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Asian Antiques1673 of 3503Asian Snuff BottleChinese Hand Painted "Satsuma" Style Moriage Vase with Gilded Handles / Circa 1920 - 1930's
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Posted 1 year ago

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Songwriter53
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Found this today at the thrift store for 5 bucks , I don't know if it is Chinese or Japanese, there are no marks under the base. if you know please comment

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Awe he is precious a Koi fish ! Love love
    The word koi comes from Japanese, simply meaning "carp". It includes both the dull grey fish and the brightly colored varieties. What are known as koi in English are referred to more specifically as nishikigoi in Japan (literally meaning "brocaded carp"). In Japanese, koi is a homophone for another word that means "affection" or "love"; koi are therefore symbols of love and friendship in Japan.
    He is a keeper :-)
  2. Songwriter53 Songwriter53, 1 year ago
    Thank you Manikin , yes he is a keeper I am so glad I found him , at a good price too ..... I'm just wondering about how old this piece might be
  3. shrine shrine, 7 months ago
    I think it's Japanese. Nice buy.
  4. idcloisonne idcloisonne, 7 months ago
    Could be Chinese as well. The culture in China uses carp/fish too as a symbol of plenty, or having a lot of food to eat. Size might help determine which country, larger covered tureen type of dish would be Chinese.
  5. shrine shrine, 7 months ago
    Sorry, broken link, try this

    http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/marsfield/collectables/chinese-ceramic-bowl/1041400991
  6. idcloisonne idcloisonne, 7 months ago
    I also meant to say that koi fish sometimes refer to gold fish not carp, this molded fish with the big eyes is a gold fish. Motif often used in all types of Chinese decorative pieces. Thanks for proving my point Shrine with your link.

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