Nine Art Liberty Jade

I sure hope these characters have significant meaning to the owner and he did not pick them randomly.

At first I had trouble to realize it was 自由 due to the poor quality of . I thought it was "" which means "growing wild/native" in Japanese.

Adam has commented that it is not but a poorly miswritten simplify version of , which is .

= nine

(traditional version: ) = art; talent, ability; craft
(traditional version: ) = skill, art; method; trick, device

艺术 (traditional version: 藝術) = art

= self, private, personal; from
= cause, reason; from

自由 = freedom; free; liberty

= jade, precious stone, gem