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  1. Tha Qing Dynasty is the period in Chinese history following the Ming. It lasted from 1644 to 1911. Qianlong period is the reign of the Emperor Qianlong from 1736 to 1795. It is probably the most popul...
  2. Hi Joe, you are quite right about welding cast iron, it takes a pro. Apologies for my description, I didn't mention the material, which is bronze, and I should have said brazed rather than welded. The...
  3. Hi vetraio, that's a Qianlong (1736 -95) mark. Regards, jim
  4. Hi all, The marks are generic Kutani, that is, not identifiable to a specific Kutani kiln. The red kanji on the base were applied by brush before fireing and you will find they cannot be removed by wa...
  5. Hi all, just to help Zowie keep the thread alive, I offer, from an impeccable source (one of my grandchildren), the following: Pekingese were bred as as imperial attack dogs to be carried in the slee...
  6. Any marking on the base?
  7. Hi Rose, you got there just ahead of me, best, Jim
  8. Hello, I believe this is Kutani Dragonware, and the finish on this porcelain is called moriage. You are quite perceptive in your assesment of cake frosting as that is exactly how the thick porcelain p...
  9. Hope this works: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Handmade-Chinese-Wood-Black-Lacquer-Small-4-Panal-Folding-Screen-With-Mother-of-/161100272915?pt=Asian_Antiques&hash=item2582531513#ht_405wt_900
  10. Hi Lisa, you are probably right. I was going mostly by the dragon. Those are some very pretty little vases you are posting. Best, Jim
  11. Hello, the use of an imperial five clawed dragon on the endpiece and hair styling and relatively modern dress of the ladies suggests late 20th century Chinese as the place to look. Regards, Jim
  12. You didn't read the reference in Comment 1, did You?
  13. There is no way I know of. The San Diego piece could have been carved much earlier than 1935. Rwgards, Jim
  14. Hi, the figure on the right is a Balinese dancer, a popular tourist item. The figure on the left is indeed a soapstone carving. Go here for more information: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/1...
  15. Hi TA, Pretty impressive.
  16. Good morning Lisa, your comment piqued my curiosity regarding Marwal, Inc., so I did a little searching. It appears to have operated in Florida around 1961 to 1967, but could have had a much wider ran...
  17. Hi, these are not dragons. They are shi shi lions, guardian lions found in front of Asian temples and Chinese resturants in America. Go here for more information. Regards, Jim http://www.collectors...
  18. Hi Lisa, you are SO right about Zan. I got mentally lost looking for 'mountain' and 'sever' and completely missed the straightforward Zan. Most of the marks I found with the bottom kanji end in Zan: K...
  19. Hi, toolate2, mikelv85, racer4four, and vetraio50 , thanks very much for the love. I appreciate it, Jim
  20. Hi T.A. I don't know why your comment hit my funny bone. We're trying to clear this up and you're muddying the water with a stick. :)
  21. Hi this is a guardian lion, often found at the entrance to temples in Asia and Chinese resturants in the U.S. Go here for more. Regards, Jim http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/80007-shi-shi-lio...
  22. Hi Lisa, the key is size and ho2 hasn't yet given the volume. I have a few saki sets, the typical volume is mostly 1/4 cup, but never filled to that. Smaller, tiny cups are 1/3 that size. A miso bow...
  23. Hi ho2 and Lisa, the mark should be rotated 180 degrees. The bottom kanji is somtimes read as 'mountain'. When first posted, I looked for it in Gotheborg without success. This mark, when incorporated...
  24. Outstanding job by a master craftsman, first restoration or not. Congratulations and best wishes, Jim
  25. I see I am leaning left and hitting e's instead r's.
  26. Hi, your Chinese jar's mark is correctly oriented and reads top down and right to left; Great Qing, Qianlong, Period Make. Qianlong Reign in the Qing Dynasty lasted from 1736 to 1795. This is a very p...
