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China Antiques Blog - Database of Porcelain Queries
(Messages up to 5/6/2011)

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Can you Help me identify this Vase?  Could anybody kindly help me identify this vase's time period and style? Please forgive my ignorance in knowledge of the script.

I picked this up at ...

Chenghua Period!  Hello from UK,
Is anyone able to provide me with an information on this bowl, would be extremely grateful for any assistance.

chinese ginger jar marked WIB  I have a chinese ginger jar with lid marked WIB what is this and how old is it

Pink Coloured Chinese Porcelain - What is it ?  I have 5 pieces from my mother's estate and have no idea what it is or if it has any value. I intend listing it on Ebay but what do I call it and what ...

Da Qing Bowl page 2  Per your comments on my first entry, I am attaching more pictures. It does seem like a wash basin, its about 14" wide and very deep. The colors are very ...

antique Chinese figural pottery  My limited research on this very unusual piece of Chinese pottery indicates it may be a 19th cent. Korean brush washer ... the six character reign mark ...

is this valuable plate  dear these pho for old chines plate with cracks ist valuable
thank you
mohammed

Authentication of Chinese Antiques  Hi Peter, how are you doing, I hope all is well. I am sending some images of the other antique pieces that I hsve, some of the images may be the manufacturers'...

Authentication of Chinese Antiques  Hi Peter,how are you doing, i hope good. i had written to you about a month ago about a vase i have, and i got a nice reply from you too, thanks for that....

Hexagonal Vase supplement  In addition I send you some mere photo's.

Two hexagonal Chinese Vases  Hi Peter,
I bought these two hexagonal vases and would appreciate to learn from you from which period you think they are,and could you give me an indication ...

chinese vases 2  ok. i send u more fotos, it is a pair . one is horses other one is rabbits, thanks,

chinese pottery  hi peter, i have a nice painted vase, it looks like from Ming dinasty, could you write your opinion?

Chinese Bone Pottey (Southern song) or 15th centurty?  Dear Peter.

I think my previous post did not go through.

This item was described as bone pottery, Southern Song 12-13th century. I found on the Internet ...

MYSTERY TEASET 01, 02, 03  I managed to get 2 photographs of both sides of one of a matching set of "bowls" that are somewhat blurry, but under 1Meg so that they can appear on your ...

MYSTERY TEASET 01, 02, 03  I managed to get 2 photographs of both sides of one of a matching set of "bowls" that are somewhat blurry, but under 1Meg so that they can appear on your ...

Bone pottery?  Dear Peter.

Can you tell me what it is? I have a pair of these bowls dated (as was described) by 12th century. I found about bone pottery on the Internet ...

chinese vases  hi. i have very nice a pair of chinese big vase, height is 50cm, please, take a look, and please, write me your opinoin, thanks

Yellow and Green Fish Bowl  Dear Peter.

Please take a look at this item. It is coming from the collection of very very old retired Chinese dealer and collector of porcelain. This ...

Chinese Porcelain Bowl with Spiral Mark  Hello, everyone.

Would you be so kind to assist me in determination of the age, dynasty, rarity and value of this bowl.
The picture was taken in a ...

markings chinese or japenese  hi could you tell me if this is chinese or japenese please?

angie

Continuing image of Antique Porcelain plate  Here's more picture for the antique porcelain plate as i posted before

Qing Tea Set?  These matching bowls are very pretty, understated, and unquestionably genuine. I do not own them, but have offered to try and gather as much information ...

Da Qing bowl?  We have inherited this beautiful bowl, but are unsure of its background. Any help you can give us as to dating it and giving it a value for insurance purposes ...

Porcelain Bowl  We have inherited a Chinese Bowl with decorative design inside and out with an interesting mark on the centre of the base. Pictures of the bowl are attached....

Chinese Fish Bowl  I need your help. Can anyone help me identify this bowl. Is it Famille Noire? I bought it at an antique store about 20 years ago. Just loved the piece....

2nd bowl i've been told its from ming dynasty, carries a mark  this bowl carries the mark of chungua period.
what do you think?
is this an authentic?

can you help me determine if this is an authentic Yuan dynasty?  hey, i have this 3 bowls, i want you to see,
i have a first opinion that this one is an authentic yuan bowl, but i would like a second one,
what do you ...

3-piece oriental vase   3-piece oriental vase in muted reds and pinks, handles in middle section dragon heads.
Middle section is hollow. Top cup shaped section has hole in bottom....

Old asian Vase - Chinese? - Updated Pictures  Hi,

Thanks for replying to my earlier comment.

I have attached some closer pictures to help you further if possible.

Thanks,

Darryl.

antiques porcelain  Hi,
can you help me to determine this antiques porcelain ages ? if the picture need more hi-res, please let me know.

thanks

Old asian Vase - Chinese?  My father recently passed away, leaving me this vase which was passed down from his mother.
I am trying to find out some history but have no idea where ...

hey, i have a bowl from porcelain chinese with mark  and i was wondering what dynasty it is?
and how can i know if this is a copy or an original one?
i've been told its from jianqing period.

Ceramic Identification help required please  Hi, I am hoping there may be some knowledgeable ceramic experts out there that can help me identify the pitcher/jug that I have please?

There's a mark ...

old blue and white ginger jar(?)/ vase(?)  From before.....I have pictures of this vase that belonged to my great grandmother and do not know much beyond that. 3 out of 4 of the marks at the bottom ...

Unknown Bowl, need identification  Hi Peter,
Do you have any idea what kind of bowl this is, and how old? I recently bought it without really knowing anything about it. It looks old and ...

large chinese pot  my father picked this very large pot up and was wondering if you could help determine the age etc ,thank you annette

Heavy bronze dragon censer with chinese ming mark?  What can you tell me about this piece? I was once told it was a spurious ming mark of the emperor Xuande. It seems to be bronze but i am not positive. It ...

chinese porcelain  I have a vase and a cap jar--blue and white (greyish now with crackle and tiny pimple all over.)The rim of the base is rough. It has been pass down from ...

Pair of tall vases  Can you help identify and provide information about these vases? They are 42" tall.
They have been in a closet for 75+ years and are very dirty. How ...

Porcelain Bowl  Hi everyone,
I wanted to see if I can get some input on the age of this bowl. I recently bought this from an English family who claims to have owned it ...

Authentication and evaluation of age of Chinese porcelain statues and vase  Hi, I have these Chinese porcelain statues and vases for over 50 years now, they are a part of our home decor, got during the Vietnam war by my father ...

Chinese porcelain bowl marks  Hi, I came across these at an estate sale today and am hoping to get some information. Anything you could contribute would help, thanks :)

chinese influence on this near east bowl.  Hi peter,
I wonder whether this old bowl (I have been told from the near east area 12th A.D.)has a chinese flair to it. It is amazing to think about the ...

Large Chinese Basin  Hey Peter,
Thank you so much for your time.
I've only been interested in Chinese porcelain as a hobby, so as a result I'm not sure about the age of ...

LANGYAO VASE & PETER'S REQUEST FOR A PICTURE OF THE BOTTOM.  Hi Peter,
have taken 4 pictures from indoors, near natural light coming in from the window.
Have to say that the base is not snow or milky , bright ...

Peter can you translate this mark and tell me  What is the period and maker and age of this Bowl. your Professional Help is Greatly Appreciated.

Stoneware tulip vase  Hello Peter,

I should appreciate your help and advice regarding this tulip vase. Made of stoneware I believe, showing age with extensive under glaze ...

Help, can anyone tell me what this symbol means  I bought this vase at a thrift shop. This is the only mark I can find anywhere. Does anyone know what it is or what it means, thank you.

Small Chinese vase in a wooden box  Hello,
I have this little vase in a nice wooden box. I am hoping that someone might be able to help me identify it.
There are no markings on the vase ...

tall cylinder vase?  i am trying to get an info possible on this vase. thanks in advance.

Chinese GINGER JAR Green flowered covered   Hello Peter,
I love full time for your help.
I just got this Green Flowered Ginger jar. it is unique to me.
it is 6+" high approx. and 5.5" wide approx....

tall cylinder vase?  This oriental ceramic item was given to me by a friend whose mother had recently passed. we have no info on the piece but curious. any info helps, thanks ...

identifying my vase (merged)  identifying my vase (merged)

Early Chinese Porcelain  Hello Folks,Please May anyone assist in identifying
this piece of early Chines Porcelain.

tall Chinese vase   I bought it from the same Chinese family in Vancouver BC Canada. they say they bought in Vancouver Chinatown.
the same questions!
maker?
maker period?...

Antique Hand painted Chinese vase?   Bought from a Chinese Family that immigrated to Canada 30 years ago
they said they brought it from China and they paid lots for it
they charge me$20....

chinese vase:can you tell me the maker and the maker period please  more picture
I bought it from a Chinese Family in Vancouver BC Canada
they don't remember where they got it from!
I paid $10.00
I can't loose LOL
it ...

"Ming Dynasty" Vase  Hi Peter

Thank you for your comments .

I have taken 2 more pix for further comment on your point of view as eralier 2 pix had caused some light ...

Ming Dynasty Vase .  Dear sir

My friend have inherited from his great grandfather who is the "Guangdong" chief commanding officer in navy during early 1910s.

I would ...

Is not Peter antiques  18 cm high, please see the help Peter do not have antiques?
At my place we sure this is antique.
Please help


I assume you want to know if this is ...

LANGYAO VASE (merged)  LANGYAO VASE (merged)

Strange looking plate  Hi Peter,
Do you have any idea how old this plate can be? It's very interesting. The subject seems European, but the back marking is definitely Chinese....

Ginger Jar  Ginger Jar

Help with mark??  I have had a pottery vase for a while but don't have any idea what it is. It is clay and has designs/patterns on the outside that were made with some ...

old blue and white ginger jar(?)/ vase(?)  I have pictures of this vase that belonged to my great grandmother and do not know much beyond that. 3 out of 4 of the marks at the bottom seem to be from ...

Plate  I have a colorfull plate. It has mark `Cheng Hua Nian Zhi`
Is it possible that Cheng Hua reign has COLORFULL plate?
Plz your info.. Thanks alot

Info about vases  Info about vases

HELP TO IDENTIFY THIS MARK ?  Hi Peter,
have a porcelain vase with what seems to be a rubber - stamped, red ink mark, over the glaze, on the base.
Looks very untidy.
Could it be ...

Oriental Vase Need help  I have a large oriental vase with a red mark on the bottom of it . I would really appreciate any help idetifying the vase and mark and possible value. Thank ...

Really old looking pottery  Hi,

I'm not usually a collector of Chinese porcelain due to the high number of fakes and replicas in the market these days. However, I currently have ...

Chinese bowl  Hello, help me to identify the bowl please.

Daylight photos:
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Tea set not sure what it is and how old?  Tea set not sure what it is and how old?

SHARING MY THOUGHTS ON ALL THAT ORIENTAL WARE OUT THERE.  Hi Peter,
all that info makes it very challenging for the collector of Asian porcelain.
I know I'll make a lot of mistakes on the way in this collecting ...

Chinese Vase  No makers mark. I suspect it was amateur hand made.The painting on it is not real detailed. I got the vase from my wife who is still in Harbin China. I ...

Pretty Porcelain Bowl  Hello Peter,
I recently bought this bowl at a flea market because I found it so pretty. I showed it to a friend the other day and she thinks it could ...

Mystery Teapot/pitcher  Hi Peter!

We'd love to get some information on our teapot. We've no idea how old it is. We're not even sure it's Chinese! Please take a look and give ...

TEADUST VASE  Hi Pete,
I purchased this vase & assume that it is of modern make as it has grind marks underneath to make it stand properly.
Also noticed that there ...

Teapot  Hi, Peter
A friend of mine has this teapot. It is ceramic. Any comments regarding the mark, writing on the side and its significance.
Please see the ...

Heavy Chinese Brass Bowl  Having read Alan's query about his pair of Chinese censers and Peter's response, I am curious to know what my Chinese bowl could be as it has the same ...

19th century export ware?  Hi, I found this Chinese bowl at a yard sale, which I believe to be antique. However, because there is no markings, I can't be sure. It does however resemble ...

Unusual gaiwan (?) with lots of chinese calligraphy  Hi
I've searched several websites and cannot find anything with similar decoration. Any advise or suggestions as to what it might be and what the text ...

maker mark on a chamber pot i found at auction  does anyone know what these symbols mean or any other relevant info i can use. albert
thanks

UNKNOWN MAKERS MARK  COULD SOMEONE TELL ME WHO THIS MARK BELONGS TO ?

Chinese vase  My grandparents bought this vase in Hong Kong in 1931, I wanted to see if it is an antique or not.

Is this Chinese or Japanese, can anyone identify these marks?  Hello,
After searching for a long time on the internet to no avail I came across this blog and was hoping someone could help me identify the characters ...

Query if this is Ming dynasty?  Hello Peter
I have another article that is available for purchase. It is being represented as being from the Ming Dynasty. Your advice would be much ...

Pair: Chinese Double happiness ginger Jars with 2 blue circles on the bottom!  Hello Peter,
I just bought this Pair of Chinese Double happiness Ginger Jars with 2 blue circles on the bottom!
Each one of them has 3 double happiness ...

Antique Japanese Vase  Hi,
This vase was give to me some years ago by my mother. It has been stored for many years and I have only just re-discovered it when cleaning out old ...

Old red and gold dragons tea set  I have an old tea set with a raised design of red and gold dragons. They have a mark that looks like a butterfly on the bottom of each piece. The cups,...

Qianlong Gu Style Vase  Hi Peter,
I'm wondering if you have any information on this piece. I believe it is part of a Qianlong era flambe Gu vase. If authenticated, is this of ...

9" Chinese Vase with dragon and bird fighting   Hello,
i bought this vase from and estate sale for $5.00 it looks very good. it has on it
- dragon
- bird
they look like they are angry and fighting....

chinese vase  hi Peter
what is this small vase (ab 9 cm)? which period is it from? My grandmother bought it in 1942 in Barnaul
Kind Olaf

China old vase with mark(stamp)  China old vase with mark(stamp)

tiny dish hand painted  hi peter this is the last peice from the collection i inherited any info greatly appreciated thank you annette

small dish blue and white  hi peter any info on this greatly appreciated .thank you

cloisone dish very small  hi any help in identifying this litle dish it had been glued crudley ,i think its quite old but may be wrong thank you

seal/rouge pot with lid  hi peter another one i need help in identifying ,thank you yuor help has been invaluble,many thanks

seal/rouge pot with lid  hi peter any info on this handpainted pot with lid will be greatly appreciated

Bottle neck vase  Hi peter, please see if this bottle neck vase is antique?
thanks a lot.


