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  1. Hi, if there is a mark on the bottom it would be helpful to post a clear closeup. You can add photos using the edit function on the left. Regards, Jim
  2. Hi, there may be a mark on the bottom, if so, it would be helpful to post a photo. A clear closeup would be good. You can add and remove photos with the edit function on the left. This is in the form ...
  3. Hello Katherine, thanks so much for your kind comment, really appreciated. Best to you, Jim.
  4. Hi Katherine, Tony, Jewels, Valentino, overdue thanks for the love and best wishes, Jim
  5. Hi Vet, to further complicate things, this mark is shown in Kutani under 'Kutani (Nine Valleys) Province of Kaga as 487. Mark: Fuku ("Good fortune" or "happiness") common on Kutani porcelain', but I'...
  6. Hi Vet, I see what you are saying, the whole mark for 584 looks like just the top mark on Tony's duck. I need to look further. Best, Jim
  7. Hi Vet, OK, I did that, but it's mark 584, not 504 and bears no resemblemce to Tony's mark. HELP! Thanks again, Jim
  8. Hey Vet, need a little help. I can't find mark 504 under Arita Fuku or Imari. Where should I look alphabetically? Thanks, Jim
  9. Hi Tony, long time. The mark is Japanese, ran it by Gotheborg's main list, no match. But it's close to Dai Nipon Shimada Zo mark 1039 without the ''Great Japan' marks. The bottom kanji looks like 'Zo'...
  10. Hi, these are Chinese and obviously by the same carver/shop. Sharp photos would be a help. With enhancement they both appear to be female, eliminating the star god Shou, and leaving the possibility o...
  11. Hi, there are no online resources for Asian bronze marks (that I know of) as there are for porcelain. This is bronze, very well made, and Japanese. I think the mark should be rotated 45 degrees counte...
  12. Hi Woggle, I'm curious as to how you got a reply from Asian Arts Forum. I'm not challenging that, just really curious, because I've been following your post there daily, and as of this morning there i...
  13. Hi, nice post. Our annual two day North Texas snow shutdown ended yesterday. My bookends came from New York in 1949, Regards, Jim http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/114077-vintage-saopstone-carv...
  14. Hi Karen, thank you for the kind comment, much appreciated. Best, Jim
  15. Hi Mike, Aghcollect, Kyra, Vetraio, and CindB, Thank you for the love and best wishes to all, Jim
  16. Hi, Alan, Aghcollect. Mike, Pat, Karen, thanks to all for the love and best wishes, Jim
  17. Hi Surf, Karen, and Alan, thanks very much for the kind comments. Best wishes, Jim
  18. Hi, I really like your masks, you should post them. Best wishes, Jim
  19. Hey Woggle, I went through several hundred additional marks (not Gotheborg) without finding it. Why don't you post it on Asian Arts Forum, it's free, easy, and your photo at 305 KB is already sized to...
  20. Hi, you are correct, this is celluloid, a thermoplastic of nitrocellulose and camphor, with dyes. It was originally (from about 1860) widely used, but now rarely because of its flammability. They are ...
  21. Hi, the seal mark is for the Qianlong reign (1736-1795) in the Qing dynasty, but this is a modern production, late 20th or this century. Regards, Jim
  22. Make that Gotheborg, and rotate your mark 90 degrees clockwise.
  23. Hi, your bowl is Japanese, late 20th century. You can find your mark in Gothebotg's Japanese section under 'Unidentified Seal Marks', No.742. Regards, Jim
  24. Hi, the mark, rotated 90 degrees clockwise reads top down and right to left; 'Qianlong Period Make'. The Qianlong reign in the Qing dynasty lasted from 1736 to 1795. This is a modern production, 20th ...
  25. Sorry, I meant ro say Karen, not Helen. Apologies, Jim
  26. Hi Helen, I looked at this mark and two other strangers earlier today. I went through Gotheborg's (you meant Gotheborg, right?) main listings of Japanese and Chinese marks wihout finding it, but as a...
