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  1. Hi, regarding the bottom mark, I'm not sure what you have, use the link and scroll down to Nichi Hon, look at Mark 246 and the marks around it. Then go back to the top, on the left under 'Home' select...
  2. Hi Katherine, the mark 'Made in Japan' was used from 1921 until 1940 and again after April 1952 onward. This view of Mt. Fuji looks very modern and along with coloring outside the lines, I would say ...
  3. Hi Darrah, If a vase is drilled through the center of the bottom for the wiring, the mark is often lost. I'm wondering if the lamp possibly ever appeared in a photograph in your home. If you have so...
  4. Hi Darrah, It was likely converted from a vase, best chance might be to look for vases. Any more pieces, especially of the base with any kind of marks there? The below links are first effort, the thi...
  5. Hi Curt, sorry about getting your name incorrectly above. I would date your figure to about 1900, could be earlier but not more than 1870. It does not fit any modal as a priest that I know of.. Pos...
  6. Hi Gale, the roof-like mark over a second kanji (more likely two) is a yago, meaning 'under the roof of' or 'workshop'. Use the link to go to our friend Gotheborg and scroll almost to the bottom to '...
  7. Hi Gale The decoration strongly suggests Japanese, hope you post the mark. Best wishes, Jim
  8. Hi Molly, the mark, rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise is Japanese, and is not in Gotheborg main or its subs. I looked in several resources which carry mostly pre-1900 marks without finding it. The ...
  9. Hi, the names of Buddha figures are generally defined by the pose. This one is the Amida Buddha and is the model for some incense burners, but this is not one. I have several seated Buddhas in various...
  10. Hi, the mark on the base, rotated 90 degrees clockwise reads 'Jingdezhen Made'. Jingdezhen is an area in China which is host to a number of kilns. Regards, Jim
  11. Well, the pattern is not identical, but close anyway.
  12. Hi AuntMolly, please be merciful and delete comment one. I remembered there may have been a blue script or two in Gotheborg and went looking. Your mark is Juzan gama. From Gotheborg: 'Juzan was the...
  13. Thank you Katherine, you give me too much credit, I love the chase. best, Jim
  14. Hi, this is one of the three Chinese Star Gods, Lu, representing Jupiter and Happiness. I downloaded two of the photos, enhanced and greatly enlarged them. I can find none of the typical characterist...
  15. Hi Carl, you are very welcome. This older size and type of Kutani was showing up in auctions and on Ebay about 20 years ago with ever increasing prices when I was looking for the two other Lucky Gods,...
  16. http://www.asianart.com/phpforum/index.php?method=detailAll&Id=87575&PHPSESSID=6s16mqhbq5delrftd8op24fku0
  17. Hi Robert, your vase is finished in moriage, an 'icing' process begun in early Meiji era and continued until about 1930 when it became too expensive. It is still produced on a lesser basis into modern...
  18. I looked for your mark on Gotheborg's main Japanese and subs (300+), Brinkley (850), and other sources (40o+) without finding it, could have missed it, but I don't think so. It's pretty distinctive....
  19. Hi, I presume the mark is on the bottom of one or more pieces. If you show the mark there is a chance that your set can be identified. You are allowed two more photos which you can add by clicking 'E...
  20. Hi, your mark, rotated 180 degrees reads down, Kutani, Nine Valleys, an area in Japan which is host to several hundred kilns. Your figure is decorated with moriage. The link below will show five simil...
  21. Hi, your modern Chinese mark, rotated about 80 degrees clockwise is a variation of a Ming Dynasty, Zhengde Reign mark (1505 - 1521). Regards, Jim
  22. Hi, your photo on the left shows the ancient symbols of China, a dragon holding the 'Flaming Pearl', the source of his power and the phoenix. They represent male and female. The right photo shows a bo...
  23. Hi, your mark should be rotated 180 degrees. Click on the link below and scroll down to Ref. 1 and 2. Ref. 2 , 387, is a vertical five character mark very similar to yours. There was another similar ...
  24. Thank you for your comment, you are very kind. Botan would be the maker of the vase, probably a kiln producing the the whole article, or decorating and firing blanks made by someone else. The era wou...
