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Hello, my name is***** am a certified appraiser and I authenticate ancient jade. I do see the photos you have uploaded here and I appreciate these. Can you please post a few photos of the piece......... I would like to see the underside of this piece and then a view of the top/front of his head where his eyes are. This will help me in determining the age and the creature that he is. I can tell he is ancient by the break down of the jade in the crystallizing that has taken place and the chicken boning that has begun within the jade. This item has been cleaned at one time and waxed which is common in ancient jades being sold through stores and auction houses. I prefer not to clean ancient jades as it keeps the aging authentic however either way does not hinder the value. You have a wonderful piece and I look forward to helping you on this item.
Thank you for the photos I have been in the hospital. I am now home recovering and will get this completed apologize for the delay.
the link above will tell you about the Han Dynasty. This jade lion is an ancient jade piece that stood guard inside a tomb to protect and guard the dead from evil spirits. The jade is Han Dynasty and the coloring of the jade was originally green. Over the thousands of years being in a tomb and water seeping over the jade the piece took in the minerals from the dirt within the tomb and changed the coloring to the jade you see today, which looks to be iron from the yellow and browning in the piece. The white spots within the jade are the first stages of of a phase called "chicken bone" This is a process that happens to jade over thousands of years and eventually the chicken boning turns the piece to dust. This will never happen in our lifetimes however it does eventually happen. This "beast" is a lion that protected the dead from evil entering his tomb and cause harm. These are rare to find in today's culture and hard to sell unless you find a collector of fine jade items. The carving shows his teeth and paws delicate facial carving and overall beauty to the item. The value for insurance purposes on the lion is 25,000.00 and if you were to sell him today the selling price would be 12,000.00-15,000.00 , He will only rise in value over time as ancient jades are one of the few items that does hold and raise in value over time. Rarely does a jade drop in value when you have the ancient pieces.
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