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Japanese or Chinese Green Stone Bowl~4" diameter~Very Thin & Translucent Walls

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Posted 4 years ago


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Hello Friends,
I picked this up on Friday at the end of a day which didn't yield much, but it was a wonderful day.
This is a beautiful bowl, approximately 4 inches in diameter, with very thin, translucent walls.
I assume it's stone, but I don't know what type.
The irregularities/inclusions are incredible, with some transparent spots making it appear to have holes in it.
Chinese?, Japanese?, Stone?, or old, not sure.
Any ideas?
Thank You,

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  1. Stillwater Stillwater, 4 years ago
    Chinese, they dye other hardstones to imitate jade and carve them in the manner of 18th and 19th century pieces
  2. Budek Budek, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the Love MustangT, and Thank You for the comment, Stillwater, it's a big help.
    Best wishes to you both,
  3. Budek Budek, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the love Inky!
  4. Budek Budek, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the look and love, Kevin
  5. Budek Budek, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the looks and love, Moonstonelover and Petey!
  6. Songwriter53 Songwriter53, 4 years ago
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  7. shrine shrine, 4 years ago
    Stillwater -- believe or not, ancient chinese had started dying jade to improve jade grade. The great emperor Qianlong, who is famous among porcelain lovers, ordered to make dyed jade artifacts for himself. We can still find them in the Palace museum now days. So a fake jade is not necessarily a fake antique.
  8. Budek Budek, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the love, Songwriter, much appreciated!
    and Thank You for the fascinating information, shrine.

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