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Posted 7 months ago

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DrFluffy
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Well, this was literally the last piece that was put in my 40 foot container from Singapore back to US.... It's a huge urn, with the lid. It's some sort of metal. I am a bit fuzzy about all the details and really not even sure whether it's old or I was taken for a ride. Sometime special about the little red wax seal too. That was on several of the items I purchased. If I remember correctly, it's an authenticated piece.... But then again I don't know for sure... I am more than happy to hear any remarks... You don't have to keep it positive... Just it lay it on me...
The cat featured in this picture, is Purrkie... She is a little Singaporean cat we adopted there...

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  1. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 7 months ago
    http://www.antique-chinese-furniture.com/blog/2008/11/23/guide-to-relic-inspection-certificates-customs-documents-and-export-requirements-for-antiques/
  2. mackay1st mackay1st, 7 months ago
    Hi Fluff! I love love this "Urn". I just read the article ( It was a long one, haha : )
    So, the wax mark is the mark customs stamped when the item was being exported? That's what I think I read... No matter... you came home unscathed and it looks like you came home with a great piece!!
  3. Aimathena, 7 months ago
    40 feet... sounds like you shipped a house. I can't even imagine how much something like that would cost.
  4. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 7 months ago
    Actually it did bring back a whole house... We lived there for 5 years and needed stuff... :)
  5. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 7 months ago
    Mackay.... Yes, I think it's an official export seal. Somehow I remember being told that they use it on antiques only... The pieces I have that are not antique, don't have a seal. Having said that, it could have been a crook shop owner put red seals and selling things to expats too... You never know... At least I don't!!!
  6. mackay1st mackay1st, 7 months ago
    Well, the thought of a shop owner selling an authentic piece and placing a wax seal to "say" to customs, "this is not an authentic antique" just to put a few buck in his pocket intrigues me : )

    Fluff... you just may have something there ... I hope so : )
  7. shrine shrine, 7 months ago
    If I took the linked article right, the red was stamp shows the item had passed the inspection at Chinese custom and was not classified as "grade 3" or above. It has to be either low value in culture or reproduction.

    I am not a bronze lover or what, as far as I know, almost all bronze antique in this size would be above grade 3. The chance it turn out to be antique is quite small, or you hit a jackpot.
  8. kyratango kyratango, 7 months ago
    Lovely urn and lovely kitten with white socks! Nice to have adopt her!
  9. shrine shrine, 7 months ago
    Oops, forgot to praise the kitten, lovely.
  10. toolate2 toolate2, 7 months ago
    That cat looks just like one of mine... Love the urn!
  11. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 7 months ago
    Shrine, I was so hoping you would join this discussion. I agree, it's hard for me to believe I hit the jackpot of some sort... So, I think it's a low value type of thing. Right up my ally. and thanks for the kitty praise... If you get a chance, can you check out my turquoise blue vase... That one really intrigues me.

    Mackay, Kyra and Toolate too... Thanks for the lovely comments and loves.


  12. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 7 months ago
    aghcollect, moon and pops, thank you for the loves...
  13. tom61375 tom61375, 7 months ago
    Beautiful & Cute! =^"
  14. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 7 months ago
    Love it DrFluffy. Its so pretty, & the colour combos superb. Jars nice too :)
  15. Zowie Zowie, 7 months ago
    You did well sweetie & Purrkie is cute also & I'm not a cat lover.
  16. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 7 months ago
    tom, vintagefran, zowie, sarah, Phil, AIN, Leah, Blunderbuss, van and Val... Thank you for the loves and comments...
  17. Zowie Zowie, 7 months ago
    Well there all coming in I hope the family is good & all is well for you all. Easter is nearly on us again thank goodness it isn't something I have to worry about anymore cost a fortune.
  18. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 7 months ago
    Zowie... glad you are well and we miss you on CW...
    Officialfuel and KS thank you for the loves...
  19. Zowie Zowie, 7 months ago
    Please send my loves & thanks back to you all between me & this weather at the moment can make it hard sometimes been raining this time for about a week straight at times it's that loud you just cannot sleep, that's part of living here you have to take the good with the bad. I hope you have had some good hunting & found many nice items at the Wright price
  20. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 months ago
    Love it and........

    here Kitty, Kitty !!
  21. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 7 months ago
    Antiquerose, thank you...
  22. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 7 months ago
    Sweetttttttttttttt..
  23. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 7 months ago
    Roy, thank you for the comment and love...
  24. REED, 7 months ago
    Love the color...OH ! and the urn too......but seriously the urn looks real cool
  25. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 6 months ago
    Thank you Reed...
  26. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 5 months ago
    Nordicman, thank you.
  27. REED, 5 months ago
    antique or not as long as you enjoy it...looks like aged bronze, beautiful piece...need a Siamese cat to finish the look... ;)
  28. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 5 months ago
    Reed, thank you...

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