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    Posted 8 years ago

    MavisT
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    Not my favourite vase, but it is undeniably OLD. I can't figure out what it is. Porcelain irregularities and theme say 'early Chinese' but it is in near-perfect condition. Obviously hand-painted, yet has a commercial feeling. The 'hand' that made the mark looks Japanese to me; the painting itself looks Chinese. Plus...it's kinda ugly...am I right? Would LOVE to know what the mark "is". Cheers.

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    1. wexval, 8 years ago
      I think this is not Asian, the mark is not in any of the references I use. It could be European, and you may have a better chance for recognition in the category for China (dinnerware). I was not able to get a sharp image with enhancement, replacing photo one with an image in better focus also might help. Good luck.
    2. MavisT, 8 years ago
      Believe it or not, it is blurry like this on the vase, but thanks. I am 90% sure it's Asian, too, because of the porcelain itself, but you may be right. However, because it's a vase, I will not be including it as dinnerware. Thanks very much for your insights.
    3. wexval, 8 years ago
      Look at China and Dinnerware, Show and Tell, here's an example:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/171659-
    4. MavisT, 8 years ago
      Thanks, but this vase is at least a hundred years old, probably more. It doesn't qualify as "china".

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