Featured carved jade ? pendant

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by charlie cheswick, Jun 23, 2021.

  1. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    good morning good morning

    something else i found in a charity shop yesterday, was on a rotton old cord type necklace, so thinking might not be, but worked out to be about 50p

    looks better in the light, not exactly well carved, but interesting

    gonna start taking pictures outside more in future:)

    any thoughts appreciated

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  2. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

  3. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

  4. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    Yes, think they are being a bit ambitious with that!
     
  5. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Hey Charlie, are you being Emmet Kelly today?
     
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  6. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    It seems I am bronwen, I didn't know who it was though:)

    Saw the image in the finding Vivian Maier documentary

    Amazing street photography, amazing story

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  7. PortableTreasures

    PortableTreasures Active Member

    Oh what a beauty! Your hei-tiki is carved from nephrite and looks to have a little age to it. That being said, it's quite crudely carved and most likely made for the tourist market. Really old, genuine hei-tikis (often with red-lined eyes, and always with smoother, more "fatter" or curved carving (don't know how to describe it--yours is flat; older tikis are more thicker and more dimensional) are not only rare but command impressive prices. Tikis are fascinating things and I really enjoy the ones in my collection: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hei-tiki
     
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  8. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Great bit of info, thanks PT

    The ones on the wiki page are pretty awesome

    Gonna be on the look out for a better one now
     
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  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    you'll need a bigger wallet for that better one , too !!:playful::playful::wideyed:
     
  10. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Oh I think I'll go significantly higher if I see one like that, maybe even a £1 :eek::)
     
  11. PortableTreasures

    PortableTreasures Active Member

    You should definitely keep your eye out for older ones--a lot of tikis were bought directly from Maori in the late 1800s by UK tourists who took them back to the UK. The tikis get passed down until everyone forgets what they are or understands their significance/value and they often end up at car boot sales...
     
  12. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    but then you're looking for things like this...
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  13. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Pretty damn awesome those

    They make mine look like a guitar pick in comparison :)
     
  14. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    at least it's better the one in housefuls photo..:inpain:

    but yes....the older ones rock....and they are often..large..
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  15. Dixon

    Dixon Member

  16. Dixon

    Dixon Member

    Your Tiki has a bit of value in New Zealand, people collect the old novelty Tikis,Even the little old plastic ones from the 70s/80s are relatively sort after. 50p sounds like a pretty good deal. I would of snapped it up. Enjoy
     
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