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  1. This is almost certainly the Indian goddess Tara, the five points on her crown representing the enlightenment of the five senses. The bronze was cast in several pieces using the lost wax process and t...
  2. Hi, this is a very nice quiet piece you have, without considering it's age. Interesting facial expression and the colors in the stone set against the bronze perfectly. The bronze is made by the lost w...
  3. The mark 'Made in Japan' was used from 1921 until 1941, and again after Apeil 1952. The vase is moriage, and the figure may be Kannon. Google moriage and Kannon/Quan Yin for more info. Regards, Jim
  4. tom61375, mikelv85, racer4four, Moonstonelover, DrFluffy, vetraio50, aghcollect, thanks very much for the love and best wishes to all, Jim
  5. Hi Mike, thanks very much for the comment on my Miata. You can refine the date on your vase just a little. The reqirement after the war was 'Made in Occupied Japan' from about 1947 until April 1952. M...
  6. Hi Elisabethan, Wow!! Thank you so much. I spent an hour browsing the Yousef Jameel Center including the jades. And there is so much else there of interest that I'll be spending much more time browsi...
  7. Hi Mike, the mark, rotated 90 degrees clockwise, is a variant of Kangxi not shown in Gotheborg in this form. Regards, Jim
  8. Hi Mike, they are indeed modern, but the art form, chokin, dates to 1300. The designs were etched on pierced copper plates and layered with nearly pure gold and silver. The plates were then assembled ...
  9. Hi, for typical marks found on Qing porcelains, go here: http://gotheborg.com/marks/qingmarks.shtml For a discussion of marks similar to yours, go here and scroll down to ‘China’: http://www.gothe...
  10. Hi, not Qing, 20th late 20th century. Regards, Jim
  11. Hi, nice piece. This is a Chinese warrior, the clues being the headgear, straight sword, and the armor style. Japanese eqivalents are quite different. It's very well carved and probably at least pre-W...
  12. Hi, the Chinese mark reads top down and right to left. Great Ming. The best fit for the left stack is Wan Li (Wanli reign 1573 - 1619) . The piece is modern. Regards, Jim
  13. Hi, snuff bottles are usually Chinese. The color and texture, especially around the opening in the fourth picture are typical of soapstone, a soft mineral which is easily carved. You can check this on...
  14. Hi id, I bookmarked an elegant web site a couple or more years ago, and when I saw your post, I went there. How silly of me. When I got there I made the connection with your CW username (are you Lisa?...
  15. Hi shardra and idcloisonne, quite a bit of high quality lost wax resin art with Asian themes was produced in Italy in the last century. Importers Action Enterprises and Wony Ltd. are identified by l...
  16. Sorry, can't find these marks, maybe someone will recognize them. In the meantime, some guessing: the largeer mark in the lid could be a kiln and the smaller an artist signature; the large round seal ...
  17. Hi Tiki, it's so small it could be a calligrapher's water dropper. Go here and see what you think. The link is so long, I hope it works. Regards, Jim https://www.google.com/images?hl=en&biw=&bih=&q=...
  18. Sorry Shrine, this piece of bronze was never carved. It’s made by the lost wax process and the master was most likely carved in wood. The base would be left flat, The mold from the master would be use...
  19. Hi Don, this is the Shakyamuni Buddha, Google that for more. The lady is Quan Yin, the goddess of mercy, Kannon in Japan. Regards, Jim
  20. Hi Tiki, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to confuse you. An apochryphal mark is one which is not a true mark, a fantasy mark. I think the kendi is not of the period, probably modern, but you should get anoth...
  21. Hi, you are correct, this is a kendi, usually associated with Ming dynasty. The mark is read top down and right to left, the first two characters as Great Ming. The bottom character and top right woul...
  22. Hi Lenny, your Chinese brass pot ia actually a very nice Japanese bronze. The three characters on the right of the mark read down Dai Nichi Hon, Great Japan. The remaining characters might represent ...
  23. Hi, go here: http://nunotanihakuyoukk.jp/company_history.html
  24. The crosshatch pattern is most prominent in cross sections, for example, the base of a statue. Parallel lines are often seen on curved surfaces. You probably have ivory. Finding someone who knows ivor...
  25. Hi, looks more bronze than brass, which just means that it has a much higher copper content. The dog is actually a shi shi lion, frequently called a foo dog, and they come in pairs, male and female. ...
