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I was wondering what orgin a small statue/carving out of what i think is fire opal? any way to post pictures?

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It very old looks hand carved

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Its made from fire opal or some kind of stone

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My name isCustomerand I'd love to help.
Use the +Add Files feature next to the SEND button to upload photos of the item, including marks, labels or signatures.
The feature works best when you add ONE picture, put a word in the text box, hit send, then do the next.

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Antique Expert: Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 9 months ago

yes

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Antique Expert: Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 9 months ago

This is a hand carved Australian opal Kwan-yin figurine circa 1970's

with a value of $80 to $100 retail.

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