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  1. Hi O&S, the dating of Japanese porcelain as described in comment #1 is well established. The mark is 'Made in Japan', the vase dates after April 1952. Fine or course crazing can be the result of aging...
  2. Hi Alicia, I didn't mean to say that yours is definitely soapstone, can't do that without hands on. You saw the set with a green side? I've not seen soapstone of that color. But I have bought and sold...
  3. Well, thank you very much Katherine, you are too kind, best, Jim
  4. Hi Adam, these are Chinese rather than Japanese. You can change the heading using the edit link on the left. The top character in the first photo reads 'China' and the rest probably as 'made in'. The ...
  5. Hi Alicia, the links will probably answer your questions. I included mine because I am certain it is soapstone, a material I am very familiar with. Best wishes, Jim http://www.collectorsweekly.com/...
  6. Hi, do they all have the same two figures, or are they all different? If different, would you post photos of the other three? You can add three more photos using the edit feature on the left. Regards,...
  7. Hi, the mark 'Japan' only was used from 1921 to 1941 and again after April 1952, along with ‘Made in Japan’ until the present. I think your small plate is pre-war, so not quite antique, but truly vint...
  8. Hi, This is post cultural Peoples Republic of China ware after 1969. The Chinese characters repeat the English and also read western style left to right as opposed to earlier Chinese which reads right...
  9. Hi, dating Japanese porcelain: 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...
  10. Hello Jen, this is a seal mark and reads top down and right to left: Great Qing, Tongzhi, Period Make. The Tongzhi reign in the Qing dynasty lasted from 1862 to 1874. This appears to be a modern piece...
  11. Hi Karen, your mark reads Ryu Ho (Dragon Peak), modern. Ryu Ho is a Sanyo Toki brand for Japanese style dinnerware. Use the link to see more. Best wishes, Jim http://www.motorcycle-memories.com/s...
  12. Hi, the theme and the finish, moriage, are Japanese. Moriage is a process which uses thick colored porcelain paste, applied to the form as you would ice a cake. Since your planter lacks export marking...
  13. Hi, these figures are lost wax molded composition, probably made in Italy which produced a great variety of this type of art in the 20th century. The poses are standard but with a variety of differen...
  14. Hi, this is Quan Yin, the Chinese goddess of mercy, very popular in Asian cultures. This is only one of her many names. For similar carvings search 'Quan Yin with fish' or use the link to see a few. T...
  15. Hi, not samurai but Chinese officer of high rank. Very impressive carving. Regards, Jim
  16. Hi Solo, ChessNut is perfectly correct, but this is not the set I commented on so I have to believe that the photos have been changed out. See the sets in my links. I would appreciate your comment on ...
  17. Hi Rose, would you mind taking a look at my comments 8 & 9 above, see if you remember the set in the link? I think the original link photos have been changed, this is not the set I commented on. If...
  18. Hi Katherine, as you can see, I don't have a handle on Mexican Spanish. However, I do have, and can properly pronounce, with the required roll of the r, the essential which every gringo needs for succ...
  19. Hi Ho2, Vetraio, Mike, Kyra, and Aghcollect, thank you for the love and best wishes to all, Jim
  20. Hello Katherine, as they say in Mexico 'No habla Japon' (well, maybe they say that). A translation would be neat. Thank you for the love and this and your many nice comments. My best to you, Jim
  21. Hi Oldand, than you for the love and your kind comment, much appreciated. Best wishes, Jim
  22. Hi, this mark has been a problem for me for some time. Gotheborg lists it twice in Kutani. Use the link and scroll halfway down, look for yellow mark 487 Fuku meaning happiness. Then scroll to the bot...
  23. Hi Chris, great post, photography, and description. That's a punched hole in the tang, isn't it? I have a '41 shin gunto, removed the peg but could not remove the tsuka. Tapped the tsuba with a small...
  24. Hi Katherine, odd form, appears to be a dipper, perhaps intended to deliver a specific small volume of liquid. Can't imagine another use. Searches didn't produce anything. Sorry I couldn't help, jim
  25. Hi Mark, with this bowl I think you have something that needs pursuing. The very delicate decoration is neither common nor recent. I would suggest that you post it on Asian Arts Forum, it’s free and ...
