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Pair of Chinese Jingdezhen Vases - Asianin Asian
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  1. Hi all, after collaboration with Pat, I offer this observation: the 'patterns' on Gotheborg 438 do not match the pattern on this post. That is because the numbers do not represent patterns, but factor...
  2. Hi Pat, would you consider sending me an email? Just add @aol.com to my username. I think there is a problem here and I would like to discuss it with you off the boards. Thanks very much, Jim
  3. Oops. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/136373-i-love-chess-and-i-love-this-board-i-ju
  4. Hi Rose, I used this posting as a reference on a newly posted chess set and stopped to read the discussion. I have a set of these, much older than the ones posted on CW, and in grey/mauve and black so...
  5. Hi Solo, this set is alternately attributed to China and Korea, some definitely came back from Korea. The material is either soapstone or something very close to it. There ar about six colors, from a...
  6. Hi Cpomedx, I see by my world clock that you have an hour of Tuesday left, it's eight in the morning here in Texas. Thanks for comenting on my 'zapper' and g'day mate, Jim
  7. H fhrjr2, there is a set illustrated in 'Chessmen', by Frank Greygoose, 1979, from his private collection. Both sides are wood, light and dark, so much later than mine and the ones you saw. I've seen...
  8. Hi Pat, thanks for the love, best, Jim
  9. Hi Jewels, Karen, aghcollect, vetraio Radegunder, petey, mike, and .geo, thanks for the love and best wishes to all, Jim
  10. Hi Charm, these are not dragons, but shi shi lions and probably soapstone. You are not the first to make this interpretation. Try the two links below and follow the discussion and subsequent links for...
  11. Hi dib, the piece seems modern. The round and square marks are very unfamiliar and do not seem to contain Japanese kanji. The mark in the fourth picture is a double gourd, typically Japanese, but aga...
  12. Hi ho2, it's hard to tell, there's a lot of cast iron, both Asian and Western, that has been artificially aged. But yours does have the look of an old piece. I've noticed that you have a lot of really...
  13. Hi Jewels, so you think the 'g' is dis-origami? :)
  14. Hi southcop, I believed it to be Zitan, but I didn't want to push it as it's such a rarity. Thank you for the dating. Best, Jim
  15. Oop, that's Mei Lanfang, the 'g' got disoriented.
  16. Hi greatfind, The circle thing is a Chinese cash coin, used for over two thousand years, ending in the early 20th century. The robe has the cut and motif of a Beijing Opera garment, to be worn by a ...
  17. I have this Buddha, but as a bronzed incense burner by A.A. Vantines, c. 1920. It's pictured here, but you have to scroll down several posts to see it. http://www.asianart.com/phpforum/index.php?m...
  18. Hi ho2, I missed this when it was posted. Pretty awsome, has to be the head lion for collectors. And the photo coverage is excellent too. Best, Jim
  19. Ebony or black wood sounds like African. What were the features like?
  20. Not to mention the possibility of a bamboo splinter beard!
  21. Hi mamagee, there are a great many repros out there and yours looks to be much better than the average bear, aspecially at the price! And there's nothing wrong with your photos. Welcome to CW, Jim
  22. Hey, you're okay, ho2. Best wishes, Jim
  23. But thats a three clawed dragon, Japanese. The Chinese have five (imperial) and four (lesser), and share that diaper with the Japanese.
  24. Hi, I think the seal is Japanese, Kutani with a variant or slurred second kanji, of which there are many. Regards, Jim
  25. Hi ho2, I think they would be intended for sake rather tea. I really like them. Regards, Jim
  26. Hi Pat, I worked as a genealogy volunteer at the Southwest Division of the U.S. National Archives (Fort Worth) for twelve years and can attest to the excelence of your reasearch. I am very impressed a...
  27. YES! Pat, got it, thanks very much, Jim Hi greatfind, that's pretty typicacl, there are hundreds of marks, all of Gotheborg is just a small sample, but sometimes you get lucky, as with Pat. Best, Jim
  28. Sorry, the kanji did not copy, but you can easily find them in Gotheborg under Dai Nipon.
  29. The characters above ‘Japan’ are a company mark. The Japanese characters for Japan, called kanji, are ? ? ?, read as Dai Nichi Hon or Dai Nihon, Great Japan. These are usually written top down. Yo...
  30. Hi, I just looked at the last comment on my reference above, and realized you have already seen it.
  31. Hi, take a look at this, especially the comments, I think it will answer some of your questions. Regards, Jim http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/129853-japanese-vase?in=1018
  32. Hi, trunkman and Radegunder thank you for the love and best wishes, Jim
  33. Hi, go here and note the marking on the lid, then note comment 9 & 10. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/133557-asian-brass-teapot I feel certain your piece is Japanese, I have other marks ...
  34. Figures of the Seven Lucky are very common, in ivory, porcelain, stone, wood, composition. But I don't recall seeing figures like yours, that's not much help. Unless someone recognizes these particula...
  35. In the first picture, you have it. The guy on the right is Daikokuten, one of the Japanese Seven Lucky Gods. He is the god of wealth, comerce and trade. There is not enough detail on the guy on the le...
  36. Hi, this could be something else, but it is very likely one of a pair of scholar's scroll weights, used to hold a scroll flat for viewing. They can be found as porcelain (yours), ivory, wood, and meta...
  37. Good morning Karen, you're up early, it's just after five here. Thanks very much for the love and comment. My daughter brought it back from a trip last century. Best wishes, Jim
  38. Hi Lisa, a beautiful presentation and this is being very edecutaional for me, seems to be completely neglected by Gotheborg. I searched the net and you own the field. I really like your guise as a ge...
  39. Hi, mike, Roycroft, vetraio, Skeeter, aghcollect, and Manikin, thank you for the kind attention and best wishes to all, Jim
  40. Hi Eve, when you are satisfied with a reply, there is a button under 'Unsolved Mystery' which allows you to mark it as solved. Regards, Jim
  41. Hi kat22, check out comment 2. Regards, Jim
  42. Hi, I looked for your mark in Gotheborg, online listings of Chinese and Japanese marks, without finding it, not unusual. I then looked at several hundred Japanese marks from other sources, same result...
  43. Hi Eve, this is Yong Mao Yuan Ji, a Chinese production company. It may date from around 1900, but could still be late 20th century, another candidate for hands on evaluation. Based on color and style ...
  44. Hello again, good work. The mark on the red bowl, rotated 90 degrees clockwise reads top down and left to right: Great Qing, Guangxu, Period Make. The Qing Dynasty lasted from 1641 to 1916. The Guan...
  45. Hi Eve, the red and white bowl is almost certainly Chinese, and the rest look pretty Chinesey too. A lot of this type of porcelain has some kind of mark on the base. Some (a lot) doesn't mean what it ...
  46. Hi Moonstonelover, Rose, and Karen, thank you for the love, best, Jim
  47. Hi Karen, thank you for the compliment and love. I can't answer all of your questions, but here's what I know. These pieces and some similar, not jade, came from China by way of the son of a dealer h...
  48. Hi Manikin, Lisa, aghcollect, Mike and southcop, thanks for the love and best wishes to all, Jim
  49. Hi southcop, you did a 'Love it' on my jade post (thank you for that) and I hadn't seen you before, so looked at your posts and found this. I mostly post Asian, but I also collect African art, have a ...
  50. Hi Racer, as a shi shi lion fancier and student of the dogs I can say this pair is WAY off the beaten track and unique in my experience. I really like your provenance and the well done presentation. N...
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