This resource is part of the Museum Snapshot collection- a collection of smaller resources perfect for starters, plenaries or spare moments to explore something fascinating. This is an axe dating to the Neolithic period. It is made from a type of hard stone called jadeite. It is thought that Neolithic peoples considered certain stones sourced from difficult to reach places, such as high up mountains, to have special supernatural powers. Perhaps they thought a little bit of that supernatural power would rub off on whoever owned a Jadeite Axe. Neolithic Jadeite axe. It is a beautiful, highly polished object and it would have taken a long time to make — days rather than hours. During the Neolithic age, axes made from stone and set into a wooden handle were a key part of humans toolkit. Use a map to find Italy.

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Dating to c. This jadeite has been tested. The beauty here is not just in the quality of the jadeite, but in the meticulous hand-carving that covers every surface of this special estate bangle!

A jadeite work dated by a dealer to an early historical period is not believable. A literary theme developed in the eighth century A.D. cannot appear on an earlier.

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An eBay search for Fire King Glass will produce thousands of results for this popular glassware. Fire King dinnerware, bakeware, and other dishware was often given as a premium in bags of flour or given away at gas stations. It could be purchased at grocery stores, dime stores and hardware stores. This collectible glassware comes in many colors and patterns.

Its earliest uses date back to the Stone Age, when civilizations painstakingly Jade stones are comprised of two separate minerals: jadeite (a.

Most Fire-King pieces were marked, but some were not marked. Marks were changed over time. During these transitions more than one mark would be used. The style of anchor logo may help establish the manufacture period. Any long-running highly produced pattern will go through a number of different moulds. Moulds acquire cumulative layers of glass with each use until they are finally rendered useless and new moulds have to be made.

At that time, any new management decisions about how the new pieces ought to be marked will be implemented. Not all moulds with a particular mark will wear out at the same time, so for brief periods, two or more kinds will be used at once. One solution to this confusion was to stop mould marks altogether and switch to foil labels — which were eventually removed by consumers. The fakes are very thick, with a rough, grainy texture and do not include a sugar lid.

Fire-King call this glass heat proof.

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Chinese works of art specialist Vicki Paloympis offers tips on how to start a collection. Spanning millennia, the material comes in many colours and has been shaped into many forms. A finely carved white jade archaistic rhyton, China, Qing Dynasty, 17thth century. Neolithic jades, which date from about to B.

Date: Tags: Jade / Jadeite / Kosmochlor. Kosmochlor-bearing jadeite rocks from Kenterlau-Itmurundy (Lake Balkhash, Kazakhstan). Published in IGC.

New pitchers were produced that look very similar to vintage Jadeite Anchor Hocking and Fire-King pitchers in Pillar Optic pattern, often called Melon. The new pitchers were made in China and imported by Gibson. The only marking is a white paper label Fig. Original Jade-ite Anchor Hocking ball pitchers were made in a smooth surface, no pattern with and without advertising ; Manhattan horizontal ribbed ; Target sometimes called Bull’s eye ; and Swirl curved ribbing.

No old ball pitchers in Jade-ite have ever been found in Pillar Optic although a few old pitchers in that pattern have been found in Ivory. Swirl has a sort of backwards S pattern from top to bottom; Pillar Optic is a series of evenly spaced parallel ribs running from top to bottom. You can easily tell the difference in the old and new Pillar Optic pitchers by measuring from the base to the spout.

New pitchers are also about twice as heavy as new. There are also dull areas, mold imperfections, broken bubbles in the surface and other flaws. The quality of new handles varies from piece to piece. Some new pitchers have handles attached almost exactly like original handles while other new handles are not fully attached to the body. New ball pitchers do not have a permanent mark but neither do the originals by Anchor Hocking.

Collecting guide: Chinese jades

Jadeite, Jadite, or Jade-ite? First created in the s, jadeite is used for all types of things, but most commonly dishware and kitchenware. It first became popular in the Victorian era, then fell out of style for a time until World War II when glass companies found it could be stylish, plus affordable, to make. Turns out they were right. To purists, vintage jadeite is generally American-made from one of three major companies: McKee, Jeannette, and Anchor Hocking.

Some discerning collectors only collect pieces from one of these three primary companies.