  26. Hi, it is an incense burner, called a koro. Based on it's appearance and the mark 'Japan' on;y it likely dates to 1921 to 1941. That's a shi shi lion (foo dog) on top. Don't clean it too heavily. M...
  27. Hi, 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 t...
  28. Hi, these are lost wax molded resin composition of high quality and probably made during the last century in Italy. Is there a mark on the base? The figures represent the Chinese emperor Qianlong, who...
  29. Hi, another Qianlong mark, rotated 90 degrees clockwise, with some character variation from your other mark. This is also very likely a reproduction with the name of the (perhaps relatively) modern ki...
  30. Another Kutani mark, probably from the same kiln as your other. Best, Jim
  31. Hi, This mark, rotated 90 degrees clockwise is Japanese and reads right to left 'Ku Tani', literally 'Nine Valleys'. Kutani is an area in Japan which is host to several hundred kilns. Best wishes, Jim
  32. Hi, the mark, rotated 135 degrees clockwise reads top down and right to left: Great Qing, Qianlong, Period Make. The Qianlong reign in the Qing dynasty lasted from 1736 to 1795 and is the most popular...
  33. Hi, your complex Chinese brass container is champleve’. The side plates and top medallion are made and fired separately and attached by soldering as are the embossed plates on the bottom and likely th...
  34. Hi Joe, is that your own vase on Gotheborg? If not, the kiln used the same stamp on both, they are both missing part of Nichi in the same way. And both have a small black dot, just to the right of the...
  35. Hi ho2, thanks for the love, best, Jim Hi Katherine, thanks for the suggestion, I'll appreciate all the help I can get. Old puzzle as you can see, and it would be nice to solve 'Kou'. Best wishes, Jim
  36. Hi Joe, thanks for the love and your comment. How is your vase marked? You have probably looked at the following in Gotheborg. These are plates, but the theme, very closely rendered, is found on a var...
  37. Hi Mike, Lynette, Karen, Katherine, and Aghcollect, thanks very much for the love and my best to all, Jim
  38. Hi Karen, Katherine, and Lynette, thank you for your very kind comments and best wishes to all, Jim
  39. Hi Monica, thank you. The long pointed beards are considerably more Chinese than Japanese, my vote is still for China. Best wishes, Jim
  40. Hi Katherine, the price on the link vase is asking, you need to watch and see if it sells. Only sold prices are a guide. There are over ten pages of 'lusterware' for sale on eBay, 50+ to the page. I ...
  41. Hi Katherine, your vase is what is now widely referred to as lusterware. The term was first used for porcelain fired around the tenth century, but 'modern' lusterware dates to 1800 and the first work...
  42. Hi Katherine, I looked at this just after you posted it, thought it looked familiar, downloaded and cropped it. I added it to a file I keep of similar blue marks, some 25 now with yours. Six are ident...
  43. Hi Monica, judging from the scene in the right hand photo, they are Chinese and the age is probably pre-WWII. You have a photo remaining, a side view of whatever scene there is in the first photo mig...
  44. Hi, definitely ivory, Schreger pattern very visible in the first photo main body and the center section below it. Not a brush pot. Cut from the large end before the tusk becomes solid, so based on the...
  45. Hi, you are correct, Japanese. The mark, which you have properly oriented, ends with zan or possibly yama. It is not in Gotheborg. Regards, Jim
  46. Hi, from the photos, this is bronze. I downloaded both views, enhanced and sharpened, and with magnification find no grain, but high point brown shadings typical of bronze and on the base of the back ...
  47. Hi Bes, there are no resources that I know of for searching marks on bronze as there are for porcelain. The three marks (kanji) in the third photo are likely the name of the artist or studio and read ...
  48. Hi Lynette, you have an answer, I think about as close as you can get. I have posted a thank you note to Peter. Best wishes, Jim
  49. Hi, click on the link and scroll down to Satsuma, then down to Mark 417, dated to the 1980s. Regards, Jim http://www.gotheborg.com/marks/satsuma.shtml
  50. Hi. the bases are chokin. For more, click on the link and check comment #3. Regards, Jim http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/118649-3-asian-etched-brass-chokin-landscape
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