Pre-columbian jade necklace with figures

May 09, 2021. 21:02 UTC
Pre-Columbian Jade Necklace with Figures
United States of America


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I believe it is jade stone necklace with stone figures. Purchased in late 80s early 90s in Guatemala by my grandmother who collected antiques and unique pieces. The main figure appears to be a female (2 3/4") and the small might be a male (1 1/2"). There are 46 beads .


My Grandma who traveled to Belize in late 80s and 90s to do missionary work. She purchased it in Guatemala area. She was a collector of antiques and unique items.

Answered within 8 days
May 18, 04:03 UTC
By George

Fair Market Value

$100 - $250 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$300 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Jennifer,

Thank you for your help and patience.

The presented object appears to be a necklace with a probable pre-Columbian pedant or idol. The idol was made out of a greenish jade or jadeite stone depicts a male and is comparable with idols of the Mayan period. The surface shows traces of rubbing off and wear a long time which speaks for an authentic piece. The pearls of the necklace itself could be also a modern addition.
This piece is in good condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 100 to 250 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.

With kind regards,

Jennifer mckinney May 18, 11:37 UTC

Um i don't see an appraisal... so is it $0.

George May 19, 14:48 UTC

Dear Jennifer,

I am sorry for the delay in the appraisal. Did you receive the first message?

With kind regards,

Jennifer mckinney May 19, 21:15 UTC

Gotcha will do.

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