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18K gold and jadeit ring - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Jadeite saddle ring - Asianin Asian
Korean Goryeo (918 to 1392) celadon dish - Asianin Asian
Table made from Indian printing block collection - Asianin Asian
Chinese dream stone screen  - Asianin Asian
jadeite beads  - Asianin Asian
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Japanese Yukuta/Kimono silk? - Asianin Asian
Heavenly Chook ZUN bought online - Asianin Asian


  1. Simply too good to be true. Was the 4 1/2 caret measured or estimated?
  2. Collectomaniac, the emperor o China was also known as " True Dragon, the Son of Heaven". Not like Europeans, Chinese don't believe the nobility of their royal bloodline, but the heaven. The birth of a...
  3. Collectomaniac, I like your scenario in 1860, let me borrow your settings. For a Chinese peasant in 19C, the more realistic solution for pottery needs was not porcelain, but stoneware/earthenware inst...
  4. Collectomaniac, I've met so many porcelain buyers telling me the same myth about 5 claw/toe dragons. There was a ruling like you stated but nobody cared since mid-19C as the central authority became w...
  5. don't worry about the wax seal, I know it's real at the first glance. I also noticed on your other stuff, many of them looks real too.
  6. It's reads Qianlong. The most common reign mark is "Qianlong nian zhi". Qianlong is just the first two character of the whole mark. And you are right, it's a modern copy.
  7. "Made in Jing de zheng" mark started appearing on porcelain wares during Republic era, and became wide spread after 1949. In other words, modern.
  8. elanski, there were many bowls made in this style over 200 years, but only the one made in Kangxi Qianlong and Yongzhen ages has this amazing quality. It's much more collectable than the bowls made du...
  9. I apologise, I was confused with another piece. There could be a mark on this bowl, but never seen in character form. Sorry again.
  10. aubeachbum, there are people out there doing a business called porcelain aquaculture or so. They place porcelain vase in a oyster cage of oyster farm to grow the shellfish on the vase. They'll have a ...
  11. AmatoorPikr, there is no mark on this piece as it's not an important work. Just common wares used for daily life. Plus, most of workers in Chinese kiln can't read and write, means they can't draw the ...
  12. Wexval, thanks for the heads up, I had read it in the first place and paid attention to the reign mark. There are some types of Kangxi reign marks. One of them is "Kangxi nian zhi", which means "...
  13. The second one to the left could be Japanese, the rest I believe just worthless Chinese modern fake.
  14. It's a copy of Kangxi style floor vase. Even though it's well made.
  15. Look at the carving, it's high quality for sure. This style sometime resembles 'Hawk and Bear', in Chinese sounds like Champion. looking for Chinese Champion vase in auction history from Sotheby, ...
  16. It's not old, sorry. I had some of this type, but just look at the motif carefully, it's printed.
  17. In my opinion, it's real, although not very rare. However it's hard to find one with lid. This color is not at its best, so I guess it's made around 18 century. good on you.
  18. You have a piece of history. It's absolutely amazing.
  19. It's almost impossible to identify the maker, and not necessary. The reign mark itself is WRONG. no offense.
  20. It's Cambodian style, common style found in Angkor wat
  21. I don't know what's it made for, but sure its much younger than you as the mark reads "Made in Jing de zheng", the porcelain capital of China.
  22. This is a Japanese copy of Jian hare’s fur tea bowls. It's really stunning even if not the real thing made 800 years ago. Sorry the mark is not readable, and the original doesn't have any mark.
  23. It's call Kendi vase, used for ceremonial hand washing in Arabian region. The best was made by Chinese in Ming dynasty. The bad news is this one is a modern twist.
  24. I can only tell it's a Japanese piece, and the mark on the bottom is a maker's mark.
  25. Have you got the knob tested? It's supposed to be coral.
  26. I can see the brilliant craftsmanship and beautiful wood grain.
  27. I can't be more agree with you that the grade B and C jadeite flooded the market since 50s. However this ring doesn't look that old to me. There were 2 sudden booms in jadeite export in past centu...
  28. Thank you Kyratango for sharing your ideas in jewellery. Only the person with extensive knowledge with ring settings could ever ask whether the back of ring is open or closed. In my case, this ring i...
  29. this kind of things were made since early 20's through 70's, can't tell the age. I have one almost the same with label to the bottom saying "Shanghai, China"
  30. It's alabaster jade or called pseudo-jade. 6 bucks sounds a good deal.
  31. Garuda the bird man, also the name of Indonesian airline.
  32. it's a typical Chinese provincial urn. Rare to find in this size and condition, excellent finding. Adore. Probably from mid 19c, not cheap friend, not cheap. It's designed for congee.
  33. It could make a nice ice box for your beer
  34. I think it's not old nor sliver as I've seen some of them. Sorry.
  35. I am with Kyratango
  36. Funny thing, it's a piece of relic from 19 century, definitely Japanese printing block , not Chinese even if the language used is Chinese. If it's Chinese, the centre of page would been in the middle,...
  37. I think it's called apple jar for its shape. It's not quite old in my mind.
  38. ho2cultcha, Please check the reply I put above. To your question, the wood would remain some ability to absorb oil if it's treated by Tong Oil. Tong Oil penetrates wood a bit, not like normal varnish,...
  39. kyratango, love to see your comments. Yes, you are right about the texture on the belly in Pic 1. To be precise, I guess you referred to the darker part in the wood like black ribbon. I don't know wha...
  40. ho2cultcha, trust me, it's dyed and lacquered. or should I use the word 'stained' and 'Varnished'. For wood craft, if is made of bare wood, except softwood like pine, you could find pore/vessel with n...
  41. kyratango? I just moved to a new place and it's definitely a disaster to pack up, move to storage and unpack my antique collections.
  42. I saw tens of thousands dollar worth in there.
  43. there are heaps of coco in states but the trade of coco is restricted by CITES
  44. they are nice square vases from Qing dynasty. Dare to say, they probably from mid 19c China. Even better, the square shaped one is rare for the difficult to make. Unfortunately, the lids are missing...
  45. oldandsilly +1
  46. Not Mahogany, Rosewood instead. Don't excited, not the valuable one. Mid 20c. The marble stone is called 'Dream stone' or 'Scholar stone', not bad.
  47. Treated Jadeite to my eyes, hope you hadn't spent a fortune.
  48. BTW, do NOT wax or oil it as it's dyed. It's a rule of thumb that do not try to polish Chinese wood piece. The only exception is to remove thick lacquer on rosewood furniture to show it's nature color...
  49. Forget about Zitan wood, not even close to. It's dyed so can't identify the wood, but for the style of carving, I guess it's made from Lychee wood. It was a popular export product from China in Republ...
  50. Common Huali wood, one member of the rosewood family. Great for plants.
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