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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
Amber pendant with cloudy part - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Exquisite Balinese Cameo - Asianin Asian
Japanese Yukuta/Kimono silk? - Asianin Asian
Heavenly Chook ZUN bought online - Asianin Asian

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  1. I got a cloisonne miniature vase with the same motif the other day. Thank to idcloisonne, I had a little story to tell friends now.
  2. kyratango, hope you like this little joy.
  3. Hi cult, I thought it was from 17c Vietnam as they were made in large volume in those days when Chinese ceased porcelain export due to domestic turmoil. Then Vietnam ones faded out when Chinese produ...
  4. had a invaluable lesson from Jewels1900 about American rings. Wondering if the stone on the ring was sourced in America as well?
  5. Love the three in the foreground, quality beads in every sense. You must went a long way to pick them up.
  6. the stamp shows it's made in Tong-zhi years(1862-1874). It's genuine to my eyes. Wondering how much did you pay...
  7. Yes, fran, it must be a vintage indian printing block for tradition fabric. A piece carries cultures from old time. Nice finding.
  8. Hi Mike, the Zhuanshu itself may not be a problem with stamped mark as Zhuanshu is the standard font for Chinese stamp. The question bothering me is why the mark was stamped in the first place.
  9. 100% agree with davezquanw, you are an jade guru. 5 bucks is insane.
  10. No idea about its authenticity. A real piece could fetch you thousands but the estimated price on liveauction yells fake.
  11. You are quite right, it's "over wall dragon bowl" from mid Qing/Ching. Not like the high end ones in its kind, this one is called 'grass root dragon' for low end market. I think it's real.
  12. Taking photos in daylight would make identification easier. :)
  13. Never seen like this before either, but it is famille rose in my mind. Can't read the mark, unusual. The pics don't show the details in painting, but it look good generally speaking and likely to...
  14. Could be late Qing or Republic, old but not delicate.
  15. Never seen this sort of motif before, but yours look old. Should be nice.
  16. The inkstone well is designated to capture the ink liquid produced on the 'plain'. So they must be connected. By looking at it, I think this piece could only hold a very small amount of ink, not rea...
  17. Still - the tail part can't be the 'well' as there is a ridge between the 'plain' and the 'well'. You would make a ink spill all over your table if you try to get it into the 'well'. Try it with clean...
  18. As far as I know, this wood is called Jiaozhi(Vietnam) rosewood in China, and Siamese rosewood to westerners. In bloody Latino, Dalbergia cochinchinensis. I know it is often been mistaken as Zitan for...
  19. emm.. you think this is a "duan"? Thanks for the tipping, you may be right because of the 'eye'. Google Chinese ink block, I don't know how to use it on such a small inkstone. A typical Chinese one w...
  20. Gosh, what a bargain. Pure jealous.
  21. Stillwater, there is nothing called "Rose Famille", I bet you want to state "Famille Rose" , bloody French :) To be honest, it's very hard to give the right name to this piece, even western schola...
  22. Stillwater, may I ask how much did you pay for this piece? Including all associated cost. I am trying to obtain similar things as well.
  23. According to my limited knowledge about inkstone, this one is NOT Chinese but Japanese. First among the reasons, never seen Chinese inkstone in this shape but Japanese. Second, Chinese mined their ink...
  24. A gorgeous piece in many ways. A bit disappointing, not Qianlong era but a copy made around 1900. Very collectable.
  25. The engraving doesn't make sense to me and not signature neither. In case you want to know more about the style, google "obon hat dancer".
  26. my friend just shared this charger with me today. It's bought in Germany and marked as a Japanese ceramic. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v258/shrine79/9c089258d109b3de2654f0cbcebf6c81810a4c74_...
  27. sounds like it could be a decent made jar paying tribute to Qing style design.
  28. Your piece was probably made in 20c with my two cents. Foremost, the black enamel is rare to be found in Qing dynasty. Moreover, the body looks like mold cast. If you could find a sunken ring on the i...
  29. Sorry for any confusion I may caused. the mark indicates the reign of Yongzheng who ruled China between 1678 to 1735. It unlikely to be that old. I could identify a cheap copy if you would upload a p...
  30. Thanks for loving everyone, this piece was made to order, perhaps one in its kind.
  31. I love it. It's not that sort of carving we Aussie commonly find in a Bali souvenir shop, at least not recent years. I hesitate to consider it as a desktop as there is no slot or mounting points coul...
  32. Well, not far from you Attwood, we pay a few visits to Sydney annually from Canberra. Some of my treasure were found in Sydney recent years.
  33. I think you are quite good at dating.
  34. errr....my best guess is not earlier than Meiji.
  35. yep, I can barely see it. Lacquer wares are delicate and easy to scratch. They make me a bit nervous when I drink tea with my japanese lacquer tray. Your bowl looks like made for miso soup, I love it.
  36. Thanks for loving Attwood, can't wait to see your wood carving.
  37. oh, I was surprised this seal was made by wax mold. In that case, it could be a real thing and I would like to read the chars in hope to find out to whom it used to belong, if you could replace the bl...
  38. have no idea of the material, but the first thing need to be ruled out comes to plastic. It's collectable only when it's made from wood and lacquer.
  39. I think it's a restored piece.
  40. hah, it's an antique and also not. the porcelain chips had been cut off from larger chips which could had been buried for centuries. The maker reused the china chip with reign marks to compose this ...
  41. Irene, you are right that she is a an female chinese worrier, could be mu-lan. Just google the Disney movie with the same name. It's, according to my friend, an export chinese art been made around 193...
  42. It's a reign mark claims being made 1678?1735
  43. Funny, all chars on these blocks are identical.
  44. It's is an analogy to the chinese official seals in Ming/Qing dynasty, but it's nowhere near the real antique. The unpolished surface and lines carved by steel tools says it all.
  45. To me, it looks like a wax figure. Heat it a bit to find out.
  46. Fran - you are always welcome. Going to upload more jadeite items but waiting for a fine day to take photos. Only daylight could do jadeite a justice.
  47. oh, my PC finally did me a favor to load the pic in full size. I would like to confirm what I said above. You have a rare collection.
  48. kyratango - Thank you for your special treatment for me :) I have problem to load your pics in full size on my PC, still trying. Perhaps the image size overloaded my internet. Totally agree that it's...
  49. kyratango - I just realized the 'frog', 'butterfly' and 'lizard' are not parts of the original design, which puzzled me a lot. I know I am sort of suspicious/pessimistic person regarding authenticati...
  50. Thanks for the market research kyratango, looks Ho2 had bargain. Congrats!
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