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  1. Hi Karen, super educational (for me) comment. Hope the poster marks this 'solved', Jim
  2. Hi, the figure is Chinese, but this may have been made elsewhere. The material is lost wax molded composition, probably catalytic setting resin. The pose is fairly standard and the lady is sometimes ...
  3. Hi Pat, Karen, Mike, Vetraio, Fort, and Brat, thanks for the love, best wishes to all, Jim
  4. Hi Surf, this is Peoples Republic of China ware made at Tzu Chou Yao. a kiln in Tzu Chou in the province of Chilhi which has been making pottery since the Sui Dynasty (581 - 618). Your piece prob...
  5. Hi aghcollect, I just posted this, how did you get here so quickly? Thanks and beat wishes, Jim
  6. Hi Wendy, your photos give the impression that the color is accurate. Patina develops slowly, and your seal does not seem artificially aged. I think vintage, maybe older, but I am guessing. Regards, Jim
  7. Hi, like your username, sounds familiar. Yes, this a bronze seal with excellent patina, suggesting age. The image in photo one is reversed, hold it to a mirror to see the actual characters. Click on t...
  8. Hi AH and Surf, the mark is in Gotheborg under Zhongguo Zhi Zao, mark 183 exactly and like other marks around it. The Chinese just repeats the English. Regards, Jim http://www.gotheborg.com/marks/20t...
  9. Hi ho2, this is likely a qilin or kirin, a mythical beast in many Asian cultures. It has varied forms and features, particularly a back raked single horn or pair and sometimes antlers. It may have va...
  10. Hi rniederman and Pat, thanks for thelove, Jim
  11. Hi Scott, the flask is very likely a repro, did not come with the gun. I don't recall seeing a flask of this shape associated with an antique weapon. I have one like it, no anchor, with a cased (my ca...
  12. I think it's Japan
  13. Hi AH, is this the new photo? I had deleted my last download, downloaded this one and there is a fine white thread in the center that I don't remember from before. Anyway, I've tweaked it some more an...
  14. Hi Pat, mike, bud, vetraio Jewels, aghcollect, thanks for the love and best wishes to all, Jim
  15. Hi AH, I downloaded photo four, tweaked it every which-a-way, brightness, contrast, color, sharpness, could not make out a thing. It looks European to me, Jim
  16. Hi Fort, Thanks for the love and the compliment. Hi Buss, none of my cases are original to the guns they display. We talked about this on my pepperbox warhorse case, and maybe some others, remember? ...
  17. Hi blunderbuss, mike, vetraio, AAntiquities, toolate2, Manikin, aghcollect, Roycroft, and pw-collector, thanks for the love and best wishes to all, Jim
  18. Hey Buss, when I got it last century I thought it would be Belgian, but I've been over it several times with a good magnifier, no proofs. There are alignment marks for the barrels to the percussion br...
  19. Hi Kyra and Riply, thank you for the love, best, Jim
  20. Hi Surf, point well taken, considering the style of decoration. I had locked on to the lugs snd didn't think of anything but China. It's use seems to be reinforced by the rings of water around the ba...
  21. Hi, the decoration and shape suggest this is a wine bottle rather than a vase. Follow Kyra's advice for a chance at the origin. Regards, Jim
  22. Hi Eve, can't help with the origin, but this is typical, not of a vase, but of a water vessel. The four lugs accomodate a rope harness, the jug would be cast from a bank or bridge, filled and then hu...
  23. Hi, these are Wan Shou decorations. Go here and scroll down to Wan Shou. Regards, Jim http://www.gotheborg.com/marks/20thcenturychina.shtml
  24. Hi, your mark, rotated 90 degrees counter clockwise is modernn Chinese. For verification, go here and scroll down to Yong Sheng. Regards, Jim http://www.gotheborg.com/marks/20thcenturychina.shtml
  25. Cool out!! This is a fun representation of the Japanese Seven Lucky Gods. Hard to figure who some are. The kid on the left holding the peach of imortality, or the one in the center with a double gourd...
