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  1. LOL people, it IS an ashtray, especially from the 60s when EVERYONE smokes - see the notches. All the holes and cracks in the cloisonne would make it terrible for ink wash, which would need to be muc...
  2. 1985, Korean writing Chinese. Master Zhu's Ten Instruction. Apparently very popular in Korea there is even a music video on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5JcJijhmlQ
  3. The marks says "Made in the Year of the Jiaqing Reign." This is NOT from the Jiaqing Period.
  4. 1961, as a commemorative gift.
  5. All the decorations are stamped.
  6. https://www.yishudaka.com/artist/painting-259.html https://www.sohu.com/a/163819084_99976955 Compare this painting to these. . . note the signature and the way the shrimps are rendered. Not real.
  7. IVAN49, I mean rare, but not fictional like Santa Claus. More like the lottery. https://www.cnn.com/2013/03/20/business/sothebys-china-bowl/index.html
  8. That mark is atrocious. If real mark it is 19th c. exported Chinese porcelain to Southeast Asia.
  9. "Nikko" http://www.gotheborg.com/marks/20thcenturyjapan.shtml
  10. It's a huamei (Garrulax canorus) bird and wisteria, two designs beloved by Cixi. The quality of the painting, the marks, and the porcelain, in general, tell me this is later, probably in the last 50 ...
  11. Painting is poorly done, the glaze color is wrong, the foot is wrong. . . made in the last 20 years.
  12. The text seems to be cast with the bronze object, which doesn't make sense since this is a mirror and the text is in the middle of the reflective surface. The wording is not of the period, and neithe...
  13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consort_Pan
  14. Title: Verdant Dense Forest Date: 2000 Many of these stones came from Dali, China. This may or may not have come from there. It is Chinese.
  15. Nice painting by Yunxi jushi (pen name: "The Hermit of Clouds and Streams") after Wang Yuanqi of the Qing dynasty. Probably mid to late 20th c.
  16. They are pith paper paintings from Guangzhou. 19th c. made for export. https://harvardmagazine.com/2009/03/pith-paper
  17. Hi truthordare, I stumbled on this site because I got pretty bored by the lockdown, as I am sure many people. But I genuinely do want people to know what they have and gain a better appreciation ...
  18. I am actually not sure if this is ivory. Carved by Qing Yuan (Qing is the last name). Chinese modern. It depicts the God of Longevity. The characters are 100 Ways of Writing Longevity (shou). ...
  19. Chinese. Modern. Chaojun with a pipa.
  20. Shiva riding on Garuda.
  21. truthordare, Here is a reference sale by the way: https://auction.artron.net/paimai-art83480223/ I agree that many of the female forms in ivory or ceramics are similar. In a factory setting wi...
  22. Korean folk painting. 19th c. at best, if not early 20th c. These are depictions of deities.
  23. From Guangzhou (Canton) card box made for export. The date sounds right. Inscription "fahao" is not a name, but I don't know what that is. Literally means "name of the dharma," the term refers to n...
  24. Tokoname red clay dragon vase. At least some of that is done by mold.
  25. Where do you come up with these stories? This is an episode from the Ming novel Journey to the West. It depicts the main protagonist the Monkey (Sun Wukong) in a battle with the Red Child (Hong ...
  26. If someone offers you 1k for this SELL IT IMMEDIATELY!!! This is a very poor copy/print made in the last 20 years of this famous painting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Along_the_River_During_the...
  27. A modern print.
  28. It's a print.
  29. Chinese fighting cricket coffin. Probably made for tourists.
  30. PLEASE DO NOT TIE RUBBER BAND AROUND IT. It's a guarantee to ruin the paper where it comes in contact with the rubber band.
  31. The label literally says "craft objects made with baleen."
  32. That's not a kimono and obi. . . any resemblance is due to the fact that the origin of kimono and obi was China. Magu is also not Japanese. I am not trying to be a cultural police here, but are othe...
  33. 1896? could be 60 years earlier or later, but I think this is the best date. A list of raw ingredients and their weight for a wine shop.
  34. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cricket_fighting#/media/File:Cricket-Coffin.png
  35. Never seen one with a person on top. . . I am guessing they were made for tourists. There were miniature coffins like this one for prized crickets when they passed after fighting. Chinese.
  36. Not sure what restrictions you are talking about, they don't apply to copies like this. In fact, the pencil writing suggests that this was probably done at a museum/research archive and sold to visit...
  37. Chinese.
  38. This is not Guanyin, and that's not a broken lotus. That's Magu who holds in her hand a branch of the peach of immortality. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magu_(deity) I agree with the dating.
  39. More importantly, it locates the shop: Eastern Guangdong province in Xiangshan (today Zhongshan), Shiqi, Fengming St.
  40. You find these all over the markets in Vietnam. Nicely made but new.
  41. The mark is fine. . . it's a commercial mark.
  42. First: Yushan shenggao, by Xiong Kaiyuan, 17th c. literary figure. The book literally means The Leftover Drafts of Fish Mountain (Xiong's penname). Published in the 1985 or 6 by Shanghai guxi chuban...
  43. No, they are not 8 immortals. They depict meritious officials. ALL of them would be male.
  44. Left: from Shanghai, for throats. Center: for menstruation. These are absolutely fabulous and you should have someone translate them fully.
  45. The inscription says made in 426 CE, during the Songping reign of the Song dynasty (NOT the long-lasting Song dynasty we usually know in history, but an earlier Song dynasty, part of the Song kingdom ...
  46. Holding an umbrella: Vaisravana or Kubera, representing North.
  47. NOT Guanyu. These are 3 of the 4 guardian kings. With snake: Virupaksa, representing the West With sword: Virudhaka, representing the South. They look Korean to me. Date seems right.
  48. The identity of the statue depends on whether you think this is Ming or modern. If Ming, then it cannot be Guanyin (Quan Yin). The iconography at the time associates the lion with the bodhisattva Ma...
  49. What else do you need to know?
  50. The labels are guarantee signs that these are not real. The paper has been treated, and I bet the paintings are printed (check details with a magnifying glass).
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