  27. Hi, looks Chinese. Any marks on the bottom?
  28. Hi it is generaly accepted that tha stamp 'Made in Japan' was used from 1921 to 1940 and again after March 1952 and onward. I think this is post 1952. Unless someone recognises the particular jar or ...
  29. Hi Lisa, the four character mark is Qing dynasty, Qianlong reign, 1736 - 1795. Best wishes, Jim
  30. Hi, what a fun and colorful piece! What critter is that, looks like a skinny something fleeing Japanese Thanksgiving. Best, jim
  31. Hello again, there are a number of minerals called jade. However, there are only two that are actually jade: nephrite and jadeite, all things being equal, jadeite is the harder and more valuable. You...
  32. Hi, I think it would be considered sn urn, it's far too large for a snuff bottle. It's Chinese or meant to represent Chinese art with a pattern very similar to a Taotie animal mask. If you would scrat...
  33. Hi, the construction suggests neither Chinese or antique. The base is stamped from brass plate, the stem and finial are lathe turned brass rod. The hinge is fastened by brazing and rivets with a coppe...
  34. Hi Mike and Racer, Current Toyo Glass Co. LTD started as Shimada Glass in 1888 in Osaka. It moved into Toyo Seiken Group, a packaging conglomerate in 1953. I can make no connection with porcelains fo...
  35. Hi Lisa, mystery is deepening, mikeigotit was the poster. Did a search, he had 215 postings, they are ALL gone. Tracked some of his comments on other postings and found his home page, which at this wr...
  36. Hey Lisa, thank you for the kind comment. The pair of court prints seems to have dissapeared from CW. Our posts in our personal comment section are also missing. Can't imagine why, it was a perfectly ...
  37. Hi racer4four, geo26e, vetraio50, mikelv85, idcloisonne, aghcollect, kyratango, thanks very much for the love and best wishes to all, Jim
  38. The same comments apply as for your last posting. From the angles there it appeared to be a flat plate. But you still have the mark upside down.
  39. Hi, this is a most unusual and very interesting (and busy) piece you have. The characters, called kanji, in the brown and gold box, read top down. The first two read literally Ku Tani, Nine Valleys, a...
  40. Hi Lisa, thank you, I remember looking at your painting when you posted it, especially the '?' in Jurojin. Best wishes, Jim
  41. Good morning Cactus, no, mine does not rattle. Yours seems too elaborate to be intended as a rattle, so, maybe just something loose inside. Regards, Jim
  42. By the way, this is not Buddha, it's Hotei, the most popular of the Japanese Seven Luck Gods.
  43. There is a simpler test if you have access to either acetone or lacquer thinner. Transfer a bit of liquid to a tissue paper, about the size of a nickle, and using your finger behind the spot, do a wi...
  44. Hi, the ornaments left to right are: paper lantern; house or shop; torii, a gate to sacred ground, usually found leading to a temple or shrine; Buddha; temple or shrine; fan. Regards, Jim
  45. Hi, Kyra is right, there is quite a lot of this around, and it's easily identified. Go here to see some more. Beat wishes, Jim http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/80007-shi-shi-lions-aka-foo-dogs
  46. Hi, very pretty and well done. I would be very intrested to know if you have more information about the maker. I posted a couple of these two years ago, one whose face is similar to yours. I can fin...
  47. Hi, really nice vase. I don't think it's Asian, certainly not Japanese or Chinese. I think it's likely to be found somewhere between the Tex-Mex border and Tiera del Fuego. Maybe Inca or Mayan, not Az...
  48. Hi, this is the Chinese Star God Fu, shown here, I believe, in scholar's robes. The mark reads 'Great Qing', the dynasty from 1644 to 1912. The patina suggests mid 20th century. The construction, t...
  49. Hi, very interesting piece. He is definitely not one of the 18 arhats, aescetic disciples of Buddha. The facial features of the Laughing Buddah are often quite similar to those of Hotei. But the stand...
  50. Hi, only the mark 'China' would place it between 1891 and 1921. After 1921 the mark 'Made in China' came into use. Regards, Jim
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