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Posting Number 2739 Date: 06/26/17 Return to Posting List
We Asked For Pictures From The Former Reifschlager Gallery
Thus Far Three Responses
My husband took many pictures of the Steuben collection there. I have some pictures. Need to go thru computer to see if I can find them , so I forward them to you. Will keep you posted.
I also loved the Reifschlager Gallery, even though I could only make it to Corning once every couple of years. Actually I have some Rockwell Museum slides showing some of the Gallery, that came into my possession a few years ago. If I could figure how to get copies to you so you could share them on the Gazette I would be happy to. Bobby Rockwell here. I might be able to help on the Reifslager Gallery. I know that we had taken pictures of it because I had to take the plexi glass off of each case. I'll try to locate them. The pictures may not be of the highest quality because the bulbs were a tungsten base that lit the cases. Give me a week and see what I can locate.
The Many Shades of Jade
Randy Bly Asks How Many Shades of Jade Are There?
In my opinion there are in fact many shades of Jade. Let's not forget Turquoise Jade and Henna Alabaster.
Here is how I see the order. I recognize the rarest form of Jade which is Heliotrope. The next rarest form is Iridescent Green Jade, followed by Medium Blue Jade. Fourth most rare is Turquoise Jade with Plumb Jade following as the fifth. Henna Alabaster scores as sixth.
What I believe to be a very rare form of Jade, Dark Blue, comes in as seventh
. Wow! Seven rare Jades before we even start the countdown through the normal Jades!
Let's not even count for now the Chinese Yellow Jade. It is unclassified. It seems to be neither Yellow Jade nor Mandarin. Yes more research is needed. David Chadwick- Brown has in his collection a piece of Steuben marked on the bottom "Chinese Yellow" and he questions what color this actually is?
I would have to say I am seeing three colors. They would be Yellow Jade, Chinese Jade, and Mandarin? But I am not sure if Mandarin is not the same as Chinese Yellow Jade?
Photo one today shows a shade vase in the not so translucent Henna Alabaster. Photo two is Chinese Yellow Jade. Third picture is David's Vase marked " Chinese Yellow".
Click to view image one: Jade
Click to view image two: Jade.1.jpg
Click to view image three: Jade.2.jpg
Click to view image four: Jade.3.jpg
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