With its origins dating back to the jadeite glassware began its mass production through the McKee Glass Co. in Pennsylvania. Vintage Fire KingFresh.

Such beautiful collections! I only have a jadeite batter bowl that was my great-grandmother’s, but I’ve often thought about collecting restaurant ware. Several of the more contemporary pieces are also quite beautiful, particularly the hobnail serving piece photographed. I know what you mean Christine. I really should begin a more serious collection, but I’m happy with what I have. Cherish that batter bowl!

I figured it was a reproduction, and I had no idea how much to expect to pay for green milk glass. Are those considered fair prices in today’s market? The Made in China reproductions, from what I’ve read, are not well made pieces. Personally, if you want to start a jadeite collection of quality pieces, I would collect the vintage or even the reproductions produced for Martha by Mail through Fenton, L. Smith glass. Mosser also reproduced jadeite cake stands which are high quality, made in the USA glass.

Now, are these dinner plates or dessert plates? Also, what pattern are you looking at?

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There are a number of other colors and patterns to know when it comes to collectible Fire-King glass. This floral Fire-King glassware pattern was produced from to in two very different colors. The blue and white version as shown here was named Vitrock.

at this helpful guide to help you identify and date Fire-King pieces. The Alice pattern was also made of Fire-King’s popular Jadeite glass.

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Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information. Please visit our Shipping Information page for details about how we send your purchases. They are both strong, colourful gemstones that have been prized by various cultures around the world for thousands of years. British Columbia is home to nephrite Jade, which we are proud to showcase and sell on our website and in our stores. It all started in ancient China when nephrite used to be the stone commonly known as Jade.

This life-sized Mayan ceremonial mask is made of Guatemalan jadeite and dates to CE. (Steve Voynick). The Olmec passed their.

See Part I here. Many collectors of Asian art and antiques are interested in jade. What makes jade so collectible? Jade is elegant, it has a mystic [quality], it handles and displays in a pleasing manner or should , and the designs are intriguing. It certainly is widely accessible, but there are many problems confronting a beginning collector. From Neolithic times on, jade has been a prized material in China, indeed, the prized material. Bodies were bedecked in jade jewelry and surrounded by larger pieces with unknown ritual significance.

The famous Liu Sheng and Dou Wan tomb full-body burial suits have toured and amazed the world, and since their discovery, more such jade suits have been found. Brides traditionally wore a pair of jade bracelets.

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The great pre-Columbian Native American civilizations—the Olmec, Maya, Inca, Aztec, and the gold-working cultures of Colombia—left behind as their material legacy a remarkable array of artifacts. Among them are magnificent pieces of gold work, figurines of silver and platinum, tools of copper and bronze, turquoise mosaics, jade masks, obsidian knives, bright-red pigments of cinnabar and hematite, intricate limestone and basalt carvings, and architectural monuments that still stand today.

The creative use of minerals in pre-Columbian times began with the Olmec fascination with jade.

Contributed by Museum; Fragment of a Neolithic jadeite axehead Secretive and stone axehead is made from volcanic tuff and dates from the neolithic period.

Jadeite is a silicate containing sodium and aluminum. Jadeite occurs in a very wide range of colors, translucencies and textures. In jewelry, jadeite is the more valuable of the two varieties of jade. Its value is simply a function of its beauty. The criteria used in judging the beauty of jadeite are:. Color and Tone 2. Texture 3. Translucency or Clarity 4. Desireable Shape or Balance 5. Size and Dimensions 6.

VIBRANT Natural Chinese Apple Green Jadeite Hand-Carved Bracelet, 53.97 Grams, c.1925!

Jadeite , also known as Fire King Jade-ite , is a type of glass tableware made of Jade-green opaque milk glass , popular in the United States in the midth century. A blue variety called “Azur-ite” was also produced for several years. Jade-ite and Azur-ite were both produced by Anchor Hocking. It is not to be confused with jadite , a green jade shade of vaseline glass product made in the early 20th century.

The name “jade” refers to two different stones, nephrite and jadeite, which There is nothing comparable to carbon dating of organics or.

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Nephrite jade gemstone – Ca2(Mg,Fe2+) 5[OHlSi4O11]2 – Jade