This one has been sold, surprisingly to a jade collector in China. No worries... click here to see the rest of the jade
This jade collection came to me in an odd way from someone I tried to help. He contacted me on LinkedIn spinning a touching tale about working in his father's jade business and feeling ashamed that he was not doing well. I got him booked to sell his jade on a cruise ship from Hong Kong to Singapore. He turned down the opportunity saying that his father forbade him. Despite my telling him I knew nothing about jade, and not to send this, he sent it anyway. He has disappeared, and this jade has been in my safe for years. It will cost thousands to have this jade tested and appraised, and most people in the jewelry district here in NY city won't touch it. Finally a gemstone dealer gave me an assessment, a suggested selling price which is far below the prices supplied from China. All I want is to get these pieces onto someone who will enjoy it, and I do not want to risk overcharging. So if you get the deal of the year- good for you.
Carved Bronze and white Jade Pendant shows bunny rabbits, flowers, etc. The value given from China is $3,800 but that seems so unlikely I WAS embarrassed even to post it, so I used $380 in the listing, but subsequently I was surprised to get a quote from an expert placing the retail price at $2-3,000. Just goes to show that we need the 'right' person to enjoy this.
- 2.1" x 1.4"
- $3800.00 - Original Quote (This Chinese guy might be nuts)
- $ 150.00 - NY city Quote
- $ 2,000 - $3000 - Expert quote
- $ 99.00 Clearance sale price