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  1. Hi, mike, Roycroft, vetraio, Skeeter, aghcollect, and Manikin, thank you for the kind attention and best wishes to all, Jim
  2. 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
  3. Hi kat22, check out comment 2. Regards, Jim
  4. 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...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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...
  7. 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 ...
  8. Hi Moonstonelover, Rose, and Karen, thank you for the love, best, Jim
  9. 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...
  10. Hi Manikin, Lisa, aghcollect, Mike and southcop, thanks for the love and best wishes to all, Jim
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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...
  13. Well, there's always the four horsepower pumpkin coach with a liveried footman.
  14. Hi, this is Quan Yin (Kannon in Japanese). the Chinese goddess of mercy. She is usually shown seated or standing on a lotus or standing on a dragon. She is occasionally shown seated sideways like thi...
  15. Hi whatisit, I've been looking at this since you posted it. At first I thought it was Chinese, and the mark on the lid was a blessing or well-wishes, and that I had seen it before, but I could not fin...
  16. Hi Sunny, an area in Japan called Kutani is host to several hundred kilns. The top mark on your teapot that looks line an 'r' or 'n' is Ku, nine. The lower mark, sort of a roof with two dots over a s...
  17. Hi, the answer is no. What Vetraio, Kyratango, and I are saying is that the bowl is 20th century reproduction. I'm sure they will correct me if I have misinterpreted their intent. Regards, Jim
  18. Hi, this is Shou, the Chinese Star God of longevity with three of his attributes, a gnarled staff, peaches of longevity, and scroll. Regards, Jim
  19. Tha Qing Dynasty is the period in Chinese history following the Ming. It lasted from 1644 to 1911. Qianlong period is the reign of the Emperor Qianlong from 1736 to 1795. It is probably the most popul...
  20. Hi Joe, you are quite right about welding cast iron, it takes a pro. Apologies for my description, I didn't mention the material, which is bronze, and I should have said brazed rather than welded. The...
  21. Hi vetraio, that's a Qianlong (1736 -95) mark. Regards, jim
  22. Hi all, The marks are generic Kutani, that is, not identifiable to a specific Kutani kiln. The red kanji on the base were applied by brush before fireing and you will find they cannot be removed by wa...
  23. Hi all, just to help Zowie keep the thread alive, I offer, from an impeccable source (one of my grandchildren), the following: Pekingese were bred as as imperial attack dogs to be carried in the slee...
  24. Any marking on the base?
  25. Hi Rose, you got there just ahead of me, best, Jim
  26. Hello, I believe this is Kutani Dragonware, and the finish on this porcelain is called moriage. You are quite perceptive in your assesment of cake frosting as that is exactly how the thick porcelain p...
  27. Hope this works: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Handmade-Chinese-Wood-Black-Lacquer-Small-4-Panal-Folding-Screen-With-Mother-of-/161100272915?pt=Asian_Antiques&hash=item2582531513#ht_405wt_900
  28. Hi Lisa, you are probably right. I was going mostly by the dragon. Those are some very pretty little vases you are posting. Best, Jim
  29. Hello, the use of an imperial five clawed dragon on the endpiece and hair styling and relatively modern dress of the ladies suggests late 20th century Chinese as the place to look. Regards, Jim
  30. You didn't read the reference in Comment 1, did You?
  31. There is no way I know of. The San Diego piece could have been carved much earlier than 1935. Rwgards, Jim
  32. Hi, the figure on the right is a Balinese dancer, a popular tourist item. The figure on the left is indeed a soapstone carving. Go here for more information: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/1...
  33. Hi TA, Pretty impressive.
  34. Good morning Lisa, your comment piqued my curiosity regarding Marwal, Inc., so I did a little searching. It appears to have operated in Florida around 1961 to 1967, but could have had a much wider ran...
  35. Hi, these are not dragons. They are shi shi lions, guardian lions found in front of Asian temples and Chinese resturants in America. Go here for more information. Regards, Jim http://www.collectors...
  36. Hi Lisa, you are SO right about Zan. I got mentally lost looking for 'mountain' and 'sever' and completely missed the straightforward Zan. Most of the marks I found with the bottom kanji end in Zan: K...
  37. Hi, toolate2, mikelv85, racer4four, and vetraio50 , thanks very much for the love. I appreciate it, Jim
  38. Hi T.A. I don't know why your comment hit my funny bone. We're trying to clear this up and you're muddying the water with a stick. :)
  39. Hi this is a guardian lion, often found at the entrance to temples in Asia and Chinese resturants in the U.S. Go here for more. Regards, Jim http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/80007-shi-shi-lio...
  40. Hi Lisa, the key is size and ho2 hasn't yet given the volume. I have a few saki sets, the typical volume is mostly 1/4 cup, but never filled to that. Smaller, tiny cups are 1/3 that size. A miso bow...
  41. Hi ho2 and Lisa, the mark should be rotated 180 degrees. The bottom kanji is somtimes read as 'mountain'. When first posted, I looked for it in Gotheborg without success. This mark, when incorporated...
  42. Outstanding job by a master craftsman, first restoration or not. Congratulations and best wishes, Jim
  43. I see I am leaning left and hitting e's instead r's.
  44. 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...
  45. Hi, looks Chinese. Any marks on the bottom?
  46. 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 ...
  47. Hi Lisa, the four character mark is Qing dynasty, Qianlong reign, 1736 - 1795. Best wishes, Jim
  48. Hi, what a fun and colorful piece! What critter is that, looks like a skinny something fleeing Japanese Thanksgiving. Best, jim
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
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