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  1. I see I am leaning left and hitting e's instead r's.
  2. Hi, your Chinese jar's mark is correctly oriented and reads top down and right to left; Great Qing, Qianlong, Period Make. Qianlong Reign in the Qing Dynasty lasted from 1736 to 1795. This is a very p...
  3. Hi, looks Chinese. Any marks on the bottom?
  4. Hi it is generaly accepted that tha stamp 'Made in Japan' was used from 1921 to 1940 and again after March 1952 and onward. I think this is post 1952. Unless someone recognises the particular jar or ...
  5. Hi Lisa, the four character mark is Qing dynasty, Qianlong reign, 1736 - 1795. Best wishes, Jim
  6. Hi, what a fun and colorful piece! What critter is that, looks like a skinny something fleeing Japanese Thanksgiving. Best, jim
  7. Hello again, there are a number of minerals called jade. However, there are only two that are actually jade: nephrite and jadeite, all things being equal, jadeite is the harder and more valuable. You...
  8. Hi, I think it would be considered sn urn, it's far too large for a snuff bottle. It's Chinese or meant to represent Chinese art with a pattern very similar to a Taotie animal mask. If you would scrat...
  9. Hi, the construction suggests neither Chinese or antique. The base is stamped from brass plate, the stem and finial are lathe turned brass rod. The hinge is fastened by brazing and rivets with a coppe...
  10. Hi Mike and Racer, Current Toyo Glass Co. LTD started as Shimada Glass in 1888 in Osaka. It moved into Toyo Seiken Group, a packaging conglomerate in 1953. I can make no connection with porcelains fo...
  11. Hi Lisa, mystery is deepening, mikeigotit was the poster. Did a search, he had 215 postings, they are ALL gone. Tracked some of his comments on other postings and found his home page, which at this wr...
  12. Hey Lisa, thank you for the kind comment. The pair of court prints seems to have dissapeared from CW. Our posts in our personal comment section are also missing. Can't imagine why, it was a perfectly ...
  13. Hi racer4four, geo26e, vetraio50, mikelv85, idcloisonne, aghcollect, kyratango, thanks very much for the love and best wishes to all, Jim
  14. The same comments apply as for your last posting. From the angles there it appeared to be a flat plate. But you still have the mark upside down.
  15. Hi, this is a most unusual and very interesting (and busy) piece you have. The characters, called kanji, in the brown and gold box, read top down. The first two read literally Ku Tani, Nine Valleys, a...
  16. Hi Lisa, thank you, I remember looking at your painting when you posted it, especially the '?' in Jurojin. Best wishes, Jim
  17. Good morning Cactus, no, mine does not rattle. Yours seems too elaborate to be intended as a rattle, so, maybe just something loose inside. Regards, Jim
  18. By the way, this is not Buddha, it's Hotei, the most popular of the Japanese Seven Luck Gods.
  19. There is a simpler test if you have access to either acetone or lacquer thinner. Transfer a bit of liquid to a tissue paper, about the size of a nickle, and using your finger behind the spot, do a wi...
  20. Hi, the ornaments left to right are: paper lantern; house or shop; torii, a gate to sacred ground, usually found leading to a temple or shrine; Buddha; temple or shrine; fan. Regards, Jim
  21. Hi, Kyra is right, there is quite a lot of this around, and it's easily identified. Go here to see some more. Beat wishes, Jim http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/80007-shi-shi-lions-aka-foo-dogs
  22. Hi, very pretty and well done. I would be very intrested to know if you have more information about the maker. I posted a couple of these two years ago, one whose face is similar to yours. I can fin...
  23. Hi, really nice vase. I don't think it's Asian, certainly not Japanese or Chinese. I think it's likely to be found somewhere between the Tex-Mex border and Tiera del Fuego. Maybe Inca or Mayan, not Az...
  24. Hi, this is the Chinese Star God Fu, shown here, I believe, in scholar's robes. The mark reads 'Great Qing', the dynasty from 1644 to 1912. The patina suggests mid 20th century. The construction, t...
  25. Hi, very interesting piece. He is definitely not one of the 18 arhats, aescetic disciples of Buddha. The facial features of the Laughing Buddah are often quite similar to those of Hotei. But the stand...
