019, 6 years ago
      Wow IVAN you offer expert knowledge; I am so impressed and feel so thankful to all the wonderful people on this site helping others unconditionally. You really are amazing, Thank You!

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