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« on: September 02, 2016, 12:39:36 pm »

Dear Members,

I purchased this bottle at a local shop recently. It looks like white jade or perhaps bowenite. It is very smooth and well-hollowed. I would think it is very modern. Any thoughts?

Thank you,

Brian


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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2016, 02:30:29 pm »

Hi Brian,

It looks like Glass more than jade to me. Are you sure its Jade?  I am happy that if you can prove that I am wrong.

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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2016, 03:21:59 pm »

Your not mistaken Steven..  Sorry Brian, but this one is glass, and yes to modern..
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2016, 03:25:27 pm »

Brian,

If you have a scale you can do a specific gravity test to be sure.
Here are the directions:

http://www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com/jhbnyc/articles/specific_gravity.htm

Jadeite will have a specific gravity of around 3.3
Nephrite will have a specific gravity of around 2.95

Any lower than that and it's probably glass

And another quick thing I do is look at it with a 10x jewelers loupe - any bubbles means it's glass

Hope that helps,
Cathy
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2016, 03:34:35 pm »

Here are some more pictures. This appears to be the extent to which my camera can give detail. There are some slight inclusion and no air bubbles under magnification.


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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2016, 06:02:36 pm »

Hi Brian,

It is hard to see bubbles in opaque glass. Specific gravity test is best

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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2016, 08:37:50 am »

Another possibility is white quartzite. Snuff bottles of this stone began appearing in the 1980s. It is a cryptocrystalline type of quartz, often extremely white, and is quite popular for kitchen counter tops in SE Asia.   Wink
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2016, 02:56:58 pm »

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It is a cryptocrystalline type of quartz, often extremely white, and is quite popular for kitchen counter tops in SE Asia.

Yes!!!!!!! And I believe there are a number of contemporary stone and stone composite bottles out there on the market that are made from countertop scrap material.  I'm pretty sure I have an example.

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Yes!!!!!!! And I believe there are a number of contemporary stone and stone composite bottles out there on the market that are made from countertop scrap material.  I'm pretty sure I have an example.


I have several too, bought at Thai flea markets in the 1990s.  Cheesy

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