  27. Hi, you are correct, it is a ginger jar, but smaller than the usual. The mark, rotated about 110 degrees clockwise reads down ku tani, literally ' nine valleys'. Kutani is an area in Japan which is ho...
  28. Hi Katherine, I looked at these about four hours ago, they're really neat, but I couldn't help. I wondered if there are any marks on the bases (if they have bases). best, Jim
  29. Hi, your vase is lost wax molded resin. The vase is cast, not carved, but was produced from a carved master. The writing in the throat is almost certainly fantasy, that is, meaningless, and if you cou...
  30. Hi. your vase is Chinese. The mark, rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise reads top down and right to left 'Jingdezhen Zhi', Jingdeshen Make. Jingdezhen is an area in China which has been host to many k...
  31. Sorry I'm laughing, can't help it, provenance is the key to making that cut.
  32. Hi Katherine, the McKinley Tariff Act of 1891 required that imports bear the name of the country of origin. Japan used the characters (kanji) for ni and hon which can be read as Nihon or Nipon, or sp...
  33. Hi Rob, your figure is lost wax molded resin, very well done and probably intended to be Ulanara, Emperor Qianlong's Empress consort. She is holding a Ru Yi (as you wish) scepter, common to her portra...
  34. Hi, this is Chinese, and in the style of a coat worn over longer robes seen as costumes of the Beijing (Peking) Opera. There is a very great number of variations in the colors which have different sig...
  35. Hi Katherine, it's a lead glass glaze fired at low temperature. I looked at Chard's and those may very well be also, but the base on hers appears to be kaolin rather than clay. I thought you posted th...
  36. Hi Rose, any marks on the base?
  37. Hi Margaret, the impressed stamp 'China' only on a peice with provenence such as yours suggests a date between 1891 and 1921, and made for export. The material is clay rather than kaolin (used for por...
  38. Hey toracat, hula hoops, C.B. radio, mood rings, Cabbage Patch dolls, Beanie Babies (Dianna $400+), Lego blocks (1961 and still going), to name only a few. Who can say what values will be attached to...
  39. Hi Katherine, I've been looking for that heart shaped trade mark, no luck. But Ive decided my Nishi doll with the TOYO label helps confirm TOYO as a distributer, there is no doubt the doll is Nishi. F...
  40. Hi, it very well may be, I just haven't been able to conirm the mark, which doesn't mean anything. Sorry, Jim
  41. Hi hobbiest, I posted the link here to Asian Arts Forum, and the link to your posting on Asian Arts Forum, so that each side could see the mark. They don't go anywhere else. Hope this clears it up, Jim
  42. From the new photo I see they are a matched pair. Did you look for crazing in the glaze?
  43. Hi Vintage, they don't have required markings (e.g. 'Made in Japan') and so were probably not intended for export. There are a few around though, these came back with the Navy. I've not seen them pric...
  44. Hi, they are obviously an unmatched pair, Japanese from the decoration. Lack of marks would suggest they were not made for export. The raised decoration is called moriage and was applied as you would ...
  45. Hi Pat, Manikin, Jewels, aghcollect, Mike, vetraio, and CindB, thanks for the love and best wishes to all, Jim
  46. Hi Helen and Katherine, thanks very much for the love and comments, and yes, she could be. Best, Jjim
  47. Photos aren't the best way to judge age but I think Katherine's assessment is correct.
  48. Hi Chard, two mature horses, two ponies, a colt and four saddles, you did very well. I really like your display. Best wishes, Jim
  49. Hello, I found two more marks for Kinkozan which match one of my earlier references. I have not been able to find yours. I must correct myself: if your mark can be established as Kinkozan it would be ...
  50. Hi Katherine, horses have benn potrayed in China in some form of sculpture since around 400 B.C. The first painted earthenware looks like childrens toys, the riders out of proportion to the horses. Th...
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