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Hello everyone, what is your favorite piece of jade?
Share your personal jade items)
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I don't have a particular favourite piece.
This early 20th century toggle is one that I use.
A late Ming early Qing carving depicting two ducks.
A white jade scholars rock from the 17th/18th century.
A large white jade censer. One of the first pieces of jade I bought back in the early 80's.
A rather unusual desk object. The jade is Later Ming. The silver mounts are by renowned silversmiths Edward.I. Farmer from the 1920/30's.
And finally a imperial jadeite jade Guanyin pendant. Certificate by G.I.A and weights 42cts. Highly translucent.
Hope you enjoy them.
Very beautiful! My family also received a piece of jade belonging to the Zhu imperial family. the beginning of the Ming Dynasty. We keep it as a relic
Loved the ducks and Guanyin
As I only own three small jade figures, I guess that it is easy for me to choose my favourite. I have previously shown my tiny, just 3.5cm long, jade recumbent Tianma. I am still searching for a similar one, but as yet I have not been successful.
An irregular shaped Bi Disc with Chilong.Nephrite,Apparently late 19th c which surprised me when advis by two top experts.
Great jade, now for the not so old. My late Mom's heavy 14K gold jade ring, nineteen-sixties gift from my late Dad, 14K gold bracelet, both American made, probably New Jersey. My late Mother-in-law's bangle which she bought in Asia, the necklace is either South American jade or Alaska jade, I gave it to her for Christmas about 1969, which means it did not cost much. The stone from an old piece of jewelry she kept and that I had reset in silver.
My Christmas 1965 gold filled locket, gift from my parents, tested as jade not marble (thanks Charles for the vinegar test, that was fun and thanks Mark for moss on snow name, which also applies to Mother-in-law's bangle). Mark was not sure if the necklace was jade, all I know is that it was sold as jade when I bought it and he thought the ring might be chrysoprase or other. The last group pin on left top is gold filled, probably New Jersey, old stick pin is not jade, probably prase or other with old river pearls (I like river pearls, my first summer job was on an excursion steamboat on the Mississippi, I sold tickets and then worked the souvenir stand on the ballroom deck, great job, visitors from everywhere), the little bamboo, seems like every friend I had over the years had one similar, the square one is set in gold, but Mark throught it was probably prase as well, I have quite a few of those old Japanese pieces of costume, some with the filigree work, that is gold filled and the little necklace is vermeil with robe buttons supposed to be from the time of the last emperor Puyi, sold by National Geographic catalogue in the wake of the popularity of the film.
@johnshoe, you are living in a good spot to come across lots of good old American Jewelry, as your neighbor New Jersey was the gold- and gold-filled jewelry making capitol of the United States. Krementz, probably the biggest producer. A great book about the jewelry making industry is The Glitter & The Gold, Fashioning America's Jewelry, The Newark Museum, 1997. I have some old Aesthetic Movement brooches from New Jersey and forties gold filled bangles and men's gold collar buttons and cuff links, especially at estate sales, keep a sharp eye.
P.S. Snow on Moss, I get that wrong every time, thanks Charles Bryan and Mark. The eyedropper of vinegar test to see whether jade or marble, if it is marble little bubbles will appear when in the drop when you look through your loupe, the drop will remain clear to the surface on jade. A caution was that if marble it will etch the stone, harmless to jade but make sure it does not touch the setting. They used jade in gold-filled jewelry in the fifties and sixties, not great jade, like Mark's Imperial Imperial jaidite, but Nephrite jade and lower quality jaidite was not terribly expensive. I saw some great stuff in Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing. I did not go to the Tokyo Museum, we had 3 children with us and I mostly just remember lots of walking to tire them out but I do remember that they did not cause a stir in Japan, in China groups wanted to have their photos taken with them.
I'll tell you about our subject, which I inherited from my parents. This is an overlay for a buckle for a rank belt. buckle in the form of a lying dog of the greyhound (Saluki) breed. Experts believe that this item was taken from the painting "Imperial Greyhound" by the court painter Li Di. This is a unique case. Since all the nuances are the number of ribs, vertebrae, color, dog breed, collar, ears, everything converges! Archaeological item from a burial (tomb). Period late 14th, early 15th century. There is an assumption that this item adorned the Xuande Emperor's belt, and this is supposedly visible in one of the paintings. But this remains to be seen. There are no analogues of this item in any private collection and in any museum.
Question to the forum participants: has anyone seen similar items with the same mount on the back? And in general, has anyone seen the same buckles with just such a mount? Just as much as we learned from experts, no one has seen this ... Thank you all in advance for your replies.
I have seen similar mount's or holes on the reverse.
I haven't seen a similar carving.
Threads in what way? Realistic carving? It’s just that dogs made of jade are not uncommon, but no one has seen them in this capacity, they say
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