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Hong Kong Ceramic Works bowl any info please  Hello, i pickup up a porcelain bowl with flower frog at an estate sale. It is marked on the bottom Hong Kong Ceramic Works with a W and 1921. All impressed....

I have a couple of qing vases  Dear Peter
My Grandfather has two vases he picked up in china many years ago. I would like know how much they might be worth
thank you,
Rivka

Details on unusual jug?  Hi Peter
This is the last of the 'unknowns' I have at the moment. It is a rather unusual looking jug (I guess) It is triangular and has a handle on ...

Query Japanese or Chinese mark?  Hi Peter
Thank you so much for your previous advice. It is much appreciated. I have had this little bowl in my collection for around 35 years that I ...

Chinese Vase "no mark(s)  hello Peter,
it seems to me that, this vase is over glaze painted
I bought from a garage sale for a very little.
it measures: 13.5" high x 7" wide approx....

Old vase: lady flying on a crane  hello Peter,
I bought this morning this vase from a garage sale for $5.00
i love it It looks very old
it is 9.5" high and 4" wide approx.
is it Chinese ...

set of handpainted china  THere are no markings on this... does anyone have any input? Thanks!

information required  I have this old chinese monument which was bought in China back in the 1960's as an antique.. It has a stamp at the bottom of it, can someone idetify the ...

Ginger Jar Date  Dear Peter,

I have what looks like a chinese ceramic ginger jar. It has an interesting hand painted scene of a village with bell shaped domed towers ...

Is this a Yuan period dish?  Hi Peter
I have the opportunity to purchase the dish in the photos. It is being sold as Yuan period. Unfortunately these are the only photos I have What ...

Query on origin and age of small dish  Hi Peter
I have another little dish that I would like your advice on. It is about 4.5 - 5 inches in diameter (no ruler at the moment). When you handle ...

Chinese cup  Dear Peter, I have a piece of gaiwan (tea cup used for steeping tea) with unknown vintage. It is the rice grain (mi tong) porcelain, which was in the past ...

Standing white porcelain buddha  I have been given a white porcelain buddha. can anyone say if it is Chinese or Japanese? There is only one mark which would seem to be a signature. I'm ...

IDENTIFICATION OF THIS CUP NEEDED  Hello Peter,
Firstly Easter greetings to you & yours,and also to all the other members.

I have 2 cups that are similar but not identical.
Both seem ...

Chinese Pedestal Fruit Bowl  I am interested in ID'ing this piece of Chinese porcelain in regards to age - type & quality of decoration.

The bowl's rim diameter is 12.25" ... stands ...

footing of ming bowls  Hi, Peter......At present I see for sale on the net a few ming bowls the external base of which are absolutely bare of paint and glaze. Did Ming potters ...

Vase  I bought this vase as it looked different, would you please tell if this is Chinese? there are marks on the base it is very light and almost translucent ...

what does the stamp mean-what year made? asian vase  This vase is almost 16.5" tall and I have sent a photo of the stamp on the bottom-sea green kangi. I acquired from my grandmother who said it was a newer ...

Pair Asian Porcelain Vases  I was told these vases were Chinese, but I don't know anything about them. Could someone who recognizes them
help me with some information? A date would ...

cloisenne bowl with tile mark  I AM PRETTY SURE THIS IS CLOISENNE SINCE IT HAS 9 COLORS. I THINK IT IS A DRAGON . IT HAS A RED RAISED TILE MARK ON THE BOTTOM WITH A DESIGN ON THE INSIDE ...

Black vase/jar: is it chinese?  hello,
it was giving to me by a rich man from West vancouver and he insisted that, the vase/jar is Chinese.
so here I am looking for help.
it is 11"...

ORIENTAL GOLDFISH BOWL  Are you able to help with identification of this Goldfish Bowl, please?

It was left in the garden of the house my son moved into and has lain there ...

Vases  This is one of a pair of vases. About 6 inches high.
Also the mark on the base.
Thanks.

chinese bowl  i have no picture yet of the bowl only the base .if you think it is worth going back to photo top after you have seen bottom i will go back to my aunts ...

small oriental vase or ginger jar  I have this small vase or ginger jar and wondered if it was worth anything.

Chinese dish  Chinese dish

moon flask  I purchased a very large approx 42 inch moon flask with multicolored flowers with gold inlay.....a front and back circle in middle with scene of cranes ...

qing or republic  Peter, I just sent some more pictures of the characters on the top and realized that only three characters across was showing hopefully this is a better ...

republican vase  Hi Peter, you said you could not see a date on this vase, after I looked at the photo's I sent I did not send you close up pictures of the back upper part ...

Large dish  Large dish

Black Tea Pot - Never seen anything else like it!  Believe it or not, I found this tea pot while dumpster diving the remains of an old guys estate. It was in a bag with other items that I was able to date ...

please help with information on porcelain figurine  Hi, I have a porcelain buddha god Hotei figurine. The markings on the bottom are M c . If you could give me any info I would greatly appreciate it. Thank ...

mark on tea set  Hi, I tried to post these photos before. They are from a tea set that my Aunt has had since the 1950's. I believe the set was purchased in Japan.
Any ...

Blue ground bottle vase  I am trying to find out more about a Chinese blue-ground bottle vase, gilt with dragons, looks like 6 characters on the base and some wax ??
60cm high,...

19th Century Celadon vase?  Hello,
I hope someone will be able to tell me about this beautiful vase.

The vase is surrounded front and back with beautiful flowers, birds,etc. It ...

large qing vase 2  large qing vase 2

Indentification of a seal type mark  Hi there,
Just wondering if anyone can ID this seal marking.
It is on a small blue and white ikebana style squat vase.

Possible Annamese Porcelain?  Hi Peter,
Could you please help me with this dish? I have done some research on it, and it looks like it could be Annamese pottery. Is this the same ...

what is this vase?  hi Peter
what is this vase? which period is it from?
www.flickr.com/photos/61673324@N08/?saved=1

Kind Regards
Roy

What period is this antique  Dear Peter,
What about this item, can you give me any suggestion?

Regards,
Kenny

Black Song Celadon?  Hi Peter,
Can this a brown Song Celadon? and if it is from which Kiln?

Regards,
Kenny

Chinese Bowl  Hi Peter,
Do you or any people can help me to define this white Bowl?

Regards,
Kenny

Origin and info on this Jug - Chinese?  Hi Peter
Have attached some photos of what appears to be a Chinese Jug. Did they incise marks like this in early ware or would this be a later technique?...

Is this a Qianlong period vase?  Hi there, could someone please date and identify this vase? It's been in the family for over half a century and would love to learn more about it. Many ...

bottle neck  Hi peter
I had the vase, 13 cm high
Please help him see the antiques there is not?
Sincerely.

Chinese dish with marks?  Hello!
I have this dish that looks quite old to me. It measures 47 cm across and has some marks in the bottom.
Info about age, period etc. will be much ...

Dragon vase?  Hi Peter!
I recently bought this vase with several dragons painted on it. It has a lid decorated with four bats.
What can you tell me about age/period?...

Chinese Or Japanese Tea set  hello,
Hand painted set.
bought it from an estate sale for $20.00
I wonder if it is Chinese like she said or Japanese as I think.
the set is very thin ...

Query if this is an antique vase?  Hi again Peter
First of all, thanks for your replies to my previous queries. I have another for you. I have been offered this vase and have been told ...

Identifying Mark on a Pair of Chinese Urns  I purchased a pair of 12 in. tall, heavy Chinese urns and have no idea what they're worth. Here is the ink stamp on the bottom and a picture of the vase....

pictures of qing vase from alan heseltine  Thanking you in advance for your assistance. You can. I am looking forward to know more about my Qing vase.

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large Qing vase  large Qing vase

Need Help Identifying Statue  Hi,
I hope someone can help me. I purchased this statue at an auction and I am trying to identify it and not having much luck. I know it is either Chinese ...

chinese or japanese little vase?  Hi Peter, Please for your kind review this little pottery which looks old to me. is it chinese or japanese? the painting seems raised. it has crackle under ...

small chinese vase  Hello. I bought a small oriental vase in a fair in Norway. Was told it's from China but have had no luck finding anything about it. Someone out there must ...

Any idea of origin?  Hi Peter
Do you have any information on figurines such as these? There are no markings on the base at all. The little girl laying down is pointing at ...

Blue/grey bowl,plate 3 open salts   Hello,
I'm trying to identify the origin of these items,possibly put a date to them, Or at least know what the markings mean. (the markings on the bowl ...

old porcelain bowl  I would like to learn about this bowl. It was in the family but no one remembers anything about it. Do the marks have any significance? The picture has ...

Reign Mark on Chinese Porcelain  I have a piece of pottery that has a reign mark that is neither Qing nor Ming dynasty. I don't read Chinese. What does this say?

IDENTIFICATION OF MARK  I would like some help please in identifying this seal mark which is printed on the bases of a pair of Chinese vases which I have inherited. The vaese ...

Porcelian Crackle Glaze Snuff Bottle  I recently aquired this Porcelain Crackle Glaze Snuff Bottle, I am interested to know more about the Marking on the Base.

Please could anyone give any ...

Snuff Bottle  I recently came across this Snuff Bottle with some Items I have purchased, I have never seeen a Marking like the one on the base of this Bottle before....

Pair of Chinese Tea Cups  I Purchased some Items, and with them were this Pair of, what look to be, Chinese Tea Cups.

One unfortunatley has a Crack in it, the other is in Very ...

Chinese Painted and Glaze Vase  I picked this Vase up togther with some other Items I have bought.

I would like to know if anyone can give me a second opinion on the Markings on the ...

Chinese Vase  While on My Usual Snuff Bottle and Chinese Antique Hunt this week, I purchased a Box of Items, which included Vase's , Snuff Bottles, and some Chinese ...

dual chinese vase Min 100YO   Dual chinese vase
signed , Min 100YO,
For sale
PATRICK

How do I tell how old this oriental vase?  I had aquired this vase from my mother many years back and I was trying to figure out if it was an actual antique and it's age.
It does have the unique ...

Query Song Dish  Could anybody help advise me as to whether or not this is actually a Song Dynasty Dish? If so, is this dot comb pattern rare (as they claim)? They say ...

Black Song Celadon?  Hi Peter,
This is another items I cannot identify it. It's a small bowl, but interesting is it has a leaf under the Glace. And my question how can a leaf ...

Kraak  An early 17th C. Kraak Bowl made for the Dutch market.

Taiwan Formosa vase?  Hi,
My parents got this antique vase for me when they lived in Taiwan. The vase portrays European ships and people, apparently commemorating the long ...

Indentifying Asian vase  Could someone please help me identify this Asian vase I just purchased at auction? My wife and I collect American pottery and this is our first Asian vase....

Qing Dynasty?  Hello Have a short question. Can you say to me please whether does my bowl come from the Qing Dynasty? It was found in Dresden on an attic. Many ...

Qianlong plate  Hi. I came across this plate at a garage sale last summer and I was just recently told by a colleague of mine from mainland China that it may date to the ...

help to identify my plate  Had this plate for a few years
Just wondering if it is a chinese one
and if yes could i have some info on it please
thanks
angela from New Zealand
...

Two asian bowls that appear to be old  Two asian bowls that appear to be old

Hand etched mark on the base of brass candlestick   Hello,
I have a pair of what I believe to be brass Candlesticks and one of them has a mark on the base which looks hand etched, it says CHINA (rather ...

Blue & White miniature Gourd Vase/Bowl w/markings  OK I have my fingers crossed on this one Peter.
Found at the local second hand store several weeks ago.
I'll post the best pics and close-up of the ...

Yongzhen Era Vase  HI there,
I have made a few enquiries and the reply i gotten was that this was made late 19th or early 20th century. However, it has a yongzhen seal and ...

23" Chinese Vase  Hello Peter,
i have the 23" high Chinese vase for over 25 years
no mark(s) on the bottom.
could you please tel me the maker, the maker period and approximately ...

Identify my Chinese vase  Hi Peter,
Will you please tell me how old my vase is, what materials it is made from, if the mark is significant and whether it is valuable? It stands ...

Incense Tripod?  Hi Peter,
I,m not sure if this is a Incense Tripod, because it's a cap with many holes. so friends told me it is probably for burning aloes woods use ...

BAMBOO BRUSH POT, HOW ON EARTH DO THEY DATE THESE THINGS?  Hi Pete,
have a carved bamboo brush pot with a reticulated base.
is 135 mm.s high; has an old, infilled repair of a full length vertical split on the ...

Celadon Vase  Hi Peter,

I presented this vase before, but now I have been able to identify the imprinted reign mark as being qianlong.This thanks to the fact that ...

Celadon Jarlets (are these fake?)  Hello Everyone,

I recently got this lot of jarlets. Any ideas how old they are and if they are the real deal? Thanks!

P.S: What purpose did these ...

small green/white/blue bowl  wondered if anyone could give me some info on this little bowl

CHINESE TEA CADDY, HOW OLD COULD IT BE ?  Hi Pete,
I have this porcelain tea caddy,about 16 cm.s high, with a continuous handpainted scene all around.

Could the lid have Chinese symbols or ...

Chinese marks  Dear All,
Could anyone define the period of these marks? Appreciate very much!

Re...depth colorations on vases  Hi, Peter..read with great gusto and unthusiasm your comments on cobalt colorations. You should think seriously about hiring yourself out as a pre-buying ...

Is this a Song or Ming Celadon or what ever...  Dear Peter,
I need your help and friends to identified this item,

Regards,
Kenny

Chinese Markings  Please could anyone tell me what these Chinese markings mean, and if they also give an idea of the Year/ Century, i.e 18th / 19th.

Chinese Markings  (from admin)
Pictures too small. Please upload large pictures or post link to pictures on the web.


Please could anyone tell me what these Chinese ...

Chinese Markings  Please could anyone tell me what these Chinese markings mean, and if they also give an idea of the Year/ Century, i.e 18th / 19th.

Chinese Markings  Please could anyone tell me what these Chinese markings mean, and if they also give an idea of the Year/ Century, i.e 18th / 19th.

Chinese Markings  Please could anyone tell me what these Chinese markings mean, and if they also give an idea of the Year/ Century, i.e 18th / 19th.

