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Large blue and white bowl.  
I recently purchased this huge blue and white bowl Is this 1850-1890. Thanks. Again And reading other posts have been so helpfull Thank …

Large old planter that is old glaze and high quality paint work  
I like to know what chinese charactors say. And if this piece its. Age My research shows its 1930-1940 is this correct? 9 inches tall 10 1/2 inches …

Old small ginger jar appears 1900-1890. Love to know age  
I found this recently Like to know if its turn of the century the glaze and hand work is old and looks like other 19th century pottery wondering if chinese …

Small 19th18th century famille chinese piece  
I have recently aquired this very small famille Piece any way of dating was told it was 18th /19th Measures 2 1/2 inches high Thanks

Celadon green plate 
Hi again like to consult this celadon plate it is much heavier and the design looks like not came from China.... do you think this is real or fake? and …

Celadon Bowl 
Hi again this Celadon Bowl is also said to be came from diggings, and do you think this is real or fake?

Blue and white big plate 
Hi again may i consult this plate said to be came from diggings, and do you have an idea if this was in what dynasty? and is this made from China or other …

Two Character Mark 
A friend has asked for any information on this mark. Thanks!

Large blue and white tube vase or or brush pot 19th century  
I also aquired this it appears to be or chinese origin. And unmarked bottom appears 19th century. Unsure if its a chinese brush pot or chinese vase …

Old hu blue and white vase. Unsure if fake or old  
I recently aquired this hu vase with animal handles with unglazed bottom and unglazed on inside , the piece has a natural crazing to it and not man made …

Chinese Pottery Makers Mark 
Can you tell me anything about this mark? Thanks.

Is this a good mark? 
We bought this piece at a garage sale for $1.00. Trying to research the piece. Thanks

Asian Demitasse Cups an Saucers 
Could you please let me know what you can about these cups and saucers. I have tried to research them with no luck at all on the internet. Can't seem to …

Beautiful vase ....is it real 
Found at remote sale and I am curious of true origin....Adam

Chinese stamp on vase 
Been trying for quite some time to identify this vase, but can't find anything similar anywhere on the internet. Can't figure out what the symbol is, either. …

3 chinese vases with rooster 
Hello Peter, can you please look at these pictures ? There are 2 beaker vases and one vase with a lid, all with a same painting. Can you tell me if …

Help Understanding the markings on Etched Brass Bowl? 
I came upon your wonderful website while attempting to decipher the period markings from this recently acquired brass bowl. I was hoping someone could …

Japanese Cow Creamer (?) 
Hi there, I just bought this BIG cow creamer and i noticed some markings on the base. Could you please help me out with any information available? …

blue an white miniature vase  
hell'o all/ dave from phila.pa I have this miniature blue an white vase no marks on the footer however I do have impress mark at the base …

Pair of Imari vases 
These two vases seem to be a