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Posted 4 years ago


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Bought this for 9 bucks yesterday , I don't know what it is , maybe a candle holder not sure. If you know please comment Thank you :)

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  1. Thoscahaba Thoscahaba, 4 years ago
    It appears very large. Pretty .
  2. Songwriter53 Songwriter53, 4 years ago
    Thank you :) I'll measure it once I find my tape :)
  3. shrine shrine, 4 years ago
    It's called Longquan ware porcelain from China. Forgery however, 9 bucks is a smart buy even lower than cost.
  4. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
    Shrine, may i ask if you have anything , a link maybe, to back up your statement?
  5. Stillwater Stillwater, 4 years ago
    Its a censer, for burning powder incense. Fake though, sorry
  6. shrine shrine, 4 years ago
    Ok, Vintagefran, what kind of things you are asking for? I am knew to this site so have nothing online. I could upload thing you maybe interested on your request and let you know.

    There is a good point brought up by Stillwater, if it's a antique censer, where the smoke suppose to come out and the oxygen to come in?
  7. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
    Hi Shrine, Good point about the censer. I wasn't doubting you for a moment, you sound very knowledgable, much needed knowledge here where asian things are concerned, they can be hard to find out about. I just thought it be nice to show a link to support what you say. When you've added a post, anyone with questions could reach you through it, i imagine your'll have a few:)
  8. shrine shrine, 4 years ago
    Hi Fran, again I went a long way to learn lessons thus hard to compress into a photo or so. In case you like to compare, there is one sold to my friend and it's a real piece of Longquan ware in Song dynasty. Look closely at the glaze, you would be amazed by the glare and bubbles. BTW, this price is a real bargain.
  9. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
    Its just nice to see links if you can find them, not always easy i know. Very nice Shrine, but its a bowl, not a censer like this. Sorry but my knowledge of Chinese dynasties is 0!
  10. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
    Oops i called this a censer & its not. Sorry SW
  11. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
    Shrine, why not post some of your Asian collection? Or anything you have you like? I'd love to see it:)
  12. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
    Actually, songwriter, may i ask, why was this considered as a censer? It looks like a jar to me.
  13. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
    To the untrained eye its very hard to tell fake from genuine, I know, I've made mistakes But learning i think, i know what I'm buying a lot more these days than i used to and since joining CW I've learnt a hell of a lot.
  14. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
    Old adage, buy what you like ( & can afford:) whats $9 bucks for a nice jar.
  15. shrine shrine, 4 years ago
    Hi Fran, I am thinking what to upload as my collection is small and most of them are not easy to understand. I may start putting some common fake items I got from internet to show the trend of reproduction. Will do it later today.
  16. shrine shrine, 4 years ago
    The maker of this item tried to imitate the shape of bronze censers 600 years ago. It has 3 feet, 2 ears and round body.
  17. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
    Ooh yes i see, thanks shrine. When you see the real thing its easy to tell them apart. 600 years old! Just amazing. So this jar isn't a fake just a repro, after all its not trying to be a censer, without holes. Shrine great idea to add reproductions, certainly be useful & interesting for me & i suspect many here.
  18. shrine shrine, 4 years ago
    Fran, let's call it censer shaped decoration jar. Songwriter has another one made from jadeite, if I was right. Even though most item listed here are fake, she did dig up gold in dump pit.

    I am talking about this one
  19. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
    Thanks Shrine. Its very nice. I don't own any jade & probably wouldn't know it if i did, the fakes or imitations look real to my untrained eye.

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