jade green small bowl on gold pedestal 1 1/2" tall by 2 1/2" wide

This came from an estate sale in a really expensive Houston subdivision. But I am not sure what it is. My antique picker insists the green bowl is Jade. It is Jade color and does have variations in the color like a stone might but I just cant believe it is jade. It is also sitting on a bright gold base, antique style but modern in manufacture I am pretty sure. I dont rule out that this piece may have been brought back from Japan, but I am just selling it as a very attractive small bowl. It does have class. 1 1/2" tall by 2 1/2" wide at the top.