JADE CARVED BOWL JADEITE
Stunning Jade Carved Bowl Jadeite. Slightly translucent with a high polish for drinking Green Tea, holding sauce or display this is an outstanding piece. Comes with a thick Jadeite base for practicality and display. We purposely went to Myanmar and picked this Jade Bowl.
Bowl D8cm x 4.2cm, 140g.
Base D6cm x 1.5cm, 135g.
The Name Jade
Jade is a name that was applied to ornamental stones that were being brought to Europe from China and Central America. It wasn’t until 1863 that it was realized that Jade was being applied to two different minerals. The two minerals are both exquisite for the purposes that jade is put to task and are hard to distinguish from each other. Now both are called Jade.
Today jade is still valued for its beauty. Its many colors are appreciated, but its the emerald green color that jadeite produces so well, that is highly sought after by artwork collectors. The emerald green jade called “Imperial Jade” is colored by chromium. Other colors are influenced by iron (green and brown) and manganese is thought to produce the violet colors. Nephrite is found in few colours black, green and creamy white, while jadeite can have the full range of jades colors.