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  1. Hi Ozmarty, Inky, Karen, Mike, Rose, Lisa, Aghcollect, Vetraio, Moonstonelover, thanks very much for the love, my best to all, Jim
  2. Wow! Already more than I had hoped for, avenues for research. Lisa, Rose, Mike, Karen, and Inky, thank you so much for your comments, time and expertise. Best wishes, Jim
  3. Hi Toracat, the set is generic Kutani, not identified to a particular kiln. If the holes, which I can't tell, go to the inside bottom of the cup, maybe for sipping? It doesn't look like you could pick...
  4. Hi, if there is a mark on the base, a clear closeup would be the next step toward indentification. Regards, Jim
  5. Hi, these are not geisha but Chinese. The mark, rotated 180 degrees, reads top down and right to left: Great Qing, Qianlong, Period Make. The Qianlong reign in the Qing dynasty lasted from 1736 to 179...
  6. Hi, the two kanji below Satsuma simply repeat 'Satsuma'. This is Gotheborg mark 417 and dates to the 1980s. The mark is somewhat generic since it does not further identify a kiln or artist. Click on...
  7. Wonder if a pilate is anything like a plate?
  8. Hi, your pilate is Bijutsu Toki, and described by Gotheborg as Mark: 431,. Second half of 20th cent./modern. Satsuma looking cracled glaze. You can find more by searching the mark online. Regards, Jim
  9. Well this is a fun post. I'd say, strictly guessing, that it's a rendition of Northeastern tribal features, Algonquin, Huron, or related. I don't think it's Plains or Southwestern. But I'm going to wa...
  10. Hi Peppa, the value, whatever it may be, will depend on the condition, demand, and rarity or availability of any item. Bronze and brass are usually considered more desirable than iron. This might no...
  11. Hi, from Gotheborg Satsuma Marks: 'The artist Yabu Meizan (1853-1934) had his own studio operating from approx 1880's to 1920's. Extremely high quality decoration. All his work carries his own Yabu Me...
  12. Hello again, your mask is indeed Ghana, and tourist art. If it is a replica of an original mask you might it find in one of the several online research sites, but searching is difficult and very time ...
  13. Hi, iron is a very unusual medium for Indian art. If these are not magnetic, the attracive material is probably bronze or brass with a somewhat higher copper content than usual.. A simple test with a ...
  14. Hi, this teapot was designed to sit in a cradle, hence the four side mounting posts. Some had a warming device underneath and it could be tilted in the cradle to pour without actually lifting it. Rega...
  15. Hi, the mark 'Made in China', used after 1921, combined with the mark in the bowl of the spoons, 'Shou', meaning long life, and the colors, suggest a PRC date after 1985. Regards, Jim
  16. Hi Katherine, there is no significant difference in the weight of marble and alabaster (gypsum). Marble weighs 2.4 - 2.7 grams/cubic centimeter. Gypsum weighs 2.4 g/cc. Hardness won't work either, ma...
  17. Hi Katherine, while this Satsuma-like vase does not have a Shimazu mon, I looked for both marks in Gotheborg's Satsuma section because there are some listed there that also do not. Didn't find either....
  18. Sorry, that's the wrong one, it's a follow-on to the the one I wanted to show and I can't find the original again. My bad. :(
  19. Hi ho2, Surf and Karen are both correct, it's a Chinese dragon chasing the Flaming Pearl, which gives him his powers. Here's how it's done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkF6gvwkmv4 Regards, Jim
  20. Make that left to right. I do this all the time.
  21. Hi, this appears to be a fantasy mark reading Western style right to left and roughly imitating 'Great Qing'. Regards, jim
  22. Hi, your very well done lady is lost wax molded resin/composition, likely made in Italy, which produced quite a lot of this type of high quality Asian art throughout the 20th century. The mark on the ...
  23. Hi, whatever it is, it isn't Asian. You might try changing your category to Military, or there may be something else more appropriate. Regards, Jim
  24. Hi, if you will click on the link below and scroll down to Bijutsu Toki, Mark 431, that is yours, 2nd half of the 20th century. Regards, Jim http://www.gotheborg.com/marks/20thcenturyjapan.shtml
  25. Hi, you don't say how large this is and there is nothing to judge the scale. It is not ivory and unlikely jade. Depending of the hardness it is possibly soapstone or serpentine.