Chinese Markings  Please could anyone tell me what these Chinese markings mean, and if they also give an idea of the Year/ Century, i.e 18th / 19th.

Identify & possibly date chinese bowl  Trying to determine the identity and possible date of manufacture of an old chinese bowl.
It has a wooden pedestal also.
Any help would be greatly appreciated....

2 Big Vases   Hello Peter, i send to you, the second Mark on the second Vase. You will see it's not the same and a small piece is missing on the mark.
You told me they ...

Is this a Song or Ming Celadon ewer?  Dear Peter,
this is another item I need your opinion or any people. this is an ewer, but interesting the ewer have 2 'outlet'

Regards,
Kenny

LARGE PORCELAIN SHISHI  Hi Pete,
have this very large & heavy porcelain figurine of a shishi, I've compared it to genuine imari porcelain & it has the same paste & glazes.
Read ...

jar maybe for pouring cooking oil  jar maybe for pouring cooking oil

Chinese Bowl  Please identify this for me.
Information regarding origin, seal and period of manufacture will be appreciated.
Regards,
BILAL

Chinese vase:can you tell me the maker and the maker period please  large Chinese vase a bit over 24" high
i have it for a long time.
no mark

Is this Jar Chinese or Japanese  Hello,

My Mom have this Jar for a long time and she believes that this Jar was made in China on the 14th century. Can you tell what year and where was ...

White Song?  Hi Peter,
This is another objects I need help from you and friends. the seller tell me that this is a white Song, so interesting is the picture on it ...

COULD SOMEONE IDENTIFY MARK, POTTER OR EVEN DATE OF USE OF THIS TYPE OF MARK?  Appears to be impressed seal mark on the base of a blue & white porcelain plate, could this be studio mark, which country if possible...looks chinese from ...

cobalt blue colors variations  Peter, On reading some of your commentaries on the coloration of ming vases and general ware I wondered if it is right to assume that all the vase decoration ...

old chinese (?) plate  Does anyone know what this is? It appears hand painted, on a heavy, quite thick plate 20cm diameter, and was bought from an antiques fair around the 1970'...

2 vases inquiry  dear peter,
after searching online and realizing that i really do need the help of a specialist, i decided you were by best bet,,
i have these two pieces ...

Decorative chinese bowl.  Hi the beautiful bowl is hand painted with birds and floral scenes.All with typical rasied areas. It has also been painted inside the bowl. The paintwork ...

Help Identifying Marks on my Double Gourd Blue & White Vases  Hi. I won these in a junk auction, a pair of blue & white vases, on the bottom are some what I assume are Chinese markings. I have spent literally hours ...

symbol on bottom of vase  hi i cant seem to find an identical symbol for this one tinypic.com/view.php?pic=25f510k&s=7
can anyone tell me anything you might know about it??
thanks ...

big Vase Chinese  Good evening,
i have a twin Big vase chinese. I need someone can help me to undestand if they are fake or not.
Some people told me they marked by Qianlong ...

What periods are this antique  Dear Peter,

This is second item, Which I need your/Friends help who can give any identification or suggestion. BTW, I live in West Borneo, were in the ...

What periods are this antique  Dear Peter,

I collect chinese antiques since many years ago, I also have many book about Antiques, But I can't find a similar item in the books or internet ...

ORIENTAL BLUE & WHITE CHARGER, HELP WITH AGE & IF CHINESE, JAPANESE OR OTHER  Hi Pete,
have this 13.5" wide porcelain charger with underglaze hand painting.
Gives a beutiful high long resonance when struck with a finger.

Has ...

RE CHINESE BOWL, CLEARER PICTURES  Hi Pete,
Hope these help, the cobalt on the characters painted up the sides, has run more, than the ones on the flatter area of the bowl.
Still blurry ...

is this a family Rose?   hi Peter and the rest,
Would this be a family Rose? could you say what period?

any value?

Kind Regards
Roy

Earthenware with relief work of porcelain. what period?  hi Peter and the rest of you who comment on this site, many thanks for the help extended us through this site. it is really useful. i would like to know ...

antique vase  antique vase

Could you help identify vase?  I would really appreciate any help you may give me on this vase I picked up at a local thrift store along with 3 antique early 1900's Porcelain Chinese ...

2 CHINESE JARS WITH LIDS  I PURCHASED THIS PAIR OF JARS AT AN ESTATE SALE APPROX. 25 YRS. AGO. CAN YOU TELL BY THE MARKINGS ON THE BOTTOM - THE AGE AND VALUE? THESE PICS ARE OF ...

Pair Large Chinese Temple Jars  Porcelain Chinese temple jars with peaches and pomegranate painted overglazed
they are not totally identical even the marks on the bottom are a bit ...

Song dynasty bowl - Chaozhou  I have a small porcelain bowl that was given to me when I was in Chaozhou in 1990. It was suggested to me that it was song dynasty from the old kilns in ...

chinese vase(?)  Hello,
I would like to ask you for an opinion about this vase.
is it old or more recent design? does it have any value?
I would be grateful for any ...

marks on bottom of saucer?  have you seen these marks or know what they mean? there on the bottom of my saucer/plate 1 is of marks and 2nd is a side view of dish.

Tea Pot Puzzle Jug ?  Hi Peter,
I actually bought this from a antique webstore . . I was told that it is a puzzle jug? They had no idea of where it was made or the age.My ...

BW Small Deep Saucer w/bottom marks  Hi Peter, Here's another one of my local finds.
Found at the local second hand store. It is 3.75" W. x .75" H.

Bowl with very little decoration  Hi,

I was wondering if I could be given any further information on this bowl? I think it's Fujian and probably 19th century, which is based on advice ...

Qing small bowl  Finely painted bowl approx 100mm across. Good footrim. Mark in the form of a blue stamp. I'm not familiar with the mark. Photo of bowl, reverse and mark ...

blue and white chinese vases  hi,
have got a pair of blue and white vases about 4 or 5 inches tall, on the base there is chinese writing and made in yung china ? there is also a gazelle ...

Chinese or Japanese cup and saucer? who is a maker?  This is one of few of my flea market finds. Cup and saucer found in different boxes but it looks to me as a perffect match.

There is a mark on a buttom ...

little vase?  Hi Peter;
This small vase has no noticeable.
Is it Chinese or Japanese, or neither.
Like some more info if possible.
Sincerely.
Annemiek.

board/plate meissen  Hi Peter;
I have bought a board/plate, which I just want to know.
The board is unfortunately severely damaged, there is a sign on it Meissen.
Is ...

COULD THIS BE A MING TOAD IN TRANSMUTATION GLAZES?  Hi again to you all,
The pictures could help more than my input, the last image is of the base.
However, out of interest, I was able to identify the ...

QIANLONG SIX CHARACTER MARK, HOW OLD REALLY ?  Hello again to you all,

I have a large apple green cracle glazed vase with this hand written mark on the base, possibly in black, cannot tell for sure....

Age of Chinese Porcelain Bowl  Age of Chinese Porcelain Bowl

Any clue about origin of this bowl ?  Hi,

I've lived in Shanghai for three years.
Last week, visiting country side, I was invited in a small village for a smoke and I noticed the ashtray....

Phoenix Blue and White Cup  I bought this cup almost 12 years ago in the midwest at an old antique shop that was in a old bowling alley. I haven't done much research on it. Of course ...

minature buddha vase   lovely vase part of the chinese collection ,can you tell me ore about it please ,thank you

Soup Tureen  Can anyone help? I have been researching through the Internet and several marking books and materials and cannot find anything about the mark on this ...

blue and white charger  I have a blue and white charger it is 18" diameter has a phoenix as a centre piece and 6 birds around the outside one each of a pair of cranes one peacock ...

Help identifying marks please  Hi,

I recently received a vase with three marks on the bottom. Can you please identify what they say or be able to identify when the vase was produced?...

Asian Tea Set  Asian Tea Set

way better pics   1st pic is of close up of inside of lid, 2nd is markings on bottom of saucer plate, 3rd is side view of the plate, 4th is side view of that bowl/lid combo,...

Saucer  Hi Peter,

Similarly to the bowl I wWould like to hear your opinion on this saucer, which also appears to be famille rose.

Bowl  Hi Peter,

I Would like to hear your opinion on this bowl.
It appears to be famille rose, but it does not look that old to me.

original or fake  what is this use for?
is original or reproduction ?

Vase withChinese text  Hi Peter,

I happen to have a vase which seems to be similar to the vase posted by Sal Kahil, though without a sticker.
What can you make of this one?...

Floral Pattern Bowl with 2 Cobalt Blue Circles on bottom under glaze  I found this bowl several months ago and can't seem to find out if it is actually a Chinese or Japanese pattern. I might be way off but the 2 blue circles ...

vase  can anyone help me to identify this vase.

is it chinese or JapanesesEthnic/Oriental decorative Vase  please help me to identify this vase
thank you

chinese vase:can you tell me the maker and the year please  hello Peter,

this is the only picture I have of this vase

It is 10 inches high, 5 inches wide


There is a sticker underneath that reads "Moral ...

Various different marks - please help!  Hi there, I was wondering if anyone can help me with these marks please? see pictures. The first one is on a wonderful teapot, the second one is on a beautifully ...

Identify ginger jar  Received this as a gift and am wondering if I can get any information about it. No marks on the bottom. Lid might not actually go with it.

are they real or fake?  They came from an elderly couple's house
i wonder if the are original of fake?
maker's period?
they are
13" long approx
10" and 11" high
best regards,...

2 old Chinese vases  I bought these 2 vases from an elderly couple. they look very old and the say they had them for over 40 years
no marks
17" approx. high
lots of Chinese ...

pressed porcelaine box double happiness  hi i have seen one of these on e bay .is mine the genuine acrticle .the ebay one looks very clean and white ,thank you

pressed porcelaine box  hi peter another peice from my collection .this has contents which smell like old lipstick,very thick and oily ,i thought this was quite old ,never seen ...

pressed porcelaine bottle  hi peter .another piece from the chinese collection .i love this piepce its so pretty .but has no marks ,the lid is packed in another box ready for moving ...

bowl blue /white  hi can you identify this little charming bowl

BOWL EGG CUP SIZE  HI can you tell me anything about this tiny bowl egg cup size thank you

Updated photos: Set of Chinese cups and plates - would like to know more about it  Hi, I took additional photos in better lighting and added posted them to an album on google picasa.

This is the link:
picasaweb.google.com/alyssa....

Blue and White Jar  I would like to know the details of this blue and white jar.

Is this an genuine chinese piece
reverse doesnt have any mark
  Hi Peter,

the reverse of this porcelain doesnt have any mark can these be a chinese piece.

docs.google.com/leaf?id=0Bxnq7WnHGnozOTNlMjdm
OTAtODVkNS00MTY0LWI2YmQtOTBkYzA4YjY4Nzk3&...

Help with identifying Chinese vase markings  Hi all

I hope that you can help me identifying a the marks on a vase I bought at a junk sale in Iceland.

I've researched quite a bit on the internet,...

Set of Chinese cups and plates - would like to know more about it  I was just going through some things my grandfather had given me many years ago and came upon a box that had a set of cups and plates. There is a marking ...

Chinese Brass Plate, Export or Genuine Period?  We acquired this brass plate from my grandmother's estate in 1979. We think my great-grandfather, a ship's captain sailing from New York, NY, may have ...

Advise about this one?  Hi Peter,
Would like to know if this vase is worth buying.
I have my doubts about a bit, there is no stamp or mark, this is the story of the vase by ...

antique porcelin vase  I have a 6 inch vase that is being held up by 2 ladies hands.
The vase is white with 7 little purple flowers on it.The hands are pink in color and the ...

Ceramic "pail" with handle?  hi,
i wonder if you could tel me about this item:
it looks like a pail with handle. very heavy, ceramic and it is 17" high by 11" wide.
is it Chinese?...

Blue and White Double Happiness Chinese Jar with lid  hello
An elderly lady gave it to me and she mentioned that she had it for over 35 years

could you please help me with identifying this item and if ...

Ming?  I received this vase from my grandmother in 1963, she lived in china during 1920-1930's. It is 7 1/2" tall.
The vase is light and semi translucent.
I'...

ginger style pot chinese or chinoise .seen on e bay as chinese   this is one of the pots i have .this has a good decoration was dug in a victorian tip ,i was researching something else and i found one similar to this ...

Ancient Antique Chinese Porcelain Vase  Hai....
i have one old vase.i dont know where it came from or the value of this vase.Can anyone tell me.i need to know.

Chinesisches Gefäß  Hallo Peter,
können Sie mir zu diesem Gefäß etwas sagen, welcher Jahegang,bin Ihnen für jede Info dankbar.
vielen Dank

Angelika

BW Vase  Hi Peter! Could you help with this BW vase please. It has some age signs seem and it's translucent against the light. Regards

Is this a Kangxi dragon porcelain vase  I inherited this vase from my father who got it from his father and not sure of whether it is really a Kangsi or a copied one.

Attached is a photo together ...

teapot willow pattern dug  another peice dug from a victorian tip .its hand painted i thought it was transfer. on closer examination realised it was painted ,its in very bad shape ...

bowl dug from victorian tip  this bowl was dug some years ago by my brother ,i use it to place pots of herbs in on the window .not sure if its english or foreign/chinese .its hand ...

Are these Chinese Vases Genuine?  Hi,

I would like to know as much information as possible on these two Chinese Vases I have come across. I would like to know the dynasty and how much ...

vase .lustre finish  this was with the chinese items i was left .its not ancient and i think more vintage .it is transfer with hand finishing ,i looked through a jeweley eye ...

Identifying this vase  I recently purchased this small blue and white vase and was wondering if anyone could tell me about it.

Unknown Japanese(?) cup.  I received this cup from my grandmother some time ago. She liked to travel but unfortunately I don't know where she picked it up. I have been unable to ...

Possible chinese pottery?  Hi
I am trying to identify two peices that I have inherited. One is a pot with lid in mostly red & white picked out in black and gold detail. One face ...

two handpainted vase 5 inch high  these were with the box of chinese items ,they look quite modern ,they are opaque .the underglaze has blue tint to it ,,they are pretty and wondered if ...

Wall Hanging  Could any one please advise me about this subject
Many Thanks

Small Green Vase  Hi Peter,

I wonder how you will judge this small vase (height appr. 12 cm).If it would be old can you tell me what it was used for? Thanks.

