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  1. Hello again, if you click the link in Comment #1 you will find an additional link with more information in that posting.
  2. Oops. that's Fukurokuju.
  3. Hi, the top line in the third photo are indeed the Japanese Seven Lucky Gods. I think they were posted over a year ago and the Show & Tell listing only goes back for ten months. As near as I can tell ...
  4. Hi, I don't see this as crude in any way, but rather as a fine piece of antique art by a skilled artist, and worthy of an equally fine base in a darker wood for presentation. I love it. Regards, Jim
  5. Hi, the ladies are dressed as geishas. This, and the mark, rotated 90 degrees clockwise, suggest that the set is Japanese. I looked in Gotheborg's online listing of mostly modern Japanese marks withou...
  6. No, let it stay, keeps me humble.
  7. You could be merciful and delete 8, 9 & 10.
  8. Oops, sorry, just looked at your title, you already knew that. If this is my only goof of the day I'll be OK.
  9. Hi Pat, this necklace is called a choker. Best, Jim
  10. Hi, this appears to be a Chenghua mark. It should be rotated 180 degrees. If you will go to Gotheborg: http://www.gotheborg.com/marks/20thcenturychina.shtml and scroll down to 'Brown Etched Marks', ...
  11. Hi, the figure on the right is one of the three Chinese Star Gods, Shou (Canopus), shown with two of his attributes, the gnarled staff and a crane. Very nice classic carving, but would not be conside...
  12. Hello again, the seal mark reads top down and right to left: 'Great Qing, Qianlong, Period Made'. The Qianlong reign in the Qing dynasty lasted from 1736 until 1795. The pot is likely later than the p...
  13. Hi, very interesting piece, unique in my experience, and good photography. Is there any marking on the base? You have one more photo available. Regards, Jim
  14. Hi, your mark, rotated 180 degrees reads top down and right to left: Qianlong Period Make. The Qianlong reign in the Qing dynasty lasted from 1736 to 1795. This mark is very popular on modern reproduc...
  15. Pat & Mike (Spencer Tracy/Katherine Hepburn movie), thanks for the love and best wishes, Jim
  16. Hi Ron and Fort, thanks for the love and comment, much appreciated. Best, Jim
  17. Hi, Kerry, Officialfuel, Vetraio, Buss. CindB, and Aghcollect, thanks for the love and best wishes to all, Jim
  18. Hi Jewels, the comment in Pat's description is an edit, posted after much research and is probably the best answer to the question of the mark: 'Other expert interpretations have it as the Yongsheng (...
  19. Hi Scott, thanks again for your work on my 'Springfield', much appreciated. Wishing you Happy Holidays, Jim
  20. Hi Chris, thanks again for your extensive work on my 'Springfield', much appreciated. Wishing you very Happy Holidays, Jim
  21. Hi, this is Chinese. While the diaper pattern is shared with the Japanese, the depiction of pine trees here is almost exclusively Chinese. Regards, Jim
  22. Hi, I looked at this shortly after you posted, thought it was not Chinese, but could not help otherwise. Regards, Jim
  23. Hi, the original mark for Qianlong uses six characters in two stacks of three each. The first two on the right stack read Great Qing, followed by the four on your mark. I am not a porcelain specialist...
  24. Hi, the marks, which are correctly oriented, read top down and right to left: Qianlong Period Make. The Qianlong reign in the Qing dynasty lasted from 1736 to 1795. This is a very popular mark on late...
  25. Hi Rookie, your vase is modern Japanese. The characters are called kanji. The first kanji in the middle stack is a one. The next two read Ku Tani, Nine Valleys. This is an area in Japan with sever...
  26. Hi Kyra, that's the same tapestry, a little longer and ten inches narrower, and got no bids! They only traveled to South America, never to Europe. I appreciate your thoughts on this and your comm...
  27. Hi Pat, Mike, Fort, Valentino, Karen, Vetraio, Jewels, Buss, Aghcollect, and Elisabethan, thanks for the love and best wishes to all, Jim
  28. Wrong! Right to left.
  29. Hi, this is Chinese, and reads top down and left to right, China, Jingdezhen Made. The kilns at Jingdezhen have been in use for many centuries, but I would place this as second half or the 20th. Ver...
  30. Hi ho2, this is japanese, Hotei, one of the Seven Lucky Gods. Notice the indentation (for want of a better description) in the right sleeve. the hand may be holding a staff, maybe even with a sack. ...
  31. Hi, ebay is about the only source I know of. There is a source called Worthpoint, but there is a fee and you mostly get old ebay prices. I use ebay for guestimates, ocassionaly need a bit of patience....
  32. Hi, I meant on the bottom of the base, like this: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/139574-emporer-empress?in=1026
  33. keft is left
  34. Hi Lucky, these are lost wax molded composition or resin, which is why they have no seams. The quality is very good, so they were likely made in Italy. Check the base if each one for an impressed mark...
  35. No, Lisa, thank YOU for looking in on this for me, much appreciated, Jim
  36. Hi Lisa, would you mind taking a look at the latest Asian post by Stuart. The item is not cloisonne, but there are some cloisonne pieces around with a Fuku Edo mark, only different from the one on the...
  37. Hi Stuart, This is Japanese. I have a catalog of marks gathered over several years which includes your mark in green and also in brown as Fuku Edo, Gotheborg has it, but not perfectly, in blue as Ari...
  38. Hi AH, the mark is for People's Republic of China (PRC). The top characters read the same as the English, from left to right: Zhongguo Zhi Zao, Made in China. Pieces with this mark date to around 1960...
  39. Hi vetraio, surf, Jewels , mike, and aghcollect, thanks for the love, Jim
  40. Hi Riply, way to go! Best, Jim
  41. Hi, I ran a search for ‘Hewitt’s Kush-Ru’ and got the following, verbatim (cut & paste): Directory of California Manufactures, Page 485 | Document Viewer. Hewitt Perfume Co Hewitt's Kush-Ru burning ...
  42. Hi, your mark, rotated 90 degrees clockwise reads top down and right to left. The first two characters read 'Great Ming'. The bottom character and the top left should be a reign, but do not match any ...
  43. Hi, your mark, rotated 90 degrees counter clockwise reads top down and left to right 'Qianlong Period Make'. The Qianlong reign in the Qing Dynasty lasted from 1736 to 1795. This piece is modern produ...
  44. Hi Karen, thanks for the love and comment. I didn't know what else to call them. They're like clouds, one looks like a shark. Hi CindB, Pat mike, aghcollect, thanks for the love and best wishes to a...
  45. Hi John and Lisa, two replies to the forum query, a little late in the discussion, but here they are. Best wishes, Jim http://www.asianart.com/phpforum/index.php?method=detailAll&Id=83575
  46. Hi Kyra, I liked your other logo, but I'm glad you went back to the original. Best wishes, Jim
  47. Hi, the mark 'Made in Japan' was used from 1921 until 1940, and again after 1952. Your vase is almost certainly from the early period. It is not Satsuma, but Satsuma-like. Satsuma uses a simple cross ...
  48. Hi Lisa, good to see you back, I thought you had abandoned Asian. Looks like you have solved this. Best wishes, Jim Hi John, the third (bottom) kanji is Sei, 'made', so: 'Taizan Made'. I think you c...
  49. Hi John, query is posted, they don't usually publish on weekends, and they screen posts and replies for spam, so it's a slow process. Black is in the minority for marks, but not unique. Regarding your...
  50. Hello again, was grazing back through postings and noticed your description edit. Sorry I didn't cover age, use of Dai Nichi Hon alone or with other kanji, as yours is generally attributed to the Meij...
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