Featured Looks Like Jade; Finely Machined & Polished Mineral Bowl

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by wlwhittier, Jan 8, 2023.

  1. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    4" rim diameter, 1 1/2" foot diameter, 1 7/8" high; ~0.058" wall thickness. It weighs ~45 grams.
    I don't believe it's antique, or even vintage, having seen a few others very similar, fairly recently. It is unmarked, an' becomes a mottled, less translucent gray under UV light.
    What's your take on the stone? Are these from China, or another Asian country? Thanks for lookin'!

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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    it does have a nephrite look to it......

    but I'll be darned if it doesn't also look like glass.......

    photo's can confound sometimes ...:confused::confused:
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  3. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    Probably seems like glass due to the highly polished surfaces...everywhere on it!
  4. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    Do you know anyone with a gem tester?
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  5. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    That's what I was thinking. It's so shiny I'd want to take a gem tester to it. Even a cheap diamond tester will register "glass" or rule it out.
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  6. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    They look very similar to the spinach jade bowls I had a while ago. Sold them a few months back.
    I did post them on here.
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  7. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    No...'tho I've considered getting one myself.

    If this is glass, it is the most unusual glass in my lifetime experience!
    I don't believe it is...but without some manner of test, cannot say conclusively that it ain't. The UV change seems to preclude glass, 'tho...
  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    still, that's a heck of a lot of jade to cut away......to make that design so thin....

    do u have a shot, from the side...of the whole piece?
  9. TallCakes

    TallCakes Well-Known Member

  10. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    No, but for you I'll arrange it, komo...gimme a few hours.
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  11. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    Not yet...'tho I looked at the WorthPoint link an' found something like 600 of 'em! Many match mine closely, so that's what I'll be calling it from now on. It's a keeper for me, so it won't be sold. Thanks for the tip!
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  12. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    well, I'll be....

    it does indeed look like those..........:happy:

    I think the ... 1 1/2" foot diameter,...was also throwing me off.......;)
  13. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    As requested, good sir!
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  14. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    that's the pic I needed to confirm.....imo....Tallcakes find...
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  15. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Yeah great job tallcakes
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