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  1. mmarco102

    mmarco102 MKleais

    Can anyone help with describing this piece of jade. Can it even be ID’ed?. I know there are several types of jade But I am still learning. A little dragon eating a gourd? Very strange to me why this piece was made.

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  2. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    It may have hung on a silk cord.
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  3. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    It may not be old.
    I go to some gem and mineral shows where there are Chinese importers with tables of carved pieces.

    @Asian Fever
  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Gorgeous, I would have bought it too. It looks like serpentine jade, a kind of serpentine that looks like jade. It also looks to have some age.
    Do you have a gemstone tester? It tests the hardness of the stone on the Mohs scale, and help determine if this is serpentine or jade.
    I'd say a little dragon resting on some gourds. They love a bit of r&r, like these on my snuff bottles, also resting on gourds:
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    As decoration for people who like little dragons resting on gourds.:happy:
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2018
  5. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    And where does your draon rest?
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  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It doesn't, it roams and roars.:D
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  7. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    Mine is too small for all that display; he just hisses and spits.
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