  26. Hi, only the mark 'China' would place it between 1891 and 1921. After 1921 the mark 'Made in China' came into use. Regards, Jim
  27. Hi, this piece is in the form of a Chinese hu wine vessel with taotie animal mask decoration. Lack of a bottom does not compute, honorable wine fall out. Google ‘hu wine vessels’ for more. There are a...
  28. Hi Arkansas, the photos suggest this is bronze rather than iron, easily determined with a magnet. The ornamentation is typical of much ancient bronze, but two more pictures are needed, each centered o...
  29. Hi, racer4four, mikelv85, ATTWOOD, vetraio50, nutsabotas6, aghcollect, thanks for the love, and Lisa for the comment. Best wishes to all, Jim
  30. Hi, couldn't find it, list cuts off 11 months ago, sure it was before that. Posted my vases for comparison, been meaning to do that any way. Note also the similiarity of the flower on the throat.
  31. Hi, I agree with id, some of the decoration, top an bottom is identical to the decoration on a pair of Jengdzhen vases I have. However, uour mark does not match any of the Jingdzhen marks in Gotheborg...
  32. Hi, this piece and the piece you previously posted are African tourist art usually made from ebony or fine grained African hardwood. They date from about the middle of the last century onward and are...
  33. Hi, the guy in the middle, second picture, is Shou, one of the three Chinese star gods with two of his attributes, a deer and the peach of long life. Best wishes, Jim
  34. Hi, pictured is Shou, the Chinese star god of longevity (Canopus), with three of his attributes, deer, staff, and the peach of longevity. Regards, Jim
  35. Hi, when rotated 180 degrees, these are the three Chinese star gods, left to right, Fu (Jupiter, Happiness), Shou (Canopus, Longevity) Lu (Ursa Major, Prosperity). The panel on the right, also upside...
  36. Hi Kay, idcloisonne places this type of jewelery in the 1940'2. I'm surprised she hasen't picked up on this thread. For more data try here: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/123962-chinese-gol...
  37. Hi, this is one of the 18 arhats (luohans), holy men who followed Buddha, shown with a foo dog. For more, Google 'luohan with foo dog'. Regards, Jim
  38. Hi, This piece could be a calligrapher's water dropper, used with an ink stone for grinding ink stick into ink. With a volume of half a pint, the size is right. It occurs to me that it could also be ...
  39. Hi, your interesting bracelet depicts two dragons contesting ownership of a 'flaming pearl', the source of the dragons power. A popular theme in Chinese art both ancient and modern, the flaming pearl...
  40. Hi, mark reads top down and right to left: Great Qing, Qianlong (1736 - 95), Period Make. The Q is pronounced 'Ch'. This is a very popular mark on modern production, which this piece is. Regards, Jim
  41. Hi rugoing, we now have additional data and may be able to identify the specific rank, but a clear closeup of the badge is needed, Thanks, Jim
  42. Hi Lisa, inspired by your last comment, I went back to the books, not much faith in AAF, besides, it takes forever, my post probably won’t be published until Monday. A Mandarin square, also known as...
  43. Hi Lisa, point well taken, the Dragon Throne has been synonymous with the Chinese emperor for over two centuries. I looked at portraits of more than thirty seated emperors, no elephants. However, the ...
  44. Hi Jason, I think this is a modern production of a fantasy katana. Regards, Jim
  45. Hi this is probably a Chinese emperor portrait, or possibly an official of very high rank, but I'd bet on emperor. Regards, Jim
  46. Hi DrFluffy and Rose, thank you for the love, and best wishws, Jim
  47. Hi, the small set (3") is listed on eBay at $90. buy it now. Serch: Kutani 7 Lucky Gods. The single Hotei is listed about $100 - $400. Search: Moriage Kutani Hotei. Hope this helps, Jim
  48. Hi Lisa, thanks so much, that's high praise from a sophisticated collector. Warmest regards, Jim
  49. Hi racer4four, SEAN68 , mikelv85, vetraio50, aghcollect,. idcloisonne, thank you all very much for the love and comments. Best wishes yo all, Jim.
  50. Hi, very nice collection. You have them dated a little early though, as moriage came into use in the Meiji era (1868 - 1912) and continued into the Taisho. It was generally discontinued after that due...
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