  26. Hi Shrine, if that is standard size brick in the background, this piece must be almost ten inches (25 cm) tall. What does it weigh? Regards, Jim
  27. Hi Fran, I wish I could give some of my age away but Ponce didn't find the fountain. Looks like the poster has left town (lot of that going on) so we'll just have to talk to each other. A five ounce s...
  28. Well hi Fran, every boxed calligraphy set sold in Michaels or Hobby Lobby has a stone made of this material, but the weight runs from about five to eight ounces. An eleven pounder with this quality o...
  29. Hi, both of your small figures with holes are intended as netsuke, but they are 20th century shop carvings. Signed, they are definitely ivory. The holes are called himotosi and are used with a cord, ...
  30. Hi, this is Quan Yin (Kannon in Japanese), the Chinese goddess of mercy and one of the most popular figures in the Asian pantheon. She is found standing and seated in bronze, wood, and various types ...
  31. Hi fhrjr2, thank you for your input. I guess my photos don't properly portray the wood. This is an extremely close grained dense hardwood, no pores, almost on the order of ebony or zitan. There are no...
  32. Vintage-van-Gogh and aghcollect, thanks for the love and best wishes, Jim
  33. Hi Kirk if you're satisfied that it's ivory, I'm almost certain that you are right. To repeat, I think it is ivory. Best wishes, Jim
  34. Thanks vetraio and Artistinside for the love and comment. Best wishes, Jim
  35. Hi Kirk, the ivory grain, called Schreger lines, seems to be visible in your photos, which is why I suggest you have someone familiar with ivory look at it. I think it's ivory. Good luck, Jim
  36. Hi senchi, your mark, rotated 180 degrees, reads top down and right to left: Great Qing, Qianlong, Period Make. The Qianlong reign lasted from 1736 to 1795 and is a popular mark on reproduction porcel...
  37. Hi Kirk, I'm not positive because I'm working from photos, albeit good high resolution photos. It could even be ivory and you should have it checked for that. But the patina is not right and the pine...
  38. Bob, new posting is great, the bottom left kanji is a variation of 'zo' which simply means ''made': 'Made by Kutani. (not in Gotheborg). No chance for a closer date. Regards, Jim
  39. Hi, this is not a Chinese snuff bottle, it is a Japanese inro, carried by a samurai and would be suspended from an obi (sash) by a netsuke. The large carved bead on the right is an ojime. It is not ...
  40. Hi, downloaded the mark, enhanced and enlarged, still can't make it out, however I don't think it can be associated with a kiln. So the date range without that is very likely 1891 to 1921. Jim
  41. Hi Bob, this is a Japanese vase, made in the Kutani (Nine Valleys) area. The characters, called kanji, are read down as follows: three on the right are 'Dai Nichi Hon', Great Japan, but off the usu...
  42. A couple of additional points: the two kanji are probably a signature, as netsuke is usually signed; it was probably mounted long after it was carved.
  43. Hi, Go here and look at the fourth figure down on the right, wood statue. http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/ebisu.shtml
  44. Hi, all in fun, I would make two bets: first, that it's ivory, I can see Schreger lines on both sides; secondly, that it's Japanese. It looks like depictions I've seen of Ebisu, one of the Japanese Se...
  45. Hi, outstanding inkstone! A device called a water dropper, usually made from porcelain or bronze, some of which look like little teapots, is used to drop a controlled amount of water on the stone. Th...
  46. Hi, the figure in the center photo on the right (when rotated) is a geisha, the colors and patterns are more typical of Japanese porcelain. I looked for the mark, rotated 180 degrees as vetraio sugges...
  47. Hi, I don't see striations typical of bone so it could be ivory. Look for a crosshatch pattern, especially around the small knobs at the top. indicative of ivory. Google 'Schreger lines' to find examp...
  48. Hi DrFluffy, That's what husbands are for, isn't it? It could be a Buddha, there are so many, but I think it might be an empress figure. It's similar in some respects to one I have in camel ivory, se...
  49. The National Museum of Taiwan has an exhibit as follows: A jade disk whose hole diameter is 55 per cent of the outside diameter. It is described thus: ‘A Pi, symbol of the circular sky or heaven. The...
  50. Dave, There’s not a lot of information available on huan disks. I found one online at the Harvard Art Museum, 11” dia., 5” hole, and another at the Cleveland Museum of Art, 4 7/16’. hole 3 3/8”, both...
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