Can anyone tell me anything about these 3 vases??  I got these from my grandparents house. I have no idea where they came from, how old they are, or anything about them. 1 larger one, 2 smaller ones

Any ...

Can anyone tell me about this Oriental bowl please??  Hi there

I recently bought this for £2 from a charity shop simply as i liked the colours.
Not sure if it is Chinese or Japanese, or neither..?
It ...

chinese ?  Hi Peter, I am wondering what this is for. and how old it is ? the flower have a brown redish colour glaze.It has holes in the plate center .Is this chinese?...

chinese bowl  Hi Peter, this one looks very old. Is it chinese? it measures 71/2" x 4 1/2". it is missing pieces but looks very interesting. if it is not chinese would ...

CHINESE VASE?  Hi Peter,
Do you think this vase is chinese? it has a hollow bottom
and measures 20" high.
Thank you for your valuable opinion.

porcelain plaque  porcelain plaque

blue and white vase old?  Hello, Need some advise at this one.
I'ts very hard to figure out if an item is old, or made look as old.
This vase has no marks (what it even makes ...

chinese vase crudely decorated porcelaine  this little vase was amongst the chinese items i have ,it its very crudely painted .its semi transparent when you hold it up to the light ,and its half ...

chinese vase ?  this item was amongst the chinese items i was given ,i had more but sold them on e bay ,one went for 100 pounds ,i was told not to put anything else on ...

Chinese vase  Chinese vase

Chinese plates - Daoguang mark  Chinese plates - Daoguang mark

green snuff bottle  this feels quite old and still has the stopper inside ,any info greatly appreciated ,

snuff bottle   this item is quite heavy for its size has no marks ,the ceramic is off white ,blue tinge to it ,can you help identify and date please ,

chinese plate more photos   hi i have added the photos of close ups ,the pices i have came from china in the 80s as my aunt was a housekep at a large hotel ,she was given these ,and ...

Scalloped-edge Plate  Scalloped-edge Plate

chinese plate  i have this and several items from china ,can anyone tell me anything about it ,i havent cleaned it as i fear i wil damage it .the last photo was uploaded ...

Question of a vase  hello,
I would like to buy this vase, but there are no markings on, recently I was a surveyor and who always found it difficult to assess this type of ...

Two Small Pots 

Hello Peter,

Could you help me date these two small pots?
The size of the larger one is, 4.5" high and 5.0"
at the widest part across....

Small Imari Bowl  Hello Peter,

I have this small imari bowl.The colours are not as vivid in real life as they turned out on these photos.There are no marks,only this ...

Heavy Pitcher Black Chinese Marks modern or old?  Hello, I recently acquired this pitcher and all indications tell me it is contemporary. I cant find the mark anywhere if someone can help. The pitcher ...

little vase?  Hi, I have a vase / cup without markings.
Can anyone tell me about this vase, is this an old
vase or a newer.
Regards Annemiek

Can I retire?!  I inherited these from my Grandmother. She bought them 40-50 years ago in Asia. Can anyone tell me if it they are valuable?

There is one 15inch bowl ...

Chinese plate  Chinese plate with dragon motif
nice plate but can not figure out the mark, the stamp might look too new?, it looks like a 5 charachter mark
Any suggestions?...

Soup Bowl  Soup Bowl

chinese or japanese?  Hi,
I have a sign, do not know whether Japanese or Chinese, I suspect Japanese.
Any comments welcome.
Greetings Annemiek

Antique Chinese Plate  Hi,
I have recently purchased this plate and was told that it was Chinese Imari, Qianlong (Eighteenth Century). I am not convinced. Please help me identify ...

Langyao Hong Vase  Hi peter,

I am interested in learning your opinion on this vase.
Its height is appr. 24 cm. There is no crack structure in the white like in the other ...

Antique Chinese Vase?  Hello there, my wife and I were given this vase by a gentleman of whom we were renting a home from. We have always loved it and are interested in finding ...

asian ginger jar  We thought this was a Chinese ginger jar but the markings on the bottom base and inside cap piece are an unknown hand-painted symbol measuring 1/4". Any ...

genuine or false marks  Does anyone know if the the vases are genuine?

Plate  Plate

Unknown Vase  Found this vase in my great grandmothers attic a few months back. Probably nothing but wondering what origin it is if any.

Antique Quanlong Dynasty Reproduction Tea Cup?   I bought this beautiful small tea/espresso cup from a thrift store last week and have tried to no avail to determine the manufacturer or its age. It has ...

Chinese Porcelain Pillow  I just bought this item not knowing what it was

until I did some reserch on then internet. A very

interesting item, A Chinese porcelain pillow....

Brush Holder  I have this very nice brush holder. It is about 5 inches tall. The colors are very nice as well as the painting style. Not sure about the age. Let me know....

18th / 19th C Japanese? / Chinese? / Korean? vase  This is a vase we have in the family that was given to a relative as a wedding gift in 1885 and was at the time considered "antique" - so I presume it ...

Song Dynasty? stone ware vase  Hi

About 20 years ago my father bought a green stoneware vase, together with a couple of other antiques.

He has been told by one or two collectors ...

chinese tea pot  Beautiful tea pot.
I find it hard to figure out, I have no experience
and there are so many marks, can someone tell me what
this mark means, and if ...

Celadon Vase (3)  Hi peter, thank you for your very thorough comment.
I add a few more photo's but I am afraid I cannot get the seal any more clearer than this.I am interested ...

Set of plates - red leaf on bottom  We've inherited nearly 2 dozen dishes. All are Asian looking but we have no idea what to do with them. Here are a few pictures of the different markings ...

Moon Vase Identification  Hello, I have a Chinese moon vase that I am trying to date. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am including a picture of the mark on the bottom.

blue and white porcelain  Does anyone know what period this is from?
And what the decoration means.
It is missing little peaces, and it has no marks
A friend of mine got it from ...

Asian Vase  My Aunt brought this Vase to Holland during 2nd W-war.
She was the wife of the commanding General in the thirties in Celebes (Indonesia) now known as ...

xuande bowl?  I have a light green bowl with writing all over it , it appears to be of xuande. Can anyone confirm that for me pllease.
thank you

final picture  picture of markS as requested

Stuart

Oriental porcelain vase of unknown origin or age  I recently inherited this vase that has been in our family for years. Unfortunately, no one knows of its origin or how exactly it came to be with us. Any ...

Red wearTeapot w/mark need help to identify  I need help identifing a tea pot I found at an estate sale. Approximate size 6 inches from handle to back of head, 4 inches wide, 4.5 inches tall. Color ...

Chinese Vases  These vasas have been in my family for over 50 years,my mother purchased them from an antique dealer when I was a little girl. She always told us that ...

Celadon Vase  Hi Peter,

We already discussed this item, but I made some extra photo's which perhaps show more details to form your opinion. One shows the side of ...

unique snuff bottle  Hello,
I wanted to know some more about this snufbottle.
The things i know (what's told me) is, that this is an
antique snuff bottle from the 17th century!...

Marks  Marks

Oriental storage jar  Hello there, I am hoping someone may be able to tell me more about an oriental jar I have, possibly a ginger jar? I believe it to be Chinese and it looks ...

Chinese Tea Cups  These tea cups were bought in a market in Singapore. Can anyone give us any information on them? The bottom seems particularly interesting. Thanks for ...

old qing dynasty bowls and plate  i have these old bowls and plate also a dish with lid i think i need help identifing. inside of the lid there is growth that happens only underwater and ...

chinese pot  any info please thanks

pot- pourri pot   hi can anyone give me any information on this pot. thanks steve

Teadust Bowls  Hi Peter,

I have several bowls and cups and saucers, coloured teadust from the outside and with blue and white design on the inside. Some of them are ...

Need help identifying writing on this bowl  Can someone please help me identify the markings on this bowl? Thanks Minerva

Ginger jar  Could you please advise me about the photo I am sending.
Kind Regards
Delerie

Chinese impressed marks  Chinese impressed marks

mishapen oval plate  DO U KNOW WHAT SEAL MEANS

Celadon Vase  Hi peter,I am very interested to learn your opinion on this celadon vase.
The Reign mark impression on the bottom is unfortunately difficult to read. the ...

Chinese cup and saucer  I bought this small Chinese cup and saucer as a child, in a jumble sale for 6d. I have always loved it although it is very crude.

The cup is a pretty ...

Chinese Blue and white ginger jar  Thanks for your expertise in advance.

My grandma bought this jar about two years ago from an estate auction and then gave it to me. I couldn't figure ...

chinese vase origin unknown  Very interesting piece I picked up can anyone tell me what i have in hand? very detailed work different pictures on all 4 sides. 14 3/4 inch tall 5 ...

Pair of Articulated Vases  Pair of Articulated Vases

two asian bowls  Hi Peter, the photo's you requested, Stan.

vases  I have 2 blue colored vases with a cameo on them with a ribbon of white flowers around the cameo. They belonged to my grandmother. The only marking on ...

misshapen oval plate  oval plate with painting of 2 storks/cranes on front and red square seal on base heavy plate but small

Any info on this 2.5 foot vase would be much appreciated  My father owns this vase, which stands around 2.5 feet tall, and I was hoping someone might be able to give me an idea of how old it is, whether it is ...

Rice grain tea cup set  I HAVE A SET OF RICE GRAIN TEA CUPS WITH THAT ARE ALL DIFFERENT COLORS AND SIGNATURES. WHEN I UPLOAD THE PICTURE COULD YOU TELL ME MORE ABOUT THEM.THANK ...

xuande wucai bowl ? need help please.  hi i have reasearched many many many times on the net and i can't seem to find more about this bowl. it's alsmost 17.5 cm " width on the top and 7.5" deep ...

Langyao hong Vase  Though I know this is a Langyao hong vase I am not sure about its period. My guess is Kangxi, but maybe its older.The height of the vase is 27cm and it ...

Blue and White Chinese jar  I have in my posession this Chinese jar with lid, blue and white, marked on the bottom.

Height (without lid): 18 cm, opening 16 cm wide, bottom 15 cm ...

update on two asian bowls that apear to be old  Hi Peter, here are the photos, please let me know if this is what you want, I am still learning how to work this camera,I don't think I ever gave you the ...

chinese porcelain planter  Hi Peter, I love your web sight, I think its great that you are offering your expertise free of charge, I have here a planter that I bought 20 years or ...

Chinese Porcelain Fish Bowls Planters?  I am curious if anyone has seen this kind of artwork/scene before and how much would something like this cost? It is 14 inches tall and 16.5 inches in ...

Unknown Japanese "China" Plate maker  Hello, I have a plate that I am trying to sell for my grandmother in her estate sale, however, I do not know anything about the maker, and since the marking ...

Tea set w/ rice bowls?  Hello I was wondering if you could tell me if a chinese/japenese ? tea set w/ rice bowls and spoons is worth any thing?

Two asian bowls that appear to be old  Two asian bowls that appear to be old

Large Chinese Fish Bowl  My grandfather bought this fish bowl back in the 80s at an auction. I initially thought it was a planter, but someone said it was a fishbowl. Curious if ...

A pair of large Chinese Urns (vases)  I have a pair of 42" high Chinese vases (urns)
could you please tell me something about them

Could you please tell me something about this plate?   Hello and thank you for this website and the possibility to post pictures of objects. Best Regards, Dana

An old looking vase but......  Hi There.
Firstly, thank you for providing such an informative and helpful website. I have read through much of the information over the past week and ...

chinese blue and white jar  I have had this Chinese jar for over 40 years, I bought it in San-Fransisco at an antique shop, I still have the tag that states that it is from the Ching ...

question Items  Hello,
I am looking for an answer about 2 Items I have.
One item is I suppose chinese porcelain out the period Chenghua?
A kind of vase? it has a little ...

Chinese Lunar Calendar Brass Dish  This is an older brass dish, unmarked, with the Chinese Lunar Calendar symbols encircling the outside, and 5 horses in the middle.

Would anyone know ...

Yellow bottle shaped Chinese vase with red seal on bottom.  My late husband bought this vase sometime in the mid to late 80's. It is currently in storage and I am planning on selling it but do not know what the ...

Chinese Ginger Jar?  I found this beautiful Chinese ginger jar with markings and would like to know if anyone can tell me when it was made and by whom.

What in the world is this?  It says "MADE IN JAPAN" on the back and appears to be a vase that one would hang on the wall. It sure isn't pretty ..
Sincere apologies for the lack ...

Large Brown Jug or Jar   This piece is a very large round shaped jar. It was purchased from China in the mid 80's. It is very large, around 22 inches tall and 17 inches diameter....

Bronze warrior head  This was obtained in China during the 80's. It is around half the size of a human head. It is not very heavy. I would like to know what you think of this ...

Chinese Pot?  Can anyone tell me what this was used for? What the character marks mean and the age of this piece. It has been a mystery to me for years. Any help is ...

Old Sandwich Plate Set  Hi I have and old sandwich plate set. It belonged to my grandmother who died in her 80's and she died over 30 years ago. It has a chinese pattern on it....

Plate   Item was broken - would like information for replacement value - age - date - style - etc
Approx. 15 inches diameter

vase  I need some help in identifying this vase.The only thing I have found even close were very tall reproductions .. but of what, is what I'd like to find ...

A pair of old Chinese Urns (vases)  I have these 2 beautiful Urns.
they look very old
they are
20.5" high approx
15" wide approx
very heavy and thick
what can you tell me about them?...

Can you please tell me something about this Double Gourd Chinese vase  I have it for a while.

It is 5.5" high
3.25"wide

Brass base, handles and neck

No marks

it seems it is made out of glass and lots of wires ...

Dragon bowl 6 7/8 x 1 1/4  Hi, My Mother was born in Java and liked to collect Asian pieces. I'm sure most of the bowls I have were made before the early 1900's.
Can you tell ...

Chiinese bowls - fish and flower decoration  Chiinese bowls - fish and flower decoration

I would like to identify and date this chinese bowl  I went through webs looking for marks, but with no success. Please, help me with identification. Thank you.

Indentifying the brown etched mark Liling China  Can someone help me to identifying the brown etched characters and tell me what kind of sign this is? a vase? thnx, Dea

dark green/grey chinese vase   Hello everyone,
I bought this vase from an old Chinese gentleman for very little. He told me that it is an old vase!
the mark is a large and lots of ...

Green Pierced Vase  Nice Green Pierced Vase with an unusual marks in the bottom and a beautiful flower pattern. I bought it for $5.00

could you tel me the maker?
if it ...

