The last four photos are by RA himself! This bowl is made from. A sea washed Jade Cobble.
Beautiful translucent deep sea blue green. Interesting and rare inclusions of iron pyrites and copper. Under magnification it has a range of as yet unidentified beautiful crystalline structures and part mother case is still attached. The rind is hard and beautifully coloured.There is a ring of. As seen in the photos.
This is from an area unknown to many and t. He nearest known jade deposits are many kilometers away. This stone is from a seam that has been eroded out of a cliff by the sea.The stone has fallen on a rocky ledge that is washed by half of the tide, the stone broke up in the fall and. Over millions of years has been polished and tumbled by the sea. All the time being trapped on the ledge. This is the only piece of jade in the world from this source. The stone is hard and fine grained.
Stone of this colour and with these rare inclusions has never been seen before. In studying the geology of the area and the pieces of stone strewn around. I have reason to believe that this is an exclusive deposit. The residues of sea encrustations are still evident on the stone. The bowl shape is deep and fine being very thick (Over 2 inches or 50 mms)in places.
The surface has a fine satin finish. A blend of nature, art and function. I have made many a bowls but this the best of them. 17 ½ x 10 ½ x 4. 44 x 27 x 10 Cms.Around 7.3 Kgs or 16 lbs. Made in New Zealand by New Zealand Carver in one of a kind. Prices (for generic stuff) too! The item "Richard Anderson Bowl Unique &'Only one' of a kind with FANTASTIC Inclusions" is in sale since Monday, March 12, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Pacific Islands". The seller is "nzgreenstone" and is located in Panania, NSW. This item can be shipped worldwide.