Chinese Opal [S.G.= 2.28] Double Demon Bowl, hard and shiny
Really striking dark green stone [specific gravity = 2.28] bowl adorned with two beast handles. The material is a really lovely shade of green, with streaks of black and touches of red. The carving is masterful as well, with the two demons’ tails flanking each respective side of the bowl. It’s in amazing condition for its age, with a glossy sheen rarely seen on an object this old. It does show some wear, however, commensurate with how old it is – there is a tiny chip missing from the rim (~0.5 centimeters) and some faint scratch marks that may well have been from the individual who made it in the first place. Measures 7 1/2 inches long, 4 1/4 inches wide, and 2 3/4 inches deep.