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Solved mystery items9461 of 95791919 The Americans Come by Fay Foster Sheet music, signed by songwriter with wonderful dedication.signed Japanese vase
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Posted 7 years ago


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cast iron. someone said it was a ikebana. like a flower vase? anyone have any more information as to vintage, value?? Is this unusual? thanks.

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  1. Julie, 7 years ago
    As a child I spent 1972 to 1975 in Japan. I remember my mother having this exact piece. I hated having to dust in all the little holes. The top lifted off leaving the basket type bottom. The basket type bottom also lifted off the cart. It was heavy. Seeing this photo takes me way back. Other than knowing she bought hers in the '70's I don't know much. Good Luck
  2. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 7 years ago
    NICE! Missing one fellow on other end. Here you go:

  3. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 7 years ago
    A charming Japanese usabata cast iron garden ornament or objet d' art in three parts; a wide mouth floral receptacle, within a reticulated, basket design holder, atop a cart with moveable, incise-decorated wheels, attended by children. Dimensions, overall: 13 3/4" L x 11" H x 8 1/2" W. Meiji/Taisho Period

    Your is missing one man at other end. Value: Around 1200.00
  4. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 7 years ago
    I have a auction link if you like. email for that. They are asking $1600.00
  5. tikiray tikiray, 7 years ago
    Here are two like yours:
  6. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 7 years ago
    The first one is wrong, modern repro, the second one?? Heres my link:
  7. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 7 years ago
    Google Japanese Cast Iron Cart and look in Images. The second Picture is your Cart. Click on pisture. Dave
  8. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 7 years ago
    Look at the Wheels on your first link tikiray, the spokes are wrong to new, Repro.
  9. tikiray tikiray, 7 years ago
    You are correct sir! lol didn't notice that, good eye!
  10. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 7 years ago
    These would have been sand cast, so you should be able to see the roughness in the casting. White one is to clean. Hard to tell on the 2nd. Wheels look right but casting is a little clean as well??? Dave

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