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  1. 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.
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Hi Pixelon, thank you for the love, best, Jim
  5. 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...
  6. 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
  7. Hi Karen, Mike and Vet, thanks for the love, best, Jim
  8. 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
  9. 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...
  10. 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
  11. 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...
  12. Well, I said based on the mark, but the times they are a-changing. Evaluation from photos is limited so you may need someone very familiar with porcelain to do a hands on. Best, Jim
  13. Sorry, make that left to right.
  14. Hi, the plates are Japanese. The mark reads right to left Ni Hon, Japan. Based on the mark, they should date from 1891 to 1921. Regards, Jim
  15. 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...
  16. Hi, the bilingual mark is Post Cultural Revolutin, dating from after 1969, produced by the Peoples Repubilc of China. The top line reads Western style from left to right and repeats the English versio...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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. ...
  23. 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...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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...
  26. Hi Pat and Pick, thanks for the love, best wishes, Jim
  27. A belated thank you for the love to Jewels, Melanie, Pat, Mike, Vetraio, Karen, Fortapache, Aghcollect, and best wishes to all, Jim
  28. Hey Surf, thank you for the love and comment, best, Jim
  29. 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...
  30. 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 ...
  31. Hi noob, thank you. Did you know that if uou put 'Slow and steady grinds the rice.' in Google, the first return is this post? Cool. Best wishes, Jim
  32. Hi Karen, thanks for the nice comment and it's bone, best, Jim
  33. Hi Toolate, DrFluffy, Melanie, CindB, Pat, Mike, Karen, Manikin, nad Aghcollect, many thanks for the love, and best wishes to all, Jim
  34. 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
  35. 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 ...
  36. Hello Katherine, thanks so much for your kind comment, really appreciated. Best to you, Jim.
  37. Hi Katherine, Tony, Jewels, Valentino, overdue thanks for the love and best wishes, Jim
  38. 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'...
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. Hey Vet, need a little help. I can't find mark 504 under Arita Fuku or Imari. Where should I look alphabetically? Thanks, Jim
  42. 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'...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. Hi Karen, thank you for the kind comment, much appreciated. Best, Jim
  48. Hi Mike, Aghcollect, Kyra, Vetraio, and CindB, Thank you for the love and best wishes to all, Jim
  49. Hi, Alan, Aghcollect. Mike, Pat, Karen, thanks to all for the love and best wishes, Jim
  50. Hi Surf, Karen, and Alan, thanks very much for the kind comments. Best wishes, Jim
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