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    Posted 3 years ago

    freiheit
    (1184 items)

    I am completely out of my league here: I think it is carved jade and it might be a Chinese amulet.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks for looking:)

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    Comments

    1. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      This is fairly new. It's carved stone - or a lesser quality jade. I am not an expert on jade but I LOVE my Chinatown here in Los Angeles and see these there and at gemfaire. You can use it as a armoire skeleton key decoration (I have), ceiling fan pull (ditto) or a fob on a cell phone, decorating a zipper pull. Or, take it apart and use it for a pendant.
    2. freiheit freiheit, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much for your help, Mary. I also thought that it was rather new based on the cord, but I had no idea what it was supposed to be used for. I think I will put it on one of my cabinets - it will look just great. Thanks again, Mary!
    3. paris1925 paris1925, 3 years ago
      i've sold one, its called "pale jadeite" yours could be early XXth maybe from the 1930' but i'm not really expert in this items-)




    4. lentilka11, 3 years ago
      Love it! Beautiful
    5. freiheit freiheit, 3 years ago
      Thank you so much for your comments, paris1925 and lentilka11. I know nothing about this piece but I saw it at a church bazaar and liked it. I am very happy to see that I am not the only one who seems to like it or finds it worth looking at it:)
    6. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      paris1925 - it isn't that old. I saw a lot of these in China, 2007 and here in LA Chinatown - same silk knot and carnelian bead. Your's might have been much nicer. Another thing to look for to help date is the quality of the cord and knotting on older items is much finer, tighter, thinner cord than this and the carving would be smaller too, more delicate.
    7. fleafinder fleafinder, 3 years ago
      very beautifully shaped butterfly jade amulet there fre!keep it up!the green is so translucent too:))
    8. freiheit freiheit, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much for all of your comments. I will keep it, fleafinder:) And Mary, even though I would have preferred it to be older, I think you are correct. But because I paid $1 at a church bazaar (That's less than 75 cents US) I am totally fine with it. It will look great on the cabinet!
    9. lotsofoldstuff, 3 years ago
      Thank you for the link. Ours do look similar. I have another one I will post and see if we get any additional hits. I do know that mine was purchased long before 2007, not to say that they have been making for some time before.

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