Blue and White Bowl  This bowl was given to me 10 years ago.
it is a nice Blue and white.
Dimensions:
6.5" diameter
3.3" high
Can you tell me the maker and the year please:...

Help identifying characters on back of ornate dish  I need help identifying the characters on the back of this dish. I've included a picture of the front...can anyone identify this? The size is approximately ...

Japanese Imari Bowl  Wondering the age on this bowl, but any additional information definitely welcome.
e.g. What is it that makes one piece of Imari ware more valuable/...

Bl/blue plate  Hi Peter, Thank you for giving me some insights on this plate.it measures 10" across.Best Mona

MARK ON THE CHINESE PLATE  Hi Peter, I took a pix of the back of the plate I put last week for your kind consideration. the mark looks like strokes.sorry I cannot remove the wire ...

bought a chinese bowl  have traced the mark but need to confirm it if its real the pic is a bit blurry but you can make out the characters any help appreciated

Blue and white reticulated vase  Blue and white reticulated vase

Unmarked Cream and Sugar  Thinking these are Chinese. Can you confirm? Would like to know age, if you can determine. Thank you very much!

Chinese Vase: Is This Authentic?  I would appreciate any comments on the authenticity of this vase. It was acquired around 1985. Any additional info about its period/age would also be ...

Tiny Asian tea pot  This was my grand-mother's .. I have never been able to identify it or know if it has any value. It stands approx. 4 inches tall with the lid .. and ...

Unknown Asian miniature hand painted pitcher  This tiny Asian pitcher was found in my grandmother's cedar chest many many years ago. I've never been able to identify it or its value. Its approx. 4 ...

is this chinese filigrane  Hi Peter, would you be kind enough to let me know whether this is chinese or turk? it is nice silver filigrane set. with porcelain little cups.Thank you ...

Blue bowl  Blue bowl

chinese vase:can you tell me the maker and the year please  hello i have
chinese vase:can you tell me the maker and the year please

small shallow dish  Have you any thoughts on this small dish/plate 15cms diameter/ 2 1/2 cms high at rim. Is it of any value?

Bought in Shanghai & said to be Ming

unknown vase signature - mark  Hi,
can anyone say a time period for this vase ? it is about 20 cm high
i can not find the meanings of the marks.

thank you

Antique Green Glaze Plate  Antique Green Glaze Plate

chinese or japanese porcelaine plate?  Hi Peter, is this plate chinese too? would you please give me some insight on it. it is also unsigned. it measures 12"
Thank you for your time.

chinese porcelain plate2  Hi Peter, this plate is still from the same person private collection. Thank you for your review.No signature on the back. it measures 12".

chinese porcelain plate with birds  Hi Peter, for your valuable expertise this pair of bl/blue plate with birds ornaments and brown edge. the measure is 12" diameter. no signature underneath....

Pair of dragon vases  Hi. I would appreciate any information on this pair of vases , my Mother has had them for nearly 40 years they are about 8 inches tall and really nice ...

Tea Pot  I have a teapot with four cups and four dessert plates, also have the creamer and the lid for the sugar dish. I would like to find the sugar dish so I ...

Chinese Vase   Chinese Fangge vase, late Qing dynasty

chinese porcelain kendi  HI Peter,I took some close ups pix with my home camera. the porcelain is not dull. the flash doesn't help to catch the brightness of the porcelain.it is ...

CHINESE PORCELAIN PLATE?  Hi Peter,
I am not sure whether this is chinese or japanese? it has no mark underneath. Would you please shed some light on it?
it is around 9" diameter....

19 th century vase   i have seen this vase once in magazine decorated only orient and later at a shop where someone transformed into a lamp -magazine value at 1,000 and lamp ...

CHINESE PORCELAIN PLATE  Hi Peter, this is another plate for your kind rewiew. it has no mark underneath. it measures around 13".Would you please date it and let me know whether ...

CHINESE PORCELAIN PLATE  Hi Peter,
Please up for your comment a pair of mid size plate around 12" diameter.was this design common? on the back there is a mark which looks like ...

CHINESE PORCELAIN GINGER JAR  Hi Peter,
Thank you for viewing this porcelain jar and to give me some information on it. would you please let me know what is this brown stain on it....

chinese porcelain kendi  Hi Peter,
Can you tell me about this above item. it measures 11 1/4" high and 6 1/4" diameter. it has been professionally repaired. no mark underneath....

butterfly vase   Hello peter,
Thanks for your fast answer concerning the butterfly vase.
I have been searching on Google for Xuantong butterfly vase,and I have found ...

Butterfly vase  Hello Peter,
could this be a vase from the Xuantong period,or is this a modern copy .
this vase is sold in an art sale,and it has been catalogued as ...

Blue and Yellow Vase  This vase is around 18 inches tall. It is in perfect condition with mark. I have more photos available . I would like to know how old it is. Thanks...

Tall Chinese Vase with Mark  This Vase is around13 -14 inches tall. It is a deep rose color with a very fine painting. It was bought in China in the late 80's. I probably paid quite ...

Small Footed Pot  This pot is around 6 inches high, and 5 inches wide and has small feet. It looks like a combination of glaze and dull pottery. I own 6 other shapes and ...

Inquiry on mark on bottom of Brass or Bronze Bowl  Hello,
I have obtained a rather large Brass or Bronze Bowl with very intriquite carvings. I was wondering what the origin & age was based on this photo ...

Guangxu bowl  Hello Peter,

This is the last question which I will ask you.

Is this an original bowl from the Guangxu period.
It measures 19.50 cm and H 8 cm(7,...

chinese plates  Hi Peter,
some weeks ago I have send a couple of pics of chinese plates,with a question concerning the text.
I had no time to answer on your question,...

Ming Antique  For sharing

Yuan plate  Dear Sir,
Kindly value my attached antique pictures and reply to my email

Chinese Bottle Vase  Chinese Bottle Vase
Here are two photos of a bottle vase 10" high and 4" diameter (body) and mark. I did once know more about this piece but that information ...

Frosted Glass Bud Vase(?)  Just about anything I might list on this site might should have the question mark as I am wholly ignorant of all but the beauty that drew me to buy the ...

Gold on Cobalt blue Ginger Jar(?)  Having no information beyond that there is no obvious damage, I offer this Ginger(?) jar for your comments. It stands 5-3/8" tall. 3-7/8" diameter on the ...

Famille Rose Rooster New marks  I have found additional marks-red '4's(?)-while taking more photos, today. Two 4's on the lid, and two on the bowl. These marks are located on the curves ...

unmarked vase   I was bought this vase as a gift i would love to know more about it can anyone help

many thanks

paula

Chinese Vase (set of two)  I have been unable to find information for these identical vases. Each vase is approximately 9 inches tall with a girth of 17 inches tapering to a 3.25 ...

chinese porcelain  I have some 20th century chinese porcelain. It has a black background with a dark rose colored flower in the center of the plate with yellow flowers and ...

Japanese or Chinese Vases  I have two Asian vases which have been in my family for over 100 years. 17 inches tall.
Chinese or Japanese?
Value?

J.

BIRDS AND FLOWERS VASES !!!!!  ARE THESE MIRROR IMAGE VASES ORIGINAL OR REPRODUCTION AND ARE THEY HAND PAINTED ??? SLIGHT DEVIATION OR PLACEMENT OF SILK SCREEN PRINT ??? ALIGNMENT IS ...

Qianlong Plate  Who can name this plate?

second Vietnamese plate photos and questions  You kindly helped me with the first of two possibly Vietnamese plates I was given. The second has no markings of any kind on the reverse and the entire ...

temple vase  I bought a temple vase about 15 years ago at an antique show, I was told by the dealer that it was a temple vase and that he got it through an estate sale ...

Asian Vase needs identifing  Hello,
I found this vase and have no idea how old it is or where it came from. I was told it was in an office some 20 years ago. However that person know ...

Famille Rose Rooster Tureen  To quote from the answer received per an inquirey made several years ago to Jan-Erik Nilsson of gotheborg.com -and viewable still at that website-with ...

Chinese vase  We are wondering if you can give us some idea about the possible value of this porcelain vase which has been in our family for at least 60 years. Attached ...

Chinese Blue and White Small Jar with Lid  Hi
My mum has a Chinese blue and white small jar with lid. It has been in our family for over 100 years and we would like to know if it has any value....

Please help identify this vase  Hello,
We have this base. Can you please help identify it? Thank you very much.

Octavio

identifying Vietnamese porcelain dishPICT0018.jpg, PICT0019.jpg   This blue and white plate , about 12 inches in diameter, has some identifying marks on the back plus two small affixed labels. One label says "Hue-Annam ...

CHINESE VASE WITH DECORATIONS  Hi peter, Please let me know whether this vase is old. it has a mark in the ceramic underneath .has some crackles.it measures 19" tall.Thank you for your ...

blue and white vase  blue and white vase

family rose porcelain cookie jar  family rose porcelain jar

Mystery Mark  Mystery Mark

chinese qianlong bowl?  Hi Peter, Attached for your expert input a pix of a chinese decorated bowl. it measures 7" x 4". it has a hand painted marking. Can you help me identify ...

GREAT WALL COOKIE JARS.  Hi Peter, Would you please give me some light on this pair of cookie jars. they are marked with a "the great wall" stamp and below is scribbled something ...

antique qing dynasty rose famille mandarin vase  please help identify the Chinese markings on this vase.
i believe it is from the Qing dynasty and was made by a palace kiln or emporer kiln.

Chinese plate  Chinese plate

qianlong incised pierced double gourd vase  Hallo there. Can you help me to put a date on this vase.it has a qianlong incised marking in the top gourd part.the vase is a double gourd pierced ceramic ...

qianlong_antique-dish-4  Hi Peter! In your image Gallery I've seen qianlong_antique-dish-4, was all decoration of the dish have done in China or guilding added later. Is it export ...

chinese ? vase  I have inherited this vase almost 20 years ago. Prior to that it belonged to my mother and she was given it about 20 years earlier by a friend who originally ...

chinese or japanese vase?  For anyone
I have a small vase from a deceased parent and as yet have been unable to establish its manufacture and origin. Any info would be welcome. Various ...

Chinese brass bowl  I have a chinese brass bowl with 12 markings in the shape of a square on bottom, was wondering if anyone knows what I have & when roughly it was made, any ...

Marking on pottery  Marking on pottery

B&W Vase  Hi Peter! Could you help with this vase, it's look a like Chinese porcelain but is it Chinese?
Thank you

Please help - researching for days with not much luck  I have been given an old chinese plate from a relative in Vietnam. Research indicates that it is from the Xuande period with the Shendu markigs???? I have ...

info on these two porcelin figures there is one male and a female  I've had these for quite a while and would like to know more and possibly sell. I need to make room for more . hehehe Thanks Eileene

chinese plate  Hi Peter,
can you tell me if this is an old plate,and what says the text (approximately).
The size is 13cm (5,11 inch)

Best regards John

chinese shoe?  Hi
Is this item chinese? Is it antique and do you recognize mark?

many thanks

Joan

Chinese Blue and White Plaque  Chinese Blue and White Plaque

ceramic moon vase  Hi, Peter! Could you help with this vase, please. I like the pattern, I think it's beautiful, but is it chinese? I've never seen before a design like this ...

50" Temple vase  lARGE 50" TALL TEMPLE VASE 98" CIRCUMFRENCE.

old chinese bowl given to me in China from collector who's son I taught  it is covered with old Chinese characters both inside and out..I would like to know the approximate value and date if possible, Thank You, Fred Morgan,...

Condiment dishes  I have inherited two sets of what i think are condiment dishes from my parents estate. Would like to know the age and where they were from?

Spectrometer identification, is it real?  My good friend and neighbour showed me the greatest pitfall in determining the credibility of Chinese pottery claims. He told me a spectrometer had been ...

Qianlong Ginger Jar  I purchased this item at the state owned Shanghai Arts and Crafts centre in 1988 for several hundred dollars. They had a small "special" area for "antiques"...

1840 ! Chinese bowl !  I have been trying o identify this bowl !' i was told ' when a bought it some 25 years or so ago that it was
Chinese ' that it was ' circa 1840 ! i have ...

Porcelain Vase/ Chinese  I have a chinese porcelain vase,this vase has been
w/my family for over 120 years,the symbols are writting
w/gold.has 9 or 8 symbols,very difficult ...

Ching Dynasty Qianling candle gold gilgit 1736-1795  Can you tell me this Ching Dynasty Qianling green candle gold gilgit .This candle has 12 symbols Is it very havy made out of green matirial, Can you ...

Chinese Ching Qianlong dragon green plate  Can you tell me this Chinese Ching Qianlong Dynasty dragon green plate Is it original or copy ????

THANKS

SAL

chinese vase  Hello Peter,
can You tell me something concerning this vase,i was thinking to buy this vase because this vase seems for me like an ancient vase.
But ...

width of edges of the vase base  In the making of porcelain could the chinese potters make the circular area of the vases very thin to the point where they would be almost as thin ...

Porcelain Black glaze vase  Can you help identify the porcelain black glaze vase and mark and if it is Chinese or Japanese?

Date and origin most welcome.

Looking for information about a Japanese mug   In 1952, my father was stationed in Tokoyo and he bought me a mug. I have always wondered about the writing on it and the siginificance of the pictures....

beautiful unknown vase?  This beautiful vase , was given to me about ten years ago i have been trying to find information on what kind of vase it is. the markings i had to draw ...

vase  Does anyone know the age of this vase? I love history but there is no date on it. Thank you for your help

Chinese Bowl - Pics attached - Blue and white  I have a chinese bowl that belonged to a diseased family member. Its blue and white and has a mark on the bottom which is shown below. I have no information ...

2 Lidded Jars Chinese or Japanese? Markings Help  Hi, I have these two lidded jars with the same images painted on the sides and lids. And the same markings on the bottom. I would appreciate any help in ...

Antique Dragon Bowl  I have had this bowl in my family for a long time and have been looking for information about its origins. Any help/information would be much appreciated....

New pictures from my rice grain bowl and saucer.  Hello Peter again .These are some new pictures from my rice grain bowl and saucer.Can you tell me about them.Thank you,

Please help identify this vase  Good Morning! Please help us identify this vase. This has been in the family after the 1920's.I don't know the exact year, but we know for sure it was ...

