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Old 03-29-14, 07:40 PM   #1
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Anyone here know anything about antique hand carved Chinese idols?

My Grandfather bought some when he was stationed in Hong Kong in the early 1920's, and they've been in the family ever since. They're mainly wood, one has some ivory in it and there's also an opium pipe rack that has either mother of pearl or ivory inlays. We're not sure if they're valuable or not, but figure they've got to be worth more than a lot of the other "treasures" my family has accumulated over the years. We naturally tried looking to the all powerful interwebs to see if we could find out what they were worth, and didn't have much luck. My Mom took them to a local antiques appraisal (an Antiques Road Show knockoff) and they didn't have any idea on the value as they'd never seen anything like them. Does anyone have any ideas as to where else we should look to either determine the value or find someone who would buy them? And yes, I'll see if I can post some pictures of them too.
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Did you google anything like "Hong Kong antiques 1920"

try communicating with places like this?

http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/...cat-street.jsp

http://gohongkong.about.com/od/shopp...ong-Top-10.htm

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Did you google anything like "Hong Kong antiques 1920"

try communicating with places like this?

Cat Street (Antiques) | Hong Kong Tourism Board

Antique Shops in Hong Kong - Top 6
Not yet, thanks!
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I know nothing about the value of these things but I enjoy them.

The figure in the center is soapstone ( I've heard it called 'poor man's jade'). Unfortunately the end of the gown is broken.



I've also got a small vase and a writing set (interconnected holders for brushes or reed pens, inkwell and drying sand) of soapstone that are Chinese and were old when my grandparents had them.
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The one with ivory in it might be hard to sell.
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