  26. Hi all, I don't know what's out there on all of CW, but this has to be one of the best dialogs ever, certainly the best I've seen. Again, my sincere thanks to everyone, Jim
  27. Hi Chris, so much work on my behalf, awesome, what can I say? Your research in comment 19 has me convinced that I have a Numrich Arms drop in, everything fits now. I'm going to mark this 'solved', w...
  28. Hi Sue, these are the Japanese Seven Lucky Gods. Left to right they are: Hotei, the fat and happy god of abundance and good health, Benzaiten (Benten-sama), goddess of knowledge, art, beauty, and m...
  29. Hi Sue, thanks for the love and your comment. Looked at your home page, you have a very nice start. Best wishes, Jim
  30. Hi, this mark, rotated about 130 degrees clockwise is Japanese, Shibata, Gotheborg #78. Regards, Jim
  31. Hey Chris, I think you're really on to something. There is so much to read I'm just bookmarking. I miked the bbl tip, it's 0.73". I have gone over the barrel with a good magnifier and did not find any...
  32. Hi Chris, sorry about the confusion. The 1873, 84, and 88 sre given as 32.6" bbl lengths. Mine, not including the percussion breach is 36.25". I can't find any trapdoor with that bbl length. And mayb...
  33. Hi blunderbuss, we haven't talked in a while. It is indeed a rifled .45, bought it in 1978. Thanks for chipping in, Jim
  34. Hi Scott, correction, barrel length should read 32.6" vs 51.9" (LOA).
  35. Hi, Dan, Jewels, AzTom, mike, ron, ho2, vetraio, and fortapache, thanks for the love and best wishes to all, Jim
  36. Thanks to everyone for the great response on this, more than I had hoped for. Riply, there is no serial number, I should have included that in my description. Chrisnp, thank you for the full ex...
  37. Hi aghcollect, mike, Rose, and vetraio, thanks for the love and my best to all, Jim
  38. Hi Karen and Rose, thank you for the kind comments. The black could be dyed to get a uniform color, but there is no evidence of surface treatment. The light side is almost for sure natural. Thanks ag...
  39. Fantastic piece, very well done!! I've never seen so much complicated construction on a figure, and the size! I really like it. regards, Jim
  40. Hi blunderbuss. Pat, Karen snd mike, Thanks for the love and my best to all, Jim
  41. Hi, this is the Amida Buddha. Given the size, it is unlikely that this is jade, and the same applies to the offering by the Florida auction house. Kyra is right, a scratch test, using a large needle ...
  42. Hi, a little addition. Your bottle is very well done, and is more likely to have been made in Italy than Asia. The following are links to similar resin castings which may interest you. Best wishes, ...
  43. Hi, Jewels is correct, the hot needle results are typical of catalytic setting resin much used for lost wax molding. So, resin, and I think you can mark this as solved. Regards, Jim
  44. Hi mike, vetraio, Manikin, Jewels, and aghcollect, thank you for the love and best wishes to all, Jim
  45. Hi Ron, what year, what engine, transmission? I like that little steam engine, have you fired it up yet? Regards, Jim
  46. Hi Keith, thank you very much for the offer, but no, I think I'll keep it. Regards, Jim
  47. The theme of the decoration is Japanese, but the vase could have been made in China. Regards, Jim
  48. Hi, if there is a mark on the base it would be helpfut to show a clear closeup. You can replace photos using the edit function on the left of your post. Regards, Jim
  49. Hi, here are four ancient suleimani beads with prices. Best of luck, Jim http://www.pinterest.com/pin/195273333815906491/ http://www.pinterest.com/pin/195273333817596498/ http://www.pinterest.c...
  50. Oops, well, go here: http://www.gotheborg.com/marks/20thcenturyjapan.shtml
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