Chinese Import  I would like to know more about this pair of Chinese Export Chargers and what they mark on the back means. I've been told they were Qing. Could someone ...

small Chinese Porcelain bowl?  small Chinese Porcelain bowl?

Ming Bowl?  Ming Bowl?

Pottery Vase  pottery vase is storage jar

PLATES/BLUE & WHITE  Hello - I have these four small plates. I bought these in London, the seller claims to have collected them (and other items) from country markets in China ...

Chinese Porcelain  I've had these pieces for twentyfive years or so and they've been stored away until recently. I know they
were brought from Europe but would like information
...

chinese jar?  Hi
Is this chinese jar, do you think its old? Its got cracks all over as in the bottom, but due to the flesh they are not visible.

thanks

mary

chinese 19th century vase ?  Hello,

I have what appears to be a 19th century vase, but being an absolute novice I am totaly ignorant as to the exact period, origin, and whether ...

rice grain bowl and saucer again  thank you peter for giving that information.i will upload more photos so you can decide if it is antique or vintage and again thank you so much,kiet ly...

Rice grain bowl.  THANK YOU PETER FOR YOUR HELP.I HAVE OTHERS LIKE IT ONLY IN DIFFERENT COLORS.I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD TELL ME MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THEM AND IF THEY ...

Fish Bowel   I would like to know more about this fish bowel and what the story
may tell of the painting, and the painter not sure if this is a Replica or not but ...

Ginger Jar   Ginger Jar

White small bowl  Hi,I have no idea about this small bowl. Please tell me any information about it.Thank you.

Chinese red plate  hi,please tell me something about this Chinese plate and mark how old

Vase from the early 1900's  Hello,
I don't have a picture of the vase because it is overseas. However my grandpa told us before he died that the vase if from his father in the early ...

Antique Chinese Dishes  Antique Chinese Dishes

Identifying Mark/Form Please  Hi, Can you help identify/confirm any information on this porcelain? I think mark is Da Qing Guangxu Nianzhi, which may date it between 1875-1908. I ...

Chinese vase  This vase has been in our family for at least 80 years. It is 120mm. high & has a wooden stand, I attach pictures - 2 of the base markings that did not ...

Hello Everyone  I was hoping to get some information on a teapot I have. It is very old and quite a beautiful piece, but as I am a novice at best I don't have any idea ...

Qianlong marks on 20th cent jar  Hi Peter! First I want to thank you for your fast response and for taking the time to reply - and I certainly will have a browse for Millefleur ceramics ...

chinese vase  hi there
i found this vase in my attic along with some other items. not sure if it is worth anything. 40cm tall 15cm width.could anyone help me identify ...

Qianlong or beg. 20th cent. Vase  Hi there! I was wondering
if you could help me with some information about this vase that used to belong to my grandparents - possibly acquired in the ...

Large Chinese Vase  Hi,
Just wondering could you give me some information on this large vase. It has a mark on the base but I cannot translate.
Much appreciated,
Jeff

chinese vase  Hi
need to know something about this Chinese vase and mark how old

19th Century Chinese Vase?  Hi there,
I would really appreciate it if someone could give me a few pointers as to the origin/age of this vase.

It would also be great if anyone ...

Antique Chinese Fish bowl  Hi,
Could you please help me identifying which dynasty this fish bowl is from?

Thank you very much for your help!

bowl + images  Hi

This time I`ve attached images:)
thanks

bowl  Hi
Is this chinese porcelaine, do you think this could be antique? there is no marks on the bottom.
thanks :)

Joanne

help in recognsing  This was passed onto me through the family and I am unsure what it is or its value.

It is a sort of orange peel feel to it and i have tried to photograph ...

porcelane figurine   Hello Again Peter

Would you tell me if this item is chinese,how old it is, and possibly something more about it?

Thnaks again

Joanne

Age of this pair of planter?  This pair of planter is about 16cm tall, 23cm across at the mouth and 11cm at the base. They feel a little bit light (not heavy) in hand. The red color ...

Age of this vase?  This vase is 24cm tall and 7cm across at the base. It bears a "Jian Ding" stamp at the bottom but with no other mark. I guess it may from Yongzheng period....

Age of mark on Chinese vase/lamp  I have a matching pair of Chinese vases that have been converted into lamps. As a result, there are holes drilled through the marks. Some of the characters ...

2 chinese jars  I`ve recently purchased 2 jars. Could you help me to recognize marks and age. Let`s say that blue one is number one and the other one is number two.

many ...

Blue and White Jar with lid - is it Chinese???  My nan left me this jar when she passed away - does anyone know if it is Chinese and if it could be old? I know she had it for a number of years - my ...

Chinese Export? Imari? Unusual Green & White HELP!   These two small bowls (unmarked) were found among an extensive collection of authenticated Chinese Export and other marked porcelain items in an elderly ...

Chinese Jar about 18 inches tall ...... added Photos  Close up photos of mark and crazing.
Thank you

Chinese Vase  Moon flask (chinese vase)

Antique Porcelain Vase  Received as a gift in the early 60's, and was considered to be an antique back then. Not sure how old it actually is, or if it's origin is Chinese or ...

Oriental Plate  Oriental Plate

Pair of chinese vases 14" Tall  I bought these vases at a charity shop a few years ago because I loved the rich colours, they were very cheap! They do have marks on the bottom and despite ...

How old is this vase ?  I have inherited 2 chinese vases and they have an identification mark on the bottom. Can anyone tell me the rought age of the vase, I think it should be ...

trying to identify a vase  Trying to find out about this vase, but cant find anything about the mark on the base.

chinese porcelain mug  could you please identify this chinese porcelain mug

japanese imari vase  I have a vase but cannot make out its mark stamp does anyone know about it?

Chinese or Japanese???  Do you have any idea what date these are from? Or what the markings on the bottom mean?

Ceramic tile with hunting scene  Ceramic tile with hunting scene

chinese Kangxi plate  HELLO, COULD ANYONE PLEASE HELP ME TO IDENTIFY THIS PLATE.

I BELIEVE IT IS KANGXI MARK, BUT THIS IS NOT MY SUBJECT.
SUGGESTIONS WELCOME
MANY THANKS-...

Chinese Vase Marking  Does anybody know what this mark represents. It is on the bottom of my large Chinese vase. Thanks

Qian Long Can anyone read old Chinese writing?  This is on the bottom of my porcelain fish bowl. Could someone please tell me what it says?

is it chinese? is it old?  Hi

I am sending few picturer of item I recently found. Can you tell me if this item is from chine and if this is old?

thnaks

Jo

Chinese Jar about 18 inches tall  I found the mark on this vase, at ......

gotheborg.com/marks/

It shows the same mark as the one on my vase.
During the latter part of the Yongzheng ...

Ornate Oriental Vase-Appears to be Ancient  Hello,

I received this vase from my great grandmother's estate after her death. I packed it in a box about 35 years ago and discovered it when I cleaned ...

Chinese Vases  Chinese Vases are Japanese

Help identifying vase please  We have had this vase in the family for over 100 years. Please can you help me to discover its origins? Thanks

Chinese Jar about 18 inches tall  I purchased this jar and a vase, From an antique dealer. He said he got them from an estate sale about 25 years ago. I would like to know anything you ...

opium pipe is water pipe  opium pipe is water pipe

Vase Mark  Vase Mark

identification and authentication chinese porcelain vessel  This was bought as an antique at Marshall Field's between 40 and 80 years ago. Can anyone help to identify it?

Is this a Chinese antique vase?  Hello and thanks for reading my post. I recently acquired this porcelain vase and I know nothing about it. It appears to be Chinese based on the marking ...

Old plate  We have a very old plate, not really sure but it looks chinese and has symbols on the back. If anyone could maybe give me some info about it then that ...

Chinese Dragon Bowl  Hi,
I know this must be a fake but can anyone tell me how old it is?

Thanks,
Mike

CHINESE BOWL  My friend said that the picture is of a quianlong bowl I bought at a thrift store. I have not seen though in similar pictures the circular and triangular ...

Old French pot  My french neighbour is trying to find out what this is (see photos). The height is about 60 cms and the opening is about 30 cms.

Porcelain Buddha  Porcelain Buddha

Identification of vase marks please  I've had this vase for a few years now and was wondering if you could identify the marks please.

Teapot Markings  Yixing teapot marks

vase mark  Hello, I´m trying to identify the mark in a vase that belonged to my mother in law. I think it is chinese but I´m not sure. Thank you for your help.

Chinese Vase??  This vase was given to my family by an aunt about 30 years ago. I'm just trying to find out anything about it. I'm not even sure that it is Chinese - and ...

Porcelain Buddha depicted on the first page of this webside  I would like to know more about this beautiful -laughing buddha. Age? probably Qing? What marks an what value ?

Large Green Dragon Vase (Square)  I have this vase that has been converted into a lamp.

Could anybody please tell me what the red stamp on the base means.

the pot has two large green ...

who made this small bowl  Hello,
This small chinese bowl has been in our family for 100 years. Who made it and when?

Jar with 5 faces  Sir,
Please find the picture of my chinese jar with faces. Please help me on oldage and other details.
Thanks - Ajish

mark identification  Hi,
can anyone identify this mark? I think it's Chinese.
Thanks

covered bowl markings  I am wondering what language this is, and what it translates to in English. It is on the bottom of a small bowl w/lid that has fruit painted on it. Thanks!...

chinese vase mark  Thanks for your input Peter. Here are a couple of close ups of the cracks/crackles?
Sincerely
Deb

Chinese vase  Chinese vase

chinese bowls from my great grandpa  I just realized my house got 2 chinese bowls .can anyone please help me to value them ?I have no ideas about antiques.thanks a lot

twin vases  Hi ,was wondering if ypo could help me. Bought a pair of vases nearly 10 years ago. Just wondering if anyone knew anythig about them. Think paid about ...

porcelain marks   I am seeking to find out details of this marking. Please advise. It is a flower pot currently.

Small Chinese vase  I purchased this small vase in China in 1985. Can you please help me identify its origin, age, value, etc.? Thank you!

chinese plates  Hello. I bought these 2 plates in an antique shop in Hong Kong in the 1980s. I doubt they are antiques. Please can anyone help with age and what they ...

chinese vase mark  While visiting China in 1980 my father in law bought me this vase. I would love to know what period it was made in and what the mark says.
Any help would ...

Chinese Vase with a greenish tint to it  This is an unmarked piece I found in a local antique store. The piece is unusual to me because of the color and the fact that it had no marks for identification....

Unknown Chinese Vase  We got this from family, but really have no idea where it came from. The porcelain is very thin, almost translucent at the neck of the vase. The total ...

7.75" tall Chinese ceramic coffee pot  Please translate the bottom of the ceramic pot. I'm attaching 2 photos of the pot. What is the estimated worth?? Thank you.

Please Help Me Indentify This Mark  I've tried almost every google search to try and identify this mark. If anyone knows this mark or point me in the right direction for research please let ...

Inherited Ginger Jar   Hi!

My great grandfather was a highly reputable collector/dealer of fine antiques. I inherited this piece (among numerous others) which has been a ...

Need Porcelain Authentication  Hi there

I own two pairs of porcelain vases of different sizes and i would like to know more details about their origin and value. It would be helpful ...

Are these "Chinese" Vases worth keeping?  Bought these supposed Antique Chinese Vases in Penang, Malaysia in the early 90's and wonder if they're worth keeping? Seemed like a good buy back then ...

Chinese mark on Fu Dog Lion Plate   Chinese mark on Fu Dog Lion Plate

Chinese Spoons  Hi
My 12 year old son was given some spoons by a relative who was clearing out her attic and this has sparked his interest in starting a collection.

However,...

oriental carved stone vase  I have a oriental carved white stone vase very crudley made but the carvings are very detailed.

It is totally mishapen no glaze and feels like heavy ...

Ginger Jars are Temple Jars  temple jars or jiangjun jars

Chinese charger mark  Could anyone please identify this mark on an enamelled charger & give me some idea of its age/period?
Thank you

What is this?  I love this piece. Can anyone give me information on it.

Thank you,
Jean

Can anyone identify this plate?  I am trying so hard to identify this plate. I am getting so confused that now I do not even know if it was made in China! can someone please help?? Thank ...

chinese vase mark any ideas ?   anyone have an idea of the age of this vase

Thousand Flower what period is this ??   can someone tell me from what period ?

The Orange stem cup in the upper left corner of this website  I have this almost exact stem cup that is pictured in the upper left corner of this website. The one I have has character 'vignettes' on either side as ...

chinese kraak blue & white porcelain  I have a Wanli Kraak Blue & White Porcelain Plate and need any information or comments on it. Also am interested in finding the value of this type piece....

Plate identification  I am a complete novice and would be grateful is somebody could help me identify what I take to be two hand painted plates with the same under stamp. The ...

Marks on base  I mother bought ths vase at a garage sale, s it worth anything? I'm trying to dentify the marks

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buddha  got a buddha with 5 children sat on arms and shoulders and lillys on chest it as a oval marking on bottom and 3 lines of sybles id like 2 no if any 1 knows ...

Chinese cups, plate  Chinese cups, plate

Information on hand painted plate  Hi,
I am looking for information about a strange plate I have. The markings look like they could be Asian but I can't tell.
Thank you!

Chinese Vase  my query About this vase,if is a fake.
Tank you
Gilbert

japanese antique boxes with mirror and doves  I have recently bought a box or chest and I would love to know more about it. It is red ,a wood red, and has many signs in metal it has a couple doves ...

Help Identify Marks  Hello.

I have a small plate (5 1/2") that I am trying to identify. So far the closest that I've found indicates that it could be shipwrecked chinese ...

Antique teaset with oriental figures  Hi, I have an Antique teaset with images of oriental figures. Would you be able to date this item or give any identifying information.
Thank You.

Chinese Teaset With marks  Hello I have a part chinese teaset with some marks on the base. Can anyone tell me anything re date and origins of the teaset.
Thanking you in advance....

A small vase  I have a small vase.It is marked on the bottom.It is 7 inches tall.I would like to know more about this vase.Who the maker is and maybe a value of it.I ...

Chinese Vase  I have been researching this vase my neighbor acquired from a friend and I can't find another vase like it anywhere on net..here is a picture of it, as ...

MARK IDENTIFICATION  Hi, can anyone help with identifying these marks? Thanks :-)

Chinese ginger jar mark  Hi, I wonder if anyone can give me some info on the age of this ginger jar and mark please. Many thanks Kev.

