Antique Gold and Nephrite Letter Opener. Please scroll down for photographs below. A handsome jade nephrite paper knife with a decorative 15 carat gold (unmarked) mount. Literature: Nephrite is a variety of the calcium and magnesium-rich amphibole mineral actinolite (aggregates of which also make up one form of asbestos).
The chemical formula for nephrite is Ca2(Mg, Fe)5Si8O22(OH)2. It is one of two different mineral species called jade. Condition: This gold mounted nephrite paperknife is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The gold mount is unmarked but tests as 15 carat. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age.
Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item. Waxantiques is an accredited member of LAPADA, the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, and CINOA, the International Confederation of Art Dealers.
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Stock ID 8615" is in sale since Wednesday, November 21, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Other Antiques". The seller is "waxantiques" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.