  25. Hi ho2, they actually represent pine needles, are frequently found on Chinese carvings and are all over that piece of zitan listed in comment 9. Best wishes, Jim
  26. Hi Katherine, thanks for removing the felt, I’ll try to make it worth the trouble. TOYO, shown as a registered trademark is apparently a distributor, handling some Kutani, Satsuma/Gyozan, Ayame (porce...
  27. Hi Katherine, Nutsa is right on. (I would be overcome by curiosity) Then if you want a pad on the base, velvet upholstery fabric and double-back carpet tape is very neat. Also, leather shops often car...
  28. Hi, the form and format are those of Jingdezhen porcelain, birds and flora on one side, and what is likely a poem or prayer on the other. Jingdezhen uses two or three lines of eight characters with fo...
  29. Hi Vetraio, Geode, Ttomtucker, Aghcollect, Mike, Kerry and Officialfuel, thanks for the love and best wishes to all, Jim
  30. Hi Kerry, thank you for the comment and love, best, Jim
  31. Hi Hoi, the tokkuri in your first photo provides a scale for the cups. There is no doubt that this is a sake set. While there is a great variety of tokkuri, yours is the typical shape one would exp...
  32. Your mark was used as the center of a larger circular mark (maybe earlier) with an outer ring of Chinese characters. This is the first time I have seen the center (your mark) used alone.
  33. There are quite a few different PRC marks, (not counting factory numbers). It may be possible later to refine the date on yours when Gotheborg completes the 'List of Modern Chinese Porcelain Factories...
  34. Hi, your mark, rotated 90 degrees clockwise is Peoples Republic of China (PRC), post cultural revolution and dates to after 1969. Regards, Jim
  35. Hi, this figure represents Kangxi, emperor in the Qing dynasty, shown as your earlier post with a ru yi and dragon rank badge. His reign lasted from 1662 to 1722, hence the older portrayal. It has th...
  36. Hi, your figure is that of Yongzheng, emperor in the Qing dynasty from 1723 to 1735. He is holding a ru yi (as you wish) scepter and wearing a dragon (emperor) rank badge. Search his name for a great...
  37. Hi Behrinmind, Surf, and Lisa, thanks for the love. Welcome back Lisa, I can hear the cloisonne collectors cheering. My best to all, Jim
  38. Hi Mike, thanks very much for your time and the comment. I went to the link you provided and downloaded the photo. The Flickr site has it as a Loetz boudoir lamp. I compared it side by side with the ...
  39. Hi Katherine, not so much a mystery anymore. They are now linked to italy by similar vases with the same mark carying labels reading ‘Resina, Made in italy’. Bst wishes, Jim
  40. They are now linked to Italy by similar vases with the same mark carying labels reading ‘Resina, Made in italy’.
  41. Hi all, for anyone keeping up with this old thread, Vicky has posted a new and interesting variation of this vase. You can see it below. Regards, Jim http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/156119-...
  42. Hi Vicky, if you will click on the link below, read the posting description and all of the comments, it should bring you up to date on your vase. Does your vase have a mark on the bottom matching the ...
  43. Hi, the Chinese characters on the base repeat the English, and left to right, Western style. This is marking is typical of post cultural porcelain, Peoples Republic of China, after 1969. Regards, Jim
  44. The coin to it's left at the 10 o'clock position dates to 1860 and the rest to this time frame.
  45. Hi, the Hegira date on the top coin in the second photo is Arabic/Turkish 1292 and coresponds to our date of of 1875. Regards, Jim
  46. Hi, got a couple of hours? Search 'Chinese cash coins'. Regards, Jim
  47. I see them!! Go for INS Forums! Best of luck, Jim
  48. Hi Moon, still can't confirm two connected holes, regards, Jim Noob, point well taken regarding hole location.
  49. Hi Moon, It appears the himotoshi are at the tip of the trunk. Could you add a photo showing these to better advantage? My reason for asking: the Raymond and Frances Bushell catalogue of netsuke at t...
  50. Hi Ozmarty, Inky, Karen, Mike, Rose, Lisa, Aghcollect, Vetraio, Moonstonelover, thanks very much for the love, my best to all, Jim
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