Nephrite Jade
Paicines area, San Benito Co., California, USA
Large Cabinet, 23.0 x 10.0 x 8.0 cm
A remarkable large specimen of nephrite jade. I have seen few specimen-quality pieces in this size range from the famous California localities. Though, most of what I have seen has been from "Jade Cove," this came from an old collection and had a taped label stating the locality given (San Benito County). It came from an old California collection that was picked up by dealer Don Olson recently. This large piece of solid nephrite is 3.7 pounds.. Joe Budd photos (excepting the hand shot)