  26. Hi, the lady is Kannon (Quan Yin in Chinese) the popular goddess of mercy. She is shown here with two rakans or arhats, holy men, hence the halos. The vase is done in the style of Satsuma. If there is...
  27. If you will look at Gotheborg Mark 453 under Meizan Hododa: Shimazu family crest above cartouches. Reading top to bottom, right to left the top cartouche is: Dai Nippon, Bi jutsu. The lower cartouche...
  28. Hi Pixelon, thank you for the love, best, Jim
  29. Hi, your mark, rotated 90 degrees clockwise is that of Satsuma. The cross in circle at the top is the mon or crest of the Shimazu clan. Gotheborg has a listing of Satsuma marks which I scanned without...
  30. Hi Reaver, the mark is for Jingdezhen, an area in China which is host to a number of kilns. It is likely from the second half of the 20th century. Regards, Jim
  31. Hi Karen, Mike and Vet, thanks for the love, best, Jim
  32. The Chinese characters repeat the English, and read Western style left to right, typical of post cultural revolution People's Republic. This usually dates to after 1969. Regards, jim
  33. Your cat was made at Kutani (Nine Valleys), an area in Japan which is host to several hundred kilns. It is generic Kutani, that is, not identifiable to a specific kiln. It is moriage porcelain, decora...
  34. Hi Phil, thank you for the love and comment. She is wearing a red one piece bathing suit underneath. And thanks to Aghcollect, Sean, Manikin, and Pat for the loves and best wishes to all, Jim
  35. Hi Super, Santa? The crazing on your cup was probably produced deliberately in the firing, and not by age and is likely dated between 1963 and 1993. WONY Ltd. is an inactive business started April 10...
  36. Hi, the mark reads 'Made in Japan, Hand Painted'. This is modern imitation Satsuma ware end the images are those of Kannon (Quan Yin in Chinese), the goddess of mercy, and of a rakan or arhat, a holy...
  37. Hi, you are in the right place, the mark looks more Chinese than Japanese. There are no online resources that I know of listing marks for bronze or other metals as there are for porcelain. It appears ...
  38. Hi Garzone, tin oxide is generally used to produce a white opaque finish. There may be some in the glaze, but there are other components yielding mixed colors not usually associated with tin. The ma...
  39. 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 spelled out the w...
  40. Hi Eileen, you haven't said how tall your figures are or what they weigh. The kanji read down, Ku, nine, and Tani, valleys, and represent an area in Japan, Nine Valleys, which is host to seceral hund...
  41. 1.Hi zguy, thanks for commenting on my post. As I mentioned in the original write up, it was built in South Carolina. There was an annual pilgrimage of owners to the factory early on, don’t know if t...
  42. Hi Laura and Vet, I agree they are modern, downloaded and enhanced the fourth photo which I think is the correct orientation (but I'm not even sure of that) Can't tell anything about the small mark. ...
  43. Hi jscott, thanks very much for your nice comment. I spent quite a while on your post, wonderfull car, and I know how much work goes into a restoration. It's a shame you had to let it go, but all of u...
  44. Hi, this is well made lost wax molded composition, probably from Italy which produced many such figures throughout rhe 20th century. It is intended to represent a Chinese soldier or perhaps a palace ...
  45. Hi, the title of your print is 'The Great Wave at Kanawaga'. It is from the series 'Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji', by Hokusai Aratame Iitsu Hitsu, published by Nishimuraya about 1830. It is very pop...
  46. Hi Pat and Pick, thanks for the love, best wishes, Jim
  47. A belated thank you for the love to Jewels, Melanie, Pat, Mike, Vetraio, Karen, Fortapache, Aghcollect, and best wishes to all, Jim
  48. Hey Surf, thank you for the love and comment, best, Jim
  49. Well, I just noticed the China label, a puzzle. If the vase was indeed made in Chine, then it's marked to place it in the realm of imitation, and if that is the case, I'm sorry to see the Chinese do...
  50. Hi Mariel, thank you for the nice comment on my turtle. The vase would have been made in Japan, as your title indicates. The cross in circle at the top is the mon (crest) of the Shimazu clan and says ...
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