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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Hi, racer4four, mikelv85, ATTWOOD, vetraio50, nutsabotas6, aghcollect, thanks for the love, and Lisa for the comment. Best wishes to all, Jim
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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...
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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...
  17. 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 ...
  18. What are you people doing up at this hour? I's 2:30 A.M. here in Texas. My excuse is I'm not sleepy. Good morning, Jim
  19. Hi Fran, this is Japanese. Don't recognize the mark, but the figures are slightly comical representations of the Seven Lucky Gods. That's Fukurokuju with the domed head. The chap with the sword is Bis...
  20. Hi Jason, I think this is a modern production of a fantasy katana. Regards, Jim
  21. Hi this is probably a Chinese emperor portrait, or possibly an official of very high rank, but I'd bet on emperor. Regards, Jim
  22. Hi DrFluffy and Rose, thank you for the love, and best wishws, Jim
  23. 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
  24. Hi Lisa, thanks so much, that's high praise from a sophisticated collector. Warmest regards, Jim
  25. Hi racer4four, SEAN68 , mikelv85, vetraio50, aghcollect,. idcloisonne, thank you all very much for the love and comments. Best wishes yo all, Jim.
  26. 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...
  27. Hi, this is one of two swords (katana or wakazishi) that would have been carried by a Japanese samurai, and so should be listed as Japanese rather than Chinese. There is no scale in the photos to dete...
  28. Hi Laura, your statue is called the Standing Buddha, of which there are very many styles, frequently differentiated by the position of the hands. It is finished in gilt and polychrome, and conservate...
  29. Hi Laura, this is the Chinese goddess of mercy Quan Yin, seated on a shi shi lion (foo dog). She is holding in her right hand a Ru Yi (as you wish) scepter. The seal, rotated 90 degrees clockwise rea...
  30. Hi, there may be marks or Asian characters on the bottom of some. If so, you can use the edit feature on the upper left to replace photox with marks. Good luck, Jim
  31. Hi Tom, usually it's not a good idea to make jusdgements about jadeite based on photos alone, but in this case I feel pretty comfortable. Try laying the figure on it's side, and with a large needle an...
  32. Hi, this four character mark is Chinese, Qianlong Reign, 1736 - 1795, in the Qing dynasty. It reads top down and right to left: Qianlong Period Make. Missing are two more right hand characters, 'Great...
  33. Hi, the material is not jadeite, one of the two forms of jade. I can't tell from the photos if it is stone or composition. It may be intended to represent Quan Yin, the Chinese goddess of mercy, holdi...
  34. Hi Racer, the theme is not a geisha serving a client. Far from it. This is Kannon (Quan Yin in Chinese), the very popular Asian goddess of mercy, shown with four rakans or arhats, holy men, hence the...
  35. Such images are called lithophanes, and are usually women with geisha hairstyles.
  36. Hi, this is a Mexican wood and bone set. Many of these sets were turned on primitive foot powered lathes. For more varieties of this type of set, go here: http://www.chess-museum.com/mexican-bone-che...
  37. Hi, this site cuts to the the chase, hope this heps, regards, Jim http://www.geo.utexas.edu/courses/347k/redesign/gem_notes/jade/jade_main.htm
  38. Hi, this vase has a six character Jingdezhen mark as does the similar vase you posted a month ago. I am curious as to the meaning of the two right hand characters. I have a pair of Jingdezhen vases, G...
  39. Hi, apologies to vetraio, I did not realise he had posted the Siwa connection in Comment 5. This pair is Rama and his wife Sita ( also Sitra) from the 3000 year old Indian epic Ramayana. Mike, I've no...
  40. Hi Mike, very nice restoration. It’s similar to a piece I found about two years ago. I taggad mine as Tara, even though the crown doesn’t have five stars, While researching again after seeing yours, ...
  41. Well hi Rose, and thank you very much, best, Jim
  42. Hi Rose, the shi shi lions are considerably more Chinese than Japanese, but the colors do suggest Japan. This is a piece thats easy to likr. Best wishes, Jim
  43. Hi, best chance for a guestimate is an eBay search: use 'blue Chinese vase' for a few hundred hits, Good luck, Jim
  44. Hi, these are Chinese, based on the diaper, the patten around the edge at the top of the first vase, and it's patterns. The red seals are likely typical Chinese export approvals. Is the second piece a...
  45. Hi, the mark is for Kutani, the two kanji reading left to right 'Ku Tani', literaly Nine Valleys, an area in Japan with several hundreds kilns. The usual mark reads top down or right to left. The read...
  46. Hi, These figures are Chinese, the one on the left is a Buddhist lohan (holy man): http://www.buddhistelibrary.org/en/displayimage.php?pid=502 The figure in the center is Shou with one of his many a...
  47. Hi Manikin, can't say for sure. There are pillows attributed to Japan, like this one: https://www.etsy.com/listing/161712438/japanese-porcelain-head-rest-circa-1930s There are many more attributed t...
  48. Hi Manikin, very nice to hear from you. They are generally more Chinese than Japanese and the hollow cast one piece more common than the two piece. I posted a bamboo pillow some time ago, and the seco...
  49. Hi, please don't be miffed. not a good state. Simply Google 'Japanese porcelain head rest. Best wishes, Jim
  50. Hi, I guess that's a lion, not a dragon, my bad. J.
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