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  1. I presume they were hand tied. Two digits with a comma and three zeros qualifies as extreme for me. Thank you for so much coverage, Jim
  2. Hi Sunny, thank you so much for your kind comments. I browsed Jacquard, and plan to go back, there is a lot to cover. I may have been on some of the sites a good while ago when I was searching, but I ...
  3. Hi, I think this mark is not in Gotheborg's Japanese listing, and also that it's relatively new, 20th century. If someone on CW does not recognize it, your best chance for identification will probably...
  4. Hi Noob, I think you have it, thanks and best wishes, Jim
  5. Hello again, I downloaded your mark and the Gotheborg mark, rotated and sharpened yours and did a side by side comparison. Based on the photos, I think you have an original. Best, Jim
  6. Hi Gail, go here and scroll down to Mark 135: http://www.gotheborg.com/marks/noritake.shtml Then, if you are not already familiar with Noritake history, you will likely enjoy going back to the to...
  7. Hi, downloaded and adjusted the mark, based on the images of people and the mark it's Chinese, to narrow your search. As Vetraio suggessted, Gotheborg is your best chance, but go to Chinese. Regards, ...
  8. He appears to be Hotei rather than a Buddha figure. Hotei is the most popular of the seven Japanese Lucky Gods. But something square on his back is unusual. A picture would help.
  9. Hi, downloaded your mark, tried enhancing, no luck. It's either out of focus or actually too fuzzy to read. If the former, a sharp inage might lead to some identification, at least to country, if not ...
  10. Hi, I have seen several temple or shrine figures with a chamber chamber carved into the back. I understand the purpose is for prayers tp be written on slips of paper and placed there and so offered u...
  11. The mark, rotated 180 degrees, reads top down and right to left: Great Qing, Jiaqing, Period Make. The Jiaqing reign in the Qing dybasty lasted from 1796 to 1820. This piece is likely second half of t...
  12. Hi, does he have a sack on his back? Regards, Jim
  13. Hi HDF & atmarj, I must apologize for the lack of completeness and clarity in my first comment. The McKinley act of 1891 required that goods exported to the United States had to bear the name of the c...
  14. Hi Jay, you have a good eye. I looked at the blue stamp in both rotations and completely missed Kutani. It's definitely the same mark as the gray Ruby Lane, but one I have never seen before. The Japan...
  15. Hi Jay, interesting and puzzling piece. With enhancement and enlargement of the mark photo, it seems that the blue stamp was applied after firing. It doesn;t look like a customs stamp and doesn't cont...
  16. I can't find a signature and without signatures, not much chance of learning more. But there may be something hidden by the frame. I have a few peices of painted and fired tile, all signed. If you ...
  17. Hi Kate, are you sure it's stone? Fired porcelain tile is another possibility, although this would the largest by far that I have seen. There's no way to tell from the photos. Regards, Jim
  18. Hi, there is very likely some kind of mark on the base, which is needed for identification. You should post a clear photo of that. From what I can see I expect it to be Jingdezhen, probably post cultu...
  19. Hey Sarge, if that's your zip, you are close enough to Dallas to try Heritage Auction Galleries. They have a good reputation, Good luck, Jim
  20. Hi, I downloaded your photos, rotated and enhanced them. When enlarged they are not sharp enough to make judgements about any of the cabinet contents. Still, it appears that you have an unusually fine...
  21. Hey Surf, I found the Japanese tea pot, the left stack is also the same as yours. It's on the lid, not on the base like a maker's mark, so I think it may read as 'Happiness' or the equivalent. Enjoy y...
  22. Hi Surf, no problem. From the size, Saki is a good choice, Jim
  23. Hi Helen and Vetraio, I have a file with nineteen of this type of blue mark, some with dots, most not, some fuzzy, some clear. Collected over a couple of years, I have yet to identify one. Regards, Jim
  24. Hi Share, actually stainless will be attracted to a strong magnet. They are hard to get at, but the magnets from an old hard drive are the best I've found and well worth the drilling and trouble it ta...
  25. Another thought Judy. Try Asian Arts Forum. It's free and easy and your photos are already sized to fit their requirements. Asian Arts is a little slow as they check for spam before posting. Worth a t...
