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Just a vintage looking and fairly common Fengshui piece (in East Asia at least).
This piece has better potential than others for quite some time. However, best to get it checked out in person by a reputable auction house. There are pieces out there molded by material that looks si...
The additional images kinda confirmed my doubts about the piece. The proportions of the piece concept (check out the eyebrows one longer than the other, very crude work) and what seems like obvious (a...
Pretty obvious fairly modern machine drill holes and nothing special about the material used. Probably a tourist or decorative piece.
Just to add, the white and red patches are commonly associated with burial. There are scammers in China who even apply such patches and bury in their backyards. Nowadays, the Chinese loot tomb locatio...
Do you have more pictures of the item from different angles? This will help to validate its authenticity. People often confused very old Jade as genuine archaic Jade, but they are mostly made to look...
I like the russet skin in one of the images, but need to feel the texture to be sure. They even fake such skins across east Asia. Should be newly carved, the edges look clean and smooth, hence not muc...
I see similar pieces in "antique shops" in Chinatown Singapore. Those colors are artificial.
Decent for a table top ornament, but I have some concerns of genuine pink Burmese jadeite going for that kind of price online.
How unfortunate. The burglar must be dumb, or you're lucky, to overlook this "treasure" and took your important documents instead. Pardon me but I am wary of such certificate of authenticity which can...
Well, to be frank, I find the carvings to be poor and only the inexperienced eye tends to be impressed. IF it is indeed jadeite, such material has little value after retail, not to mention the mediocr...
Late 20th to current at best. Huang Huali from mid-Qing seems far fetched.
What happened to the original certificate of authenticity?
New piece and not much age to it. Look at how the designs overlap the bottom double lines - not really skilled workmanship.
Not nephrite or jadeite for sure. The poor and crude carvings are typical of a modern reproduction. As such, the mark does not matter.
Yes, I believe I said something similar to Songwriter53's Asian bowl with a stamp mark abruptly applied (red flag that it was stamped as a modern repro instead of risk getting beheaded by the Emperor)...
Anyway, I do not think that the above is genuine. However, I aim to study drawing styles, pigments, glaze, bubbles and types of marks instead of promoting a piece with generic comments (that can be ea...
Pardon me Ilikeart, but this recent comment of yours makes me question your modern "Qianlong" piece (http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/100206-my-rare-ancient-treasure?in=1024) even further. You ...
Care to share what makes you think that it was made during Qianlong period? It looks more like a 20th century stamp mark which is still being applied onto random modern pieces until today. The ...
Seems like a typical "Da Qing Qian Long Nian Zhi" mark abruptly stamped on the base of what could be a vase instead. Pretty confident on the first four words, but the last two Nian Zhi looks weird. Su...
You can do a quick search on Google to compile how the marks are written on various Qing Qianlong antique pieces. Due to the severity of making mistakes in creating a masterpiece for the Emperor, genu...
The Chinese word "long" is incorrectly written for the "Qianlong mark". Logically, a genuine imperial piece will not allow that. I shared my thoughts, but why did you remove it?
Not bad and looks pretty lively given the size. Not easy to find this size I must admit. Probably mid-20th century or later. My first "Love" here in CW.
You are welcome. I took Higher Chinese in secondary school and junior college, so that I understand and being bilingual gives me an edge in researching this area.
In terms of verbage, I still have more to learn from you actually.
Real (as in physical) fake replicas to share and encourage false hopes - how is that wanting to learn? Seems like the people around here equate what you own to automatically being genuine or a bargain...
In response to you and Manikin's question on the deleted thread, I do not post my own collection because sharing of these images on the internet simply feeds forgers of modern reproductions, although ...
I am glad for those differences and being able to stay more objective actually.
I will be cautious in comparing like-for-like whether it is value or similarities to eBay's "antiques". Chinese style probably but far from Chinese Spinach Nephrite. Most of them are simply modern rep...
More likely bowenite, a type of serpentine.
A lot more to learn about Chinese Jade. This standard of carving is only worth something to the ill informed. Definitely NOT the highly prized jadeite or nephrite.
This kind of decorative pieces are really common in fengshui or "antique" shops along tourist streets. Highly doubt that they are Burmese jadeite or nephrite both commonly referred to as "jade".
Second that Stillwater. The "wood" looks awfully shiny and more like plastic. I am not convinced that the above is jadeite or nephrite. More likely a souvenir or decorative modern piece.
Sorry to disappoint but it is new. I would love to share the truth but from experience the details will be deleted anyway. =)
Just don't get your hopes too high. There are many Nephrite types that are worth little or nothing. Yours is nowhere near the quality stuff. Poor material generally leads to poor carvings, hence moder...
I'm afraid this is a typical example of touristy and decorative pieces. The body proportions are off and rigid legs reflect poor carving skills. Could be molded as well. Some sort of non-precious ston...
Not bad at all. If only there were more jadeite green and translucency to it.
Nothing Mexican, but poor (modern reproduction) imitation of popular motifs in Chinese Archaic Jade. Suspicious material, do not seemed like quality nephrite, and mediocre carvings to be frank. The tw...
Cute indeed. Don't think that it is that old though. If it was a quality piece of nephrite jade, I highly doubt one will paint on it without much skills. Wood base changes all the time, cannot really ...
Took a quick look at papa's list of eBay items, even his fake scepter is up for sale at a ridiculous price. All his Show & Tell(s) are meant to indirectly promote his "collection" while acting blur as...
Haha you are awesome Stillwater! Good luck to the sucker who buys his story.
Good luck with those pieces. They are common in East Asia and not difficult to find along "antique streets". Look more like modern reproductions than original or antique. Major flaw in this collection...
I have my doubts or it could be the lighting. The carvings look pretty new and mediocre to me.
What kind of ivory are you referring to? Does not show signs of old elephant ivory though.
The bottom is hollow all the way until the tip
The marks are different. Justanovice's "Auction Buy - 20 Years ago!" post shows four characters stating "Tong Zhi Nian Zhi" or made in Chinese Tongzhi ?? period (1862–1874). While nldionne's blur imag...
I'll be wary with porcelain coming from "Thai" origins, they do fake quite a bit back home. When you say bought it at a Chinese estate sale and gathering dust for years, how does one determine if it w...
toracat, what's with your father dying and Hospice? Sounds insulting imo. email@example.com
Hate to always be the skeptic, but the green beads do not look genuine jadeite or nephrite to me. What do you mean by tested + for jade? If those green beads are genuine Burmese jadeite (or other form...
Astute collectors should avoid such erotic theme for jade carvings with little or no value.