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  1. Hi Rookie, your vase is modern Japanese. The characters are called kanji. The first kanji in the middle stack is a one. The next two read Ku Tani, Nine Valleys. This is an area in Japan with sever...
  2. Hi Kyra, that's the same tapestry, a little longer and ten inches narrower, and got no bids! They only traveled to South America, never to Europe. I appreciate your thoughts on this and your comm...
  3. Hi Pat, Mike, Fort, Valentino, Karen, Vetraio, Jewels, Buss, Aghcollect, and Elisabethan, thanks for the love and best wishes to all, Jim
  4. Wrong! Right to left.
  5. Hi, this is Chinese, and reads top down and left to right, China, Jingdezhen Made. The kilns at Jingdezhen have been in use for many centuries, but I would place this as second half or the 20th. Ver...
  6. Hi ho2, this is japanese, Hotei, one of the Seven Lucky Gods. Notice the indentation (for want of a better description) in the right sleeve. the hand may be holding a staff, maybe even with a sack. ...
  7. Hi, ebay is about the only source I know of. There is a source called Worthpoint, but there is a fee and you mostly get old ebay prices. I use ebay for guestimates, ocassionaly need a bit of patience....
  8. Hi, I meant on the bottom of the base, like this: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/139574-emporer-empress?in=1026
  9. keft is left
  10. Hi Lucky, these are lost wax molded composition or resin, which is why they have no seams. The quality is very good, so they were likely made in Italy. Check the base if each one for an impressed mark...
  11. No, Lisa, thank YOU for looking in on this for me, much appreciated, Jim
  12. Hi Lisa, would you mind taking a look at the latest Asian post by Stuart. The item is not cloisonne, but there are some cloisonne pieces around with a Fuku Edo mark, only different from the one on the...
  13. Hi Stuart, This is Japanese. I have a catalog of marks gathered over several years which includes your mark in green and also in brown as Fuku Edo, Gotheborg has it, but not perfectly, in blue as Ari...
  14. Hi AH, the mark is for People's Republic of China (PRC). The top characters read the same as the English, from left to right: Zhongguo Zhi Zao, Made in China. Pieces with this mark date to around 1960...
  15. Hi vetraio, surf, Jewels , mike, and aghcollect, thanks for the love, Jim
  16. Hi Riply, way to go! Best, Jim
  17. Hi, I ran a search for ‘Hewitt’s Kush-Ru’ and got the following, verbatim (cut & paste): Directory of California Manufactures, Page 485 | Document Viewer. Hewitt Perfume Co Hewitt's Kush-Ru burning ...
  18. Hi, your mark, rotated 90 degrees clockwise reads top down and right to left. The first two characters read 'Great Ming'. The bottom character and the top left should be a reign, but do not match any ...
  19. Hi, your mark, rotated 90 degrees counter clockwise reads top down and left to right 'Qianlong Period Make'. The Qianlong reign in the Qing Dynasty lasted from 1736 to 1795. This piece is modern produ...
  20. Hi Karen, thanks for the love and comment. I didn't know what else to call them. They're like clouds, one looks like a shark. Hi CindB, Pat mike, aghcollect, thanks for the love and best wishes to a...
  21. Hi John and Lisa, two replies to the forum query, a little late in the discussion, but here they are. Best wishes, Jim http://www.asianart.com/phpforum/index.php?method=detailAll&Id=83575
  22. Hi Kyra, I liked your other logo, but I'm glad you went back to the original. Best wishes, Jim
  23. Hi, the mark 'Made in Japan' was used from 1921 until 1940, and again after 1952. Your vase is almost certainly from the early period. It is not Satsuma, but Satsuma-like. Satsuma uses a simple cross ...
  24. Hi Lisa, good to see you back, I thought you had abandoned Asian. Looks like you have solved this. Best wishes, Jim Hi John, the third (bottom) kanji is Sei, 'made', so: 'Taizan Made'. I think you c...
  25. Hi John, query is posted, they don't usually publish on weekends, and they screen posts and replies for spam, so it's a slow process. Black is in the minority for marks, but not unique. Regarding your...
  26. Hello again, was grazing back through postings and noticed your description edit. Sorry I didn't cover age, use of Dai Nichi Hon alone or with other kanji, as yours is generally attributed to the Meij...
  27. Hi, this is chokin, a Japanese art form of metal engraving since the 12th century. On top of etched copper, it is gilded with gold and silver. The engravings were created to decorate the armament of s...
  28. Hi, This is not Japanese, it is Chinese. Rotate the mark 90 degrees clockwise. There are six characters which read top down and right to left. The first character is 'China', the second I am unsure...
  29. Hi, I downloaded the first bottle and enhanced the image. With much enlargement I could only count four claws on one of the legs. There may be a fifth that you can find. Imperial dragons have five cla...
  30. Hi, this is laminated bone on a wood form, evident by the fine lines separating each square of bone and striations in the squares typical of bone. The brown background is artifically colored and the l...
  31. Hi, the reason you did not find your mark in Ming or Qing is because it is Japanese. The right stack reads down 'Dai Nichi Hon' shortened as 'Dai Nihon', 'Great Nipon' or 'Great Japan' The left stack...
  32. Hi Mike, Pat, and Fort, Thanks for the love, best, Jim
  33. Hi, terrcotta is correct. Without marks and based on the features of the hunters, their dress, the hunting dogs and horn, this is very likely European, German or Swiss. The animal appears to be a boa...
  34. Hi Ron, Jewels, Toolate, Harborguy, Vetraio, Blunderbuss, Sean, and aghcollect, thanks for the love and best wishes to all, Jim.
  35. Hi, TA and Kyra are correct, these are all lost wax molded resin or composition. They are close to vintage and very likely made in Italy, which produced many different figures, all superior to their ...
  36. Thanks to Kyra, Surf, Karen, Pat, Mike, Vetraio, and Aghcollect for the love, and best wishes to all, Jim
  37. Hi Surf, ho2, petey, Fran, geo26e and Zowie, thanks for the love and best wishes to all, Jim
  38. Hi Roycroft, thanks very much for the love and your kind comment, Jim
  39. Hi, very attractive bottle, with Kabuki themed faces. A major factor in Kabuki Theater is the art of makeup. For more information and makeup styles search Kabuki Theater makeup. Regards, Jim
  40. Hi, the mark is Chinese and should be rotated 90 degrees clockwise. This is a four character mark, one in each quarter of the square. The lower left character reads 'make' or 'made'. It is not a dy...
  41. Hi Surf and Inky, thanks for the love and comments, best wishes, Jim
  42. Hi Surf, thanks for the love on my Chinese figures. I'm wondering if you saw my comment #2 here. Regards, Jim
  43. Hi Karen, while they are not Art Deco, I believe they are from the era, and early, around the 20's. I've done a lot of search for DavArt, the only thing I've found is the table or desk lamp, definitel...
  44. Hi fixitjmc, Sean, Jewels, and Manikin, thanks for the love, best, Jim
  45. Hi Karen, super educational (for me) comment. Hope the poster marks this 'solved', Jim
  46. 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 ...
  47. Hi Pat, Karen, Mike, Vetraio, Fort, and Brat, thanks for the love, best wishes to all, Jim
  48. 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...
  49. Hi aghcollect, I just posted this, how did you get here so quickly? Thanks and beat wishes, Jim
  50. 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
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