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Jade: 5000 B.C. to 1912 A.D.: A Guide for Collectors
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Jade: 5000 B.C. to 1912 A.D.: A Guide for Collectors (Hardback)

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Prized the world over, jade has been considered a sacred stone with miraculous powers since prehistoric times. In ancient China, jade was regarded as the most important physical substance on earth. This invaluable book traces the chronological use of jade carvings in China, including primitive utilitarian tools, fascinating ceremonial objects, beautiful ornaments, and intricately designed sculptures. Lavishly illustrated with over 900 colour photographs, it features a wide diversity of examples and helps today's collector identify different types of jade and their period of carving -- ranging from neolithic times through the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). Also discussed in less detail are jade carvings from India, New Zealand, and pre-Columbian civilisations such as the Mayan, Toltec, and Aztec. Tips for determining the age and authenticity of jade carvings are provided, along with current values for all items illustrated. This indispensable reference will appeal to all collectors and admirers of jade and the Oriental arts.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyAntiques & collectablesElectronic devices, Scientific & musical instrumentsArt, Fashion & PhotographyAntiques & collectablesJewellery incl Buttons & PinsArt, Fashion & PhotographyAntiques & collectablesReference & buyer's guides Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 01/01/2004 ISBN-13: 9780764319440  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Dr. Mircea Veleanu is a dedicated scholar of the oriental arts who has spent more than thirty-five years collecting, researching, and classifying oriental antiques and antiquities.

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