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  1. Hi Pat, mike, vetraio Jewels, aghcollect, thanks for the love and best wishes to all, Jim
  2. Hi Surf, point well taken, considering the style of decoration. I had locked on to the lugs snd didn't think of anything but China. It's use seems to be reinforced by the rings of water around the ba...
  3. Hi, the decoration and shape suggest this is a wine bottle rather than a vase. Follow Kyra's advice for a chance at the origin. Regards, Jim
  4. Hi Eve, can't help with the origin, but this is typical, not of a vase, but of a water vessel. The four lugs accomodate a rope harness, the jug would be cast from a bank or bridge, filled and then hu...
  5. Hi, these are Wan Shou decorations. Go here and scroll down to Wan Shou. Regards, Jim http://www.gotheborg.com/marks/20thcenturychina.shtml
  6. Hi, your mark, rotated 90 degrees counter clockwise is modernn Chinese. For verification, go here and scroll down to Yong Sheng. Regards, Jim http://www.gotheborg.com/marks/20thcenturychina.shtml
  7. Cool out!! This is a fun representation of the Japanese Seven Lucky Gods. Hard to figure who some are. The kid on the left holding the peach of imortality, or the one in the center with a double gourd...
  8. Hi all, I don't know what's out there on all of CW, but this has to be one of the best dialogs ever, certainly the best I've seen. Again, my sincere thanks to everyone, Jim
  9. Hi Chris, so much work on my behalf, awesome, what can I say? Your research in comment 19 has me convinced that I have a Numrich Arms drop in, everything fits now. I'm going to mark this 'solved', w...
  10. Hi Sue, these are the Japanese Seven Lucky Gods. Left to right they are: Hotei, the fat and happy god of abundance and good health, Benzaiten (Benten-sama), goddess of knowledge, art, beauty, and m...
  11. Hi Sue, thanks for the love and your comment. Looked at your home page, you have a very nice start. Best wishes, Jim
  12. Hi, this mark, rotated about 130 degrees clockwise is Japanese, Shibata, Gotheborg #78. Regards, Jim
  13. Hey Chris, I think you're really on to something. There is so much to read I'm just bookmarking. I miked the bbl tip, it's 0.73". I have gone over the barrel with a good magnifier and did not find any...
  14. Hi Chris, sorry about the confusion. The 1873, 84, and 88 sre given as 32.6" bbl lengths. Mine, not including the percussion breach is 36.25". I can't find any trapdoor with that bbl length. And mayb...
  15. Hi blunderbuss, we haven't talked in a while. It is indeed a rifled .45, bought it in 1978. Thanks for chipping in, Jim
  16. Hi Scott, correction, barrel length should read 32.6" vs 51.9" (LOA).
  17. Hi, Dan, Jewels, AzTom, mike, ron, ho2, vetraio, and fortapache, thanks for the love and best wishes to all, Jim
  18. Thanks to everyone for the great response on this, more than I had hoped for. Riply, there is no serial number, I should have included that in my description. Chrisnp, thank you for the full ex...
  19. Hi aghcollect, mike, Rose, and vetraio, thanks for the love and my best to all, Jim
  20. Hi Karen and Rose, thank you for the kind comments. The black could be dyed to get a uniform color, but there is no evidence of surface treatment. The light side is almost for sure natural. Thanks ag...
  21. Fantastic piece, very well done!! I've never seen so much complicated construction on a figure, and the size! I really like it. regards, Jim
  22. Hi blunderbuss. Pat, Karen snd mike, Thanks for the love and my best to all, Jim
  23. Hi, this is the Amida Buddha. Given the size, it is unlikely that this is jade, and the same applies to the offering by the Florida auction house. Kyra is right, a scratch test, using a large needle ...
  24. Hi, a little addition. Your bottle is very well done, and is more likely to have been made in Italy than Asia. The following are links to similar resin castings which may interest you. Best wishes, ...
  25. Hi, Jewels is correct, the hot needle results are typical of catalytic setting resin much used for lost wax molding. So, resin, and I think you can mark this as solved. Regards, Jim
  26. Hi mike, vetraio, Manikin, Jewels, and aghcollect, thank you for the love and best wishes to all, Jim
  27. Hi Ron, what year, what engine, transmission? I like that little steam engine, have you fired it up yet? Regards, Jim
  28. Hi Keith, thank you very much for the offer, but no, I think I'll keep it. Regards, Jim
  29. The theme of the decoration is Japanese, but the vase could have been made in China. Regards, Jim
  30. Hi, if there is a mark on the base it would be helpfut to show a clear closeup. You can replace photos using the edit function on the left of your post. Regards, Jim
  31. Hi, here are four ancient suleimani beads with prices. Best of luck, Jim http://www.pinterest.com/pin/195273333815906491/ http://www.pinterest.com/pin/195273333817596498/ http://www.pinterest.c...
  32. Oops, well, go here: http://www.gotheborg.com/marks/20thcenturyjapan.shtml
  33. Hi, your mark, rotated 90 degrees clockwise, is Japanese, Shibata (Shiba ta toki). For confirmation, go here and scroll down, almost to the bottom, to Shibata and compare with marks 78, 88, 123. Reg...
  34. Hi CindB and Manikin, thanks for the love, and my best to you, Jim
  35. Hi surfdub, thanks for the comment and love. Fortapache, thanks for the love, is that the one in the Bronx? Best, Jim
  36. Hi surfdub, pops, nutsa, Karen, vetraio, thanks to all for the comments and love, and best wishes, Jim
  37. Hi Pat, nice post and writeup, regards, Jim
  38. Hi Kyra, oooh yes, anymore, there's hardly anywhere you can really DRIVE it, but I take a curve every now and then. Thanks for the love. Hey Jewels and aghcollect, thanks for the love and best wish...
  39. Hi pickr, mike, and vetraio, thanks for the love, and best wishes, Jim
  40. Hi Radegunder, Roycroft and aghcollect, thanks for the love, best, Jim
  41. Hi Jewels, Shake, and FanciGirl, thank you very much for your kind attention, and best wishes to all, Jim
  42. Hi, geo, Jewels, kyra, and southcop, thanks for the love and my best to all, Jim
  43. Hi Kyra, well, I'm glad I escaped that. Seems we have a new standard for torture, the hot pin poke. Thanks for your gracious comment and love, and best wishes, Jim
  44. Hi Max, best guess for the material is plaster or a similar material, eg. hydrocal, with a finish applied by airbrush. Regards, Jim
  45. Hi Max, is there a white spot on the figure where the ball was removed? Using a magnifier, can you find tiny white spots elsewhere on the figure? The size, nearly two feet, would seem to exclude plast...
  46. Hi Sgt, In your description, you said 'Please, any help is appreciated'. I did not casually glance at your photos and say 'Oh, that's resin'. I downloaded all four photos, rotated the vases, adjusted ...
  47. Hi Kyra, did you mean 'find an ivory shop owner and buy some Schreger lines' ? Best, Jim
  48. Hi Sgt, in the third picture, left edge, just below the arm of the nearby figure: what is that? Appears to be flashing. There are other surface indications of lost wax molded resin composition and no ...
  49. Hi Tammy, got a magnet? Easiest way to to identify cast iron. Your critter looks more like a shi shi lion/foo dog than anything else I can think of. But not in the traditional form, although they are ...
  50. Hi, I have a collection of 11 very similar blue marks, no artist or studio, but a few attributed to Japan from the associated decoration. If the mark is rotated 90 degrees clockwise, the bottom charac...
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