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Khotan Hetian Nephrite Jade Sculptures.  Pair.  Cockeral. Cock. Rooster. China.

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    This nephrite jade comes from the head waters of the Yurungkash River (Kulun Mountains), just north of the Hotan in the Xinjiang Province in western China.  It’s color is a whitish green celadon.   Artisans carve and polish to a semi-opaque tone…. and then hand polish with… Continue reading

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