Chinese Dark Green Nephrite [S.G.= 2.85] After-Life Wine Horn or Cup
Incredible Chinese dark green nephrite [specific gravity = 2.85] ceremonial or after-life wine cup. Not sure of an exact date of origin. The surface is dirty and the finish, dulled, indicating it was buried in the ground / from a burial site or an “earth safe”. The carving measures about 6 inches tall; 2 inches wide at the widest; and 4 1/2 inches “long”. It has been scratch tested for hardness with a sharp steel prod….it is hard and real shiny.