  26. Hi Judy, the link will take you to Gotheborg's Japanese marks, and the Home button there to much more. I don't think the mark is there, but it's a maze of Asian marks and you may find it somewhere. Th...
  27. Have you checked it with a magnet yet, best way to eliminate steel?
  28. Hi ho2, it could be, but it's a little fatter than the traditional shape (whatever that means). Best wishes, Jim.
  29. Hi, looked at a lot of Japanese marks, no luck, I believe your mark is Japanese and Kakihan which you can search for more information. It's very unlikely to be Chinese, although the shape of the jar ...
  30. Hi, he's not exactly Buddha, he is Hotei, the most popular of the seven Jspanese Lucky Gods/Gods of Good Fortune. His sack is filled with gifts and toys, much like Santa. Regards, Jim
  31. Hi, if you click on the link and scroll to Chengua Nian Zhi, Mark 770, that's my candidate. The mark isn't identical, but close and the shape is correct. And you are right, yours likely started out w...
  32. Hi, the book could easily have come from japan, but it is definitely Chinese. Regards, Jim
  33. Hi Kathy, somewhat difficult here. Beginning in 1891 the U.S. mandated guidelines for marking on items exported by Japan. These marks provide useful information for dating from 1891 until well after ...
  34. Hi, without marks you will need an expert on this ware. There are some lurking on Asian Arts Forum and you can post there. It's free and easy and your photos are already sized to fit their requirement...
  35. Hello, Japan is correct. These are Ku Tani, literally Nine Valleys, an area in Japan which is host to several hundred kilns. The orientation for the kanji (characters) is correct and they read down. T...
  36. Hi, Surf is on target. These could go either way. The portrayals are likely Chinese as is the use of shi shi lions (foo dogs) which are Chinese. But the raised decoration, called moriage, and applied ...
  37. Hi any chance of more pictures? I downloaded this one and enhanced it, can't find Schreger lines which would inicate ivory. The sepia tone makes it impossible (for me) to distinguish between ivory, po...
  38. Hi, I looked at over 850 Japanese marks (Frank Brinkley, Japan, 1902) and an additional 300 in a personal file without finding yours. The file includes five examples of ‘Kakihan’ which are personal m...
  39. Hi Zowie, fortunately, all of these came with the bases, which are attached. I'm with you, I like bases, I think they frequently improve the display, so whenever I can, I add them. Thanks for your co...
  40. The first link does not work properly and does not show the symbol I wanted you to see. Google; Shou (character) and it should be the first entry.
  41. Hi, I’ve been looking at this ring several times a week for about three years. It’s my North Star, the newest posting in Asian is always just to it’s right. And many times I’ve thought that it might b...
  42. Hi Kyra, thank you for the love and your comment, best wishes, Jim
  43. Hi Mike, as a matter of interest, found this: WONY Ltd. is an inactive business started April 10 1963, NewYork, Dissolution by Proclamation/Annulment of Authority Jun 23, 1993 (with apparent subsid...
  44. Hi Zowie, pops, Jewels, Pease, mike, vetraio, and aghcollect, thanks for the love and brst wishes to all, Jim
  45. Hi Mike, many thanks for your work on my resin figures, much appreciated, Jim
  46. Hi Mike, you have found the connection I have been trying to find for so long. The WONY sticker ties the mark on our ivory/jade resin figures to Italy. I agree the mark is a fantasy, but I think it a...
  47. Hi Mike, your posting led me to post additional data regarding your mark. You can see it here: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/144989-five-resin-figures-same-mark If I get a response on the m...
  48. Hi Abe, interesting peice. Unless there are some draft holes at the base that I can't see, it's a vase rarher than a burner. How tall is it? The diaper pattern at the top and just above the base is co...
  49. Hi Pease, no, the term 'Japan' by itself refers to the years between 1921 and 1941. 'Made in Japan' as yours, would be after 1952. Eggshell china generally refers to very thin translucent porcelain m...
  50. Hi, Prior to 1921 Japan used the characters (kanji) for ni and hon which can be read as Nihon or Nipon, or spelled out the words. Kanji for dai (great) and zao (made) were also sometimes added: ‘Great...
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