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Jabba the Hutt Carving in Lemon Quartz

May 26, 2012

I recently got this tiny carving from Thailand. It’s made of lemon quartz, a semi-precious stone that is sometimes used for jewelry. I like the way they sculpted Jabba — he’s smiling good-naturedly — even if his tail is facing the opposite direction of what I’m used to. It’s about an inch and a half long. It’s surprisingly difficult to take pictures of a translucent carved item like this. It’s hard to see the details, and the ambient light can make a big difference in how the item looks, but I think you get the idea.

I don’t know if they made more than one of these or not. You wouldn’t think the potential audience for something like this would be all that big, but maybe they have a huge barrel of these sitting somewhere in Bangkok. I don’t know. But in any case, I decided that I couldn’t pass up a unique item like this.

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  1. May 30, 2012 2:09 am

    Again, another nice acquisition and pretty unusual.

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