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Quality of this jade (seal)
I bought a jade seal yesterday for not much money, I know it's modern, I don't have it in hand yet but I trust the auction house that made in jade and not in serpentine (but to be checked), I would like to know if from the photos you can tell me if the jade is of good quality or not?
Size is 8cm x 8cm x 8cm
Nice. As long as it wasn't expensive. You can always make a density test to ID the material. Possibly jasper for the seal?
Average quality nephrite jade. The quality of the carving is actually good. But it's a modern interpretation.
Was just viewing woolley and wallis upcoming auction and saw this.
Described as Qing or later.... It's later.
Hefty estimate of £2000-3000.
Gentlemen, thank you for your messages.
Mark, thanks for this example, I actually compared to similar seals, mine seems correctly sculpted I agree.
I'm amazed to see such high estimates for modern things, I've seen a few results for seals described as 20th, some sell for very high prices, I imagine it's the quality of the stone and the carving that are doing this.
@crazy-frenchy Spink and Son regularly sells 20th century seals. This auction house is a stomping ground for English collectors and resellers, many of whom have a talent for promoting.
I find the jade seals at Wooley & Wallis are interesting. So I allow myself to post the links.
I personally like this one.
But it would probably be Yuan dynasty rather than Ming dynasty. A related seal at Christie's.
Sold for $40,000 plus premium, so bidders probably also thought it was Yuan dynasty ...
Pound not dollar. And this seal reading Heshuo Heng Qin Wang bao sold for £17,000.
A seal carved with the same script was sold for hk$6.5m at Sotheby's.
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