Chines vase, plates  Hi Peter! I hope you are having great vacation! But could you glance on some items? I think there are fascinating! It's petty they were broken and badly ...

Chinese Porcelain Figurines/Lamps   Trying to find info on these figurines, they do come off the bases easily, hard to read the marks inside. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank ...

vase  i have a vase signed CENEVESE, ITS A CHINA VASE with a chinese village seting on it, i just can not find any info on it, the closest i get is munro cenevese ...

Real rose medallion or contemporary copy?  This piece definitely does not look very old and the brushwork is not fine like on other examples. Mark is unclear but looks like the made in Japan handpainted ...

What is this?  This piece definitely looks old and the brushwork is rather crude. Clear mark on the back. Glare again, is from the skylight overhead, some glaze irregularities ...

Chinese vases  Hello peter,

Can you tell me how old these vases are, and how can you see the difference between 19de and 20th century vases? Best regards John,

Vase with dragon  Hello Peter,
What do you think of this vase? I bought it from a chinese porcelain collector. Some more pictures in this link.

www.flickr.com/photos/...

dinnerware  I find this style of Chinese dinnerware. I know it's not an old antique, but I do see similar pieces sold in antique shops with the same design and style....

What about this?  This looks old to me, and like a classic design, but could be some kind of copy. There is no mark.
Is it worth anything?

Is this anything valuable?  Picked this up a garage sale for $.50 yesterday and have no idea if it is worth anything or not. Is it a really old piece or a forgery, or even a valuable ...

Antique Chinese Tea cup?  I found this at a flea market. The characters on the bottom were interesting so I thought I'd see if it had any value. It's a fairly light cup and I'm ...

Big chinese jar  Hi Peter,
Can you tell me about this jar? It is one of my collections. It is big and heavy. You can also see some pictures in this link.

www.flickr....

Japanese Imari plate   Japanese Imari plate or charger

Please help identify this object!  I have a white oval cup(?) with lid. The lid has a painted girl on one side and writing on the other, and so does the cup. There is no mark on it that ...

Imari ? Chinese or Japanese Asian Bottles  I would appreciate some help identifying these 2 bottles. They were part of a lot box. There is calligraphy on the side. I'm can't tell their origin....

Export items  Hi Peter! This is what I found on eBay you might interested to see. I recognised difference quality now between items.
Irina

HELP NEEDED TO IDENTIFY THIS MARK?  Hello,
I have a rather beautiful blue bowl with writing inside arranged in 8 verses each verse being of six characters.
Would really love some info ...

beautiful plate (part 2)  rose medaillion plate

beautiful plate  Hi Peter, I've got this plate, couldn't resist it's so beautiful. No marks unfortunately, is it bad singh? Could you tell me about it, please.
Regards
...

blue and white moonflask  Hi! How you doing today? Just wondering if this is newer or older? Is the writing chinese or japanese .Thank you for your help.

Chinese porcelain  Hi Peter. Can you tell me about this porcelain?

Plate  Hi Peter, I would like your opinion about this plate. I know this is not Chinese plate, but I think house on it look a like Chinese to me. I think it's ...

Chinese Tea cups and plates  I would like to identify the mark under the cups and saucers and find out how old this set is. I have had it for about 40 years. There are six cups and ...

Multiple Plate/Vase/Porcelain etc Markings  Hello everyone. Thanks for taking the time to look at this. I recently came across a lot of what I believe are Chinese vases due to the markings. I have ...

Qianlong Scroll Vase - Real or not?  I got this in garage sale. The guy who had it is a Spanish family. When I asked them where do they get it, they said they don't have any idea. Only ...

Porcelain peach with 3 chinese boys holding it .ID Help please ty  Does anyone know what this is and maker? Any help appreciated. Thank You. Also, is it Chinese or Japanese by the way they are dressed. I believe it is ...

Which reign?  I do not know the words on the symbols of the reign as any one knows please help me!
thanks & regards!

porcelain plate  hello,
can you help me with his plate? is it japanese or chinese? etcs.
thanks,
chona

Heavy Cup Additional pictures  Here are some clearer pictures of the heavy cup, I went over the seal with a pencil to make it stand out more, hopefully it'll help.

Chinese plate/1000 butterflies  Hi, Peter! I would like to know about other plate which pattern is called 1000 butterfly?! I've got eight of them. I've never hold it in my hands before ...

Glazed Bird and heavy Cup  Not much, just have these two items that I cammot decipher or know what they are made of. The first one is a small cup measuring 3" to 3-1/8" on the rim ...

Porcelain Vase with 2 Marks   Porcelain Vase with 2 Marks

Chinese porcelain set  Hi, Peter! This is some more items from the set I've got recently. Regards. Irene

Blue Chinese Ceramic Basket Dragon Decoration  I HAVE THE EGGSHELL BLUE CERAMIC BASKET WITH DRAGON DECORATION

ON THE BASE IS A DIAMOND WITH A GOLDEN DRAGON INSIDE AND PRINTED ARE THE LETTERS MING
...

R.E, Hand painted vase  Hi peter here is the pic you requested. On the hand painted vase hope this help's .Thank you very much if you need more let us know.

Ginger Jar ?  Hi Peter, I'm sure this is japanese however, your knowledge of porcelain far exceeds mine. Can you recommend a specific website in which I can identify ...

blue and white vase  This has Cranes and Peacock on it.Can you help us on the mark that's on it. AS you can see we like the art work on the vases, That we put on your site ...

MoonFlask, blue and white  Here is another one from estate sale.It has bird's on it can you help us on the mark and what kind of bird is on it? This site is awesome we told our friend'...

Deer on vase  This vase has deer and Cranes on it.Can you help us on the mark.
thank you for your help

Hand painted vase  Thank you for your help on our other vase.
Here are some more. This vase is 14in tall and is hand painted you can feel the paint. It has writing on it ...

Buddha - somebody can read it?  Hi, it woulde be very nice if somebody can help me to verify this mark!

Thank you all.....

Martin



Chinese plate  Could You help whit this plate please. I have got a set of such plates and cups. Many thanks. Irene

2 little cups with lids  Hello. I purchased these little cups and lids at an auction. Could anybody help me identify them.

Thank you so much
Kathy Clark

blue and white vase  Hi! How you doing today.my wife and I got this vase at a estate sale. Can you help us on the marking , where it might be from and it has a presention box....

chiense vase  hi peter, thanks again for all the information on the last item I posted would be really grateful if you could tell me anything about the others I have ...

can you tell me anything about this vase?  hi, was just wondering if anyone can tell me about this vase. I inherited from a great aunt some years ago, but don't really know anything about it. think ...

chinese marks with red triangle next to the marking  i have a charger or plate with oriental markings in a red box and at the side of the box there is a red triangle can you please tell me what this mark ...

Fishbowl mystery  Grateful for help in solving my fishbowl mystery. The Imari-style flower basket pattern suggests it is Japanese, but I am inclined to think it Chinese....

Antique Chinese fish bowl?  I was given this bowl by a friend whose mother had had it for a long time. Can you tell me anything about it? It has gold throughout, but you can't see ...

Ginger Jar with no markings  This is about 16 1/4 inches tall with lid and about 10 inches wide. I have spent numerous hours at the library and on the internet trying to find anything ...

Chinese or Japanese Vase  I am trying to research this vase which is 18 inches tall, hand painted and heavily gilded. Any information available on the vase and makers mark appreciated....

Oriental teacups  Hi,
I have 5 small teacups 6cm high with a diameter of 7cm
There are some characters on the base that I would love to have identified if possible.
Cheers
...

Chinese flute player  Hi
Can anyone help date this figure. I think it is probably canton maybe circa 1900, any help would be appreciated. I have tried to find the mark but ...

Small Bowl  Hello, I am curious to know anything about this small bowl. I would be grateful for any input.

Flat Chinese Vase  Hi,

I would appreciate any information on a pair of Chinese vases that I have. They are both brightly decorated, have a flat shape and are approx. 9"...

what is this? is this valuable antique?  Hi! I bought this one at the thrift store. This looks pretty and it has mark at the bottom, I don't know what is it? Is this a valuable antique and what ...

Ming Yongle period vase  Hello Peter,

This is a small vase from my Grandmother's collection which I have inherited. She did all of her buying in the 1920s and 30s in New ...

Chinese Porcelain Vase  I not sure about this vase can you give me a little more info on it. Who the artist may be. I have added pics of all the marking.
Thanks

Age of Statues  I recently acquired these two 12-inch high statues, in Northern California, which I think are Chinese, but the impressed mark doesn't look Chinese. It'...

Mark H.H.P. within a wreath  I have items from an oriental tea set, probably bought in Malaya in the 1950s and possibly originating from China or Japan. The red mark on the bottom ...

Chinese figurine  Can you tell me about this piece?

Export Chinese plate  Hello, Peter! I think this is export Chinese plate or I'm mistaking? if it is Chinese export could you tell more about it. Thank You

Chines vase   Hello, Peter! What could you tell about this vase. Thank

Big vase  Hello, Peter! Could you describe this vase please?

Is this a chinese vase  This has been in my loft for many years and was my grandmothers, the only mark is the number 2 on the bottom there is no other name or mark on the vase,...

Is this chinese?  Hello! My dad bought this in an antique shop in Sweden many years ago. Does anyone know if its chinese or is it fake eaven? It`s in pairs of 3, and one ...

please translate to english, porcelain picture  hi, i got given this porcelain picture about 5 years ago by a family member , i think it is chinese but not sure , i was wanting to know what the text ...

Pair of Chinese Vases  These were left to me from my Grandmother, she always said they were old and worth something but have no idea. Any help with history or value would be ...

Nippon marking and backstamp  Hi,

I have no idea what era or who made this.
Very faded markings on the back.
It has the letter "M" under "NIPPON" with no wreath and just the ...

Chinese or Japanese????  My mom has kept dishes and other antiques from my grandfathers time spent in the far east. I estimate that to be around the early 1900's as my dad was ...

Identification of mark on vase  Do you have any information on this mark? I am sending
you 4 pictures. Please help.

could you please identify these two pots and tell me if their of value thank you  Could anyone identify these two pots they both have old chinese writting at the base i was wondering if anyone could identify them and value them thanks...

Vibrant Coloured Plate with Makers Samp Plus Made in China 059  I have resently been handed a very vibrant and heavy plate with a makes stamp which of course l can't read and the words made in china 059 imprinted on ...

Chines cup  Chines cup

Chinese vase  Chinese vase

Plate with mark  Plate with mark

Seal mark. Can anybody help to identify this?  Hi,

I am unsure as to what dynasty or date this mark belongs to, and would be very grateful for any advice regarding this. Thank you. Lynne

Need help identying blue and white ginger jar  I would appreciate any help you can lend in identifying my blue and white jar...is it Chinese or Japanese and would you be able to help with the time line?...

china plate  Hello,prompt me please, who producer of this article, and what approximately year of issue. Вeforehand thank you.

Chinese or Japanese Plates  I have a set of 6 plates and i cant figure out if they are chinese or japanese and if they are worth any vaule. Also the picture of the inscription is ...

Chinese cup  Good evening,prompt me please, who producer of this article, and what approximately year of issue. Вeforehand thank you.

Beautiful bowl, Is it Chinese?  I at first thought this gorgeous bowl was Japanese, but seeing some of your marks I thought maybe I was wrong. Do you know anything about this bowl?

chinese plate?  Hi, I have this strange but (to me anyway;) beautiful plate an i'm trying to find out what the marks mean. Anyone got an idea?

Chinese transparent porcelain saucer  Can anyone date this for me

Chinese transparent porcelain saucer  Can anyone date this for me

Chinese Vase  Origin Unknown

chinese vases  received 2 vases which belonged to my great grandmother in Scotland. I am attempting to learn what the marking's painted on the base mean. Pictures of ...

Please help identify this mark  Hello,

I have a matching pair of bottle vases, though I cannot work out whether they are Japanese or Chinese, etc, and the Mark I have seen no where?...

Huge 3 piece jar  I just bought this piece at an auction and was wondering if it is Chinese. This piece is 22 inches tall overall. It is in 3 pieces. It has a different ...

New Upload of Pictures of Grandma's Blue Plate  The admin for the site said the pictures were blurry and I apologize. I hope these turn out better. This is just one piece of many that my grandmother ...

Grandma's Blue Plate  Hi - This plate was handed down to me by my grandmother. No one in the family seems to know where it came from. I tried to take a picture of the mark ...

Trying to identify the age/authenticity of a vase  We received this vase as part of a payment owed to the family. The person giving it to us claimed it to be an "extremely valuable 15th century Ming vase"...

Ming Vase?  Trying to figure out what these marks identify this vase as/from/is? Not sure what is the appropriate wording here. Just trying to start somewhere at identifying ...

small chinese pot  Hello
I have a small pot which is approx 3-4 in wide and 3-4in tall, i have sent some pictures and i would just like to know if it is pottery or porcelain ...

Large Heavy Chinese? Vase Unmarked  I am trying to find any information on this vase. I really have no expertise in this area so I am more or less just guessing at this point. I think it ...

Chinese Bowl Information  Chinese Bowl Information

More marks on Yixing teapots  Peter, thank you for helping me understand the marks on the Yixing teapots. I am adding a few more photos, including photos of the marks inside the lids....

Please help ID marks on Yixing teapots  I have two yixing teapots. I have added photos of the marks that are on the bottoms. Would really like to know what they say. Thanks for your help! Andrea...

newest members of the family  Here some tea cups i bought at the weeken

Chinese Blue & White Pottery  Hi,
Can you identify (age, etc.), or tell me anything about the attached Blue & White Ginger Jar (marked), and Bowl and Vase (unmarked)?
Thanks very ...

Identification of a Ceramic Mark   Does anyone know if this is a Kangxi mark and if so, can you help me with the time period. I found one of the characters (lower right) in a Kangxi mark ...

chinese mark - BW bowl  Hello Peter,

Firstly I want thank you for your help with the two vases
(tongzhi and blue and white).

I have still two pieces where I gladly would ...

Tongzhi or not?  Tongzhi or not?

chinese blue and white vase  Hello,
Is this a vase from the 18 or the 19 centuries,or is the vase older or younger.(it looks like a Chenghua mark)

Thanks in advance,
John

Ming Vase (without ? )  Here is a nice piece of Ming Procelain i had the privileg to hold in my hands.

Tea cups  As an tea addict i can hardly resist interesting tea cups. these have an diameter of about 6 cm and a height of 3 cm. Not interesting in value, but interesting ...

