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Posted 2 years ago


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This finely detailed/painted figurine has markings that I have never been able to decipher. I suspect that it is Japanese from the dress/appearance of the fisherman. It is not made of Ivory; probably some early resin and measures 11" tall including the stand. I hope my photos of the two sets of marks will be clear enough to assist in the identification. Thanks everyone! RER (BOB) LOUMANAL


  1. jwendell222, 2 years ago
    Hi Bob, if you will click on my username, then 'see all 43', then scroll back 10 months to 'Five Oriental Figures' you will find a pair very similar to yours. More importantly, scroll back one year to the pair of vases and you will find your base mark. You may be interested to read comment #3. I believe your figure is Chinese rather than Japanese and until I can prove otherwise, made in Italy. regards, Jim
  2. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 2 years ago
    Thank you jwendell222! Very interesting so Chinese they are.. I knew that they could not be very old since they were not Ivory. Did you ever find out what the marks said? I showed them to some younger Chinese friends and they had suggested that it was Japanese and that they couldn't decipher the marks. Thanks to nldionne for the love! RER (BOB)
  3. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 2 years ago
    Thanks PhilDavidAlexanderMorris and BELLIN68 for the Love! RER (LOUMANAL)

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