Floral & Birds Hand Carved CHINESE White & Apple Green JADEITE Covered Urn Pot Opium Jar. This Urn Measures: approximately 76mm wide X 95mm tall X 42mm thickness. This piece is tested and appraised WHITE JADEITE with Apple Green Splashes. The Carvings are Peony Flowers and Birds on Vines. The top is also carved with the same Birds and Flowers. This piece has good polish and orientation of the Apple Green Color being carved into the Flowers and Birds. The Back is Highly carved in White Jade Flowers and Vines of each Flower. This piece sits upon a small, fitted and carved Rosewood Base. The term jade is used for two different minerals, jadeite and nephrite. Only jadeite has value as a gem material in and of itself. For jadeite, the intensity of the green color, combined with a high degree of translucency are the key factors in judging value. Stones which are too dark in color or not so translucent are less highly valued. Ideally, color should be completely even to the unaided eye, without spotting or veins. Another important factor in evaluating quality. The best jadeite is semi-transparent… As is this item on this listing. Next to certain rare colors of diamond (such as blue, pink and red), jadeite is the worlds most expensive gem, with prices above even ruby and sapphire. The record price for a single piece of jadeite jewelry was set at the November 1997 Christies Hong Kong sale. These auctions clearly show that jadeite is among the most valuable of all gemstones. Jade is considered the Stone of Heaven and is thought to provide a bridge between this world and the next. I HAVE TRIED TO DESCRIBE ALL MY ITEMS AS HONESTLY AND ACCURATELY AS POSSIBLE. MORE PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. As illustrated, with general wear as expected with an item of this age. However, if you a re thoroughly unsatisfied you may contact me and discuss the situation. The absence of a complete condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. The item “Floral & Birds Hand Carved CHINESE White & Apple Green JADEITE Urn Pot Opium Jar” is in sale since Wednesday, March 25, 2015. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Pots”. The seller is “american-heirlooms” and is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Color: Yellow and apple green
- Type: Pots urns
- Primary Material: Jade
- Region of Origin: China
- Original/Reproduction: Original