Vase  /Is this a chinese tobacco jar?

Ming or not  This has been sold to me on an antique market in south china. very simple design and a rustic kind piece of work. but i like the 'old' style. diameter ...

Vase Markings  Im looking for info on these markings. I have had no luck finding them. If anyone may be able to tell me about them and how old this vase may be I would ...

Small oriental tureen?  I've been searching on line and do not find the mark I am looking for on my piece which I think is a tureen (not sure).
I don't know if this is from Japan,...

China markings   have you heard of Fresh china

Ginger jar  Hello,

I think this is a ginger jar with the lid missing. It is really well done. Any info you can give on it would be great. There is no mark that ...

Qianlong?  Anyone know about this? Would love the help. I have been all over the internet and may think its some kind of Qianlong 1736-1796. but the stamp on the ...

Authenticity of Porcelain Vase  I would like to learn more about this vase. What can you tell from the markings; era? Do you think it is authentic? If so, what value?
Thank you!

Is this a genuine or fake mark?  Wondering if this is an old oriental vase or a new or old copy?

Identifying Mark  Could anyone please help identify this mark and ascribe period? Many, many thanks Jenni

Chinese mark   Hi!

Can you tell me what it means?

Thanks!

Unknown Mark  I was told this is a Ming Mark, but not sure how old or Modern of a Mark it is.

Posting to this blog -- Rules to observe  Dear Visitor

In order to keep this blog on track we have to emphasize the following rules for posting on this blog. Non-observation of these few basic ...

chinese urns (vases)  chinese urns

Help identifying ornate chinese soup bowl spoon.  Ok, so I'm really puzzled on this one. I"m not sure on the seal, couldn't find it in the database I checked. This spoon has quite a bit of rust spots on ...

Fake? Tiny "Qianlong Nian Zhi" vase w/ dragon motif  My sister found this small vase at a thrift store. It purports to be Qianlong Nian Zhi in Kaishu script and though I'm pretty sure it is a fake, I would ...

Three Friends of the winter  Three Friends of the winter

Help identify mark -small blue and white bowl w/gilt and peach, rice grain?  I know absolutely nothing about this subject. Could anyone help me identify this mark on this beautiful little bowl?

Chinese Tea Saucer identification  The design appears to be very similar to min yao in the Chinese kilns of the Qing Dynasty under the Guangxu reign from pictures I found. The Porcelain ...

blue and white pitcher with gilt  blue and white pitcher with gilt

Small Asian Vase  Thanks to those who responded to my other vase questions.

I am trying to find information on this vase. It belongs to an elderly friend who received ...

Fake ?  Hello,
can I have your opinion ?
Thank you

Early 19th Century Chinese Vase  I recently came into possession of this vase. A note from the previous owner found inside gives some information:

"Early 19th century 15 1/4. Pottery ...

Jar with lid. Who made it?  I don't know a thing about this jar, and can't seem to find out who made it. Please help me!
It is dard blue with a dragon painted in gold.

Does anyone recognize this mark?  Does anyone recognize this mark?

Cekadon with blue underglaze decoration  Cekadon with blue underglaze decoration

Millefiori plate with dragons  Millefiori plate with dragons

Chinese plate  Chinese plate

Chinese Mandarin Charger  Chinese Mandarin Charger

A BEAUTIFUL CHINESE VASE  Hi there

I bought this in a shop in New Zealand in 1980 for $1850.00 would love to know anything about it. It is 700 cm high with a fluted top and ...

Help identifying mark & era  Help identifying mark & era

vase/pitcher  I have a small vase or pitcher...it is a aqua blue with gold flowers or vines on it ... also has a picture of a shell like a pearl shell and the name ...

Help identifying hand-painted chinese bowl w/ floral motif  I am trying to identify a bowl I recently acquired. I am curious if anyone can translate the writing or is familiar with the mark. I'm curious if it is ...

nippon hand painted  this was my grandmothers and we are attempting to date this piece and find its worth. any help is appreciated. thanks

Chinese B&W Porcelain Snuff bottle  Hello, Have tried to unravel the mystery of this mark with
no success, just more confusion. If it looks authentic to
you, would you please make a comment....

duck identification  I am having trouble finding anything out about this item can someone help?

duck identification  I am having trouble finding anything out about this item can someone help?

Ginger Jar  Ginger Jar

Again, 10-30 years old (or less) – fake imitation china ???   Hi Peter, Hello everybody,

Hoping someone can help me identify the mark on this china set.
Any info you can give me would be appreciated…

Better ...

Again, 10-30 years old (or less) – fake imitation china ???   Again, 10-30 years old (or less) – fake imitation china ???

Oriental Vase  My mother has this oriental vase that was her mother's in the 1930s. It is about two feet tall and about one foot wide at the widest point. It has no ...

Chinese bowl  Chinese bowl

Porcelain Parrot Cup  I have found this on a couple sites stating it may be 14th to 15th century Vietnamese. Any information on history, period, value etc. sincerely appreciated....

value of vase  we are getting rid of lots of bits as we are downsizing, has anyone got any info on our vase which was salvaged from a ship 10 years ago

Jar with lid  Can anyone help me to identify this jar with a lid? It was given to my Great Great Aunt near a century ago. It is in excellent condition. picture is ...

Chinese dishes from South China Sea  There is a dealer here in town (Thailand) whom has a number of plates. Some of which still have barnacles attached. He says a friend has dove on a wreck ...

Identify mark on clay tea set  Hoping someone can help me identify the mark of an unglazed clay tea set that I found. Mark is on bottom of pot and a smaller mark under the lid.

Not ...

Made during the Qianlong reign   Made during the Qianlong reign

Made during the Qianlong reign  Made during the Qianlong reign

Fish dishes  Fish dishes

Chinese ceramic vase  Chinese ceramic vase

Information needed on this plate!  My name is Fuad and I am from Malaysia. My friend brought me a plate that he claimed made from dynasty Ming. The plate is a inheritance item from his great ...

Chinese Fish Bowls - Please Help!  Can anyone help me identify these two shallow bowls with fish (carp?) designs. They're about 22cm (8.75 inches) in diameter and glazed front and back. I ...

fine porcelain mark ID ?  would anyone have an ID for this mark? It is on a fine quality porcelain bowl. Thanks.

Two vases (one big and one small)  Hi peter again,
We will ask you for two vases this time.

First (Larger) Vase
Pictures
img149.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=57743_IMG_1313_122_23lo....

Several porcelain wares  I am uploading the five porcelain wares (a jar, two bowls and two dishes) from our collection that my boss wants a second opinion from you. He demanded ...

Eggshell porcelain tea cups and saucers  Can anyone tell me what the markings on these pieces represent?

Marks on several porcelain   All the marks, except the 6th one (which I found, except the ring, means "Fu" from the Ming Dynasty), do not seem to look like marks posted on this site....

Fudog  Fudog

Mark  This is from a porcelain bowl. Quite a simple one. Age and significance of it?

On an unrelated note, which website would you recommend for antique appraisal ...

mark on 20th century porcelain  very interested to learn the meaning of this 20th century seal.

Red Mark (Nine)  Red Oriental Mark (Nine)

asian plate?  i have no idea please help thank you . kirk

Help with this red mark  We want to know the age and significance of this red mark. I will provide more photos if requested. Thanks in advance...

Help with this blue mark  We want to know the age and significance of this blue mark. I will provide more photos if requested. Thanks in advance...

Red Flower Vase  Red Flower Vase

Oriental vase   These items were originally owned by my parents. No idea if Chinese or Japanese. It displays a group of males - 2 different scenes on each side.

...

Tea cups  Tea cups

Chinese pretty dragon vase  Chinese pretty dragon vase

Tobacco Leaf Bowl  Can anyone id this mark and the approximate time frame produced and estimated value?

blue and white bottle  blue and white porcelain bottle

blue & grey old Asian teacups  I have been searching everywhere to find out information on these teacups. I have 5 of the brown and tan and 2 of the blue and grey. I would appreciate ...

Found old asian tea cups  I have been searching everywhere to find out information on these teacups. I have 5 of the brown and tan and 2 of the blue and grey. I would appreciate ...

Chinese vase from France estate  We are trying to zero in on the identification and probable authenticity of this vase.
It was inherited recently from a French estate.
Many thanks ...

indonesian porcelain that needs identification?   i brought back from indonesia a few items that my wifes family has had for a long time. any information on the marks or time period would be greatly appreciated....

Chinese plate  Chinese plate

Chinese charger  Chinese charger not old

CA  porcelain artifact  CA porcelain artifact

Chinese vase  Chinese vase and mark

Porcelain Bowl Mark  Could you tell me what this means?
Rick DeSanto

Antique Chinese Vase?  Hi there,

I have with me a chinese vase given to me from my mother who believes is an antique dating back before 1800s. Would you be able to identify ...

Can you tell me the age and value of this set?   Pot and jar set of Chinese porcelain

Mark on Qian Long Vase  Several years ago I purchased a vase from a local consignment store that had recently opened near my home. The vase was very bright and colorfully painted ...

Brass censers  Brass censer

Ming?  My mother died and I have a pottery tray with 6 little plates. On the bottom it says "ming" and below this there is a gold edged squashed diamond shape ...

Recherche de renseignement  Je possede ce pot couvert avec de tres beaux emaux. Il n'a pas de marque. Je cherche donc des renseignements sur son origine. Merci beaucoup si vous avez ...

identification  I have a small pot or bowl, I'm not sure what it is called the picture depicts two imperial 5 toed dracons chasing the fiery pearl of wisdom, it is predominately ...

Blue and White Ginger Jar  I got this for a very reasonable price at a yard sale, so I doubt it's worth anything. It does look old though, so I thought I'd post some pictures and ...pair of porcelain peacocks  pair of porcelain peacocks

Can Anyone Identify This Mark  Can Anyone Identify This Mark

vase  I have a old very colorful vase the only markings on the base is a small crude fish, can anyone help me ?.
Is it Chinese? If you are not sure, please ...

The Star Fleet.....  The Star Fleet.....

FURTHER COMMENTS FROM ANDREW   Hi Peter,
I agree with your replies & comments to my initial ""sharing thoughts"" contribution.
Stan is right when we have a forum such as this & you ...

tea pot  tea pot

Ming vase  Ming vase

Need some educated eyes  I was curious what you could tell me about this vase?

I was told it was from the late 19th century. True?

Seeking information about small bowl?  Seeking information about small bowl?

asian vase  asian vase

republican vase  republican vase

republic period or not  republic period or not

Bowl making in pictures  See how bowls are made in pictures.
A series of pictures from the National Palace Museum illustrates porcelain making.

www.npm.gov.tw/exh97/porcelains/...

large vase  large vase

Chinese plate  Chinese plate

Vase/bottle with red triangle mark & signature   Vase/bottle with red triangle mark & signature

vase  hi , any info on this vase thank you .. steve

Small Dish  Small Dish

red amber snuff bottle  red amber snuff bottle

Chinese Large Jar almost a meter blue and white   hi i would like to know more about this jar which i recently purchases for 1000 USD. sorry that my camera skills are not escellent. will do my best later....

Chinese blue and white jar  Chinese tea caddy

Butterfly vase  Hello Peter,
could this be a vase from the Xuantong period,or is this a modern copy .
this vase is sold in an art sale,and it has been catalogued as ...

Small vase  Hi Peter,
Is it possible this an original vase is from the Xuantong period,or not.
it measures 22.5 cm (8,85 inch)there is a Xuantong mark (but is it ...

Please tell me about this ginger jar  Happy New Year Peter. Can you tell me anything about this ginger jar?

Imari Plate help ! Please!  Hi Everyone! I hope someone can help me! I have a couple of Imari plates that I am looking for more information on. Attached you will a picture on one....

Large Vase (2)  Hi Peter,

I have uploaded pics to Flickr as requested. I hope these are ok. If you have any questions please let me know.
Thanks a million,
Jeff
...

2 Asian Lidded Jars  I have these two Chinese or Japanese Lidded Jars - they have the same image painted on the side and on the lid and their are markings on the bottom
I ...

CHIINESE BOWL/WRECK  Hello
Assistance with information welcome.
I bought this Chinese bowl in London about 7 years ago. I have mislaid the paperwork and can only remember ...

Chinese porcelain Plate  I have a Chinese porcelain plate with 4 character marks of Ming Dynasty. Verify its Period

Old Chinese pictures   Very old China pictures and ...


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Chinese little mug  little mug

Information on hand painted plate  Hi,
I am looking for information about a strange plate I have. The markings look like they could be Asian but I can't tell.
Thank you!

Moon flasks 2  Moon flasks 2

Moon flasks  Moon flasks

Chinese porcelain spoon, part 2  Peter, some other items from the set. Thanks. Irene

Chinese porcelain set /part 2  Peter, I have no idea what it is!

Chinese porcelain set  Hi, Peter! This is some more items from the set I've got recently. Regards. Irene

Chinese cup (part 2)  Hi, Peter! This is some more photos of the plate. Thanks. Irene

Floral vase  Hi how you doing today. This vase has flying Bats and we can feel the Design. can you help us on the marking's

thank you

MoonFlask, blue and white  Here is another one from estate sale.It has bird's on it can you help us on the mark and what kind of bird is on it? This site is awesome we told our friend'...

Hand painted vase  Thank you for your help on the other vase . Here's another from the estate sale . We can feel the paint. It has little detailed bats flying around .

Chinese cup  This is the cup from the set I've got. It has a cover. Thanks

Yixing Teapot Mark  Does anybody recognize this Yixing teapot mark? The potter name is given as "Dazhou". Trying to determine age of the pot.

Another piece  Another piece from the attic, which I currently inventorying

Chinese mark   Hi!

This is another picture of my previous
mark


Hello,
Yes, it says "Qianlong Nianzhi" (made during the Qianlong years), but it doesn't seem ...

need help with identification  need help with identification

Fake?   plate and figure

Chinese vase  Hello Peter

I took better pictures of vase. I hope bottom sign is good enough to determine which era it belongs to.

Mysterious Porcelain  Mysterious Porcelain

Chinese ceramic burner (censer)  Chinese ceramic censer

18century bowl?  18century Chinese bowl?

Dragons and Koi bowl  Dragons and Koi bowl

Is this lamp Chinese?  Is this lamp Chinese?

CHINESE VASE  CHINESE VASE

Blue and White Chinese Vase  Blue and White Chinese Vase plus Mark








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