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April 25 | Asian Works of Art Reception

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 5-7PM

Join us for a reception

The Asian Works of Art Department  is pleased to invite you to a reception during our auction preview featuring The Estate of Peter L. Rosenberg.

Judith Dowling, Department Director, will be available to answer all your questions about  the upcoming auction.

Skinner Boston Gallery 63 Park Plaza Boston, MA 02116

AUCTION INFORMATION

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Guide to Collecting Antique Jade

Mention jade, and most people think of a green stone, when in fact, jade comes in a variety of colors. In addition to the familiar rich green hues, antique jade may be white, lavender, yellow, brown, gray, or reddish-purple.

Another important thing to understand about jade is that there are two different types of jade stones: nephrite and jadeite. Both can be found in river beds, or mined at depths of ten to twenty feet, and both come in all colors, though nephrite’s colors are less vivid than the colors of jadeite. Hence, identifying the two stone types can be difficult.