Chinese jade picture

Mar 23, 2021. 01:52 UTC
Chinese jade picture
United States of America

Chinese antiques

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A Chinese jade inlaided picture into a wood background.


A friend, who died, gave it to me many years ago. Cleaning out my house and found it stored away. Wondered if it was worth anything>

Answered within 1 day
Mar 24, 18:41 UTC
By Leah I.
The specialist needs more information

Dear McClelland,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. So that I may best assist you, can you check if there is anything written on the back?


Mcclelland davis Mar 24, 21:54 UTC


Leah i. Mar 25, 15:10 UTC

This is an inlaid stone on wood plaque with traditional Chinese subject matter. Two butterflies linger over a trio of scholars. Each holds an object related to Chinese literati traditions: a staff, scroll, and a peach. There is rich detail in the different stones’ surfaces.

There is some damage to the surface of the wood, which will affect the value.

The Fair Market Value of this piece is between $100 and $150.

I have added links below to some auction results of items like yours. Some are more or less detailed and have more or less damage.

2 for $158

Mcclelland davis Mar 25, 18:25 UTC

Second look found a small 1/4 inch round sticker, with a printed '91' on it, down in a corner.

Leah i. Mar 25, 18:32 UTC

Hm. I'm guessing that's a serial number. It doesn't give me any more to go on with value though. I feel confident about the comparisons I found.

Mcclelland davis Mar 25, 18:45 UTC

Thank you.

Leah i. Mar 25, 19:23 UTC

You're welcome.

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