Chinese Green Stone Teapot

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by kardinalisimo, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

    The stone looks like what is known as spinach jade but I suspect it is not nephrite but something else. It is somewhat hard but I can scratch it with steel blade.


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  2. jackolin

    jackolin Well-Known Member

    could it be soapstone?
     
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  3. springfld.arsenal

    springfld.arsenal Store: http://www.springfieldarsenal.net/

    Test for soapstone by filling pot with warm water, if bubbles come from spout then....


    Nah, just kiddin'.

    But since very ordinary, utilitarian objects were made from the mineral, you can be sure that type of mineral isn't especially valuable and I'm guessing no one will get angry if you call it soapstone, onyx, Popeyte ('cause of the spinach), or whatever.
     
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  4. springfld.arsenal

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  5. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

    I think the stone is serpentine.
     
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  6. springfld.arsenal

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    Very likely
     
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  7. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    Not Serpentine. And who wound you up this morning, Spring?! LOL!
     
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  8. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

    Why not serpentine?
     
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  9. Leigh law

    Leigh law New Member

    I have the same set 4cups teapot and tray vhat is the value
     
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  10. KentWhirled

    KentWhirled Well-Known Member

    I think this set probably had a sticker that said "Not for food use." I don't think these have much value -- I have seen quite a bit of it in Asian gift stores.
     
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  11. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    I like the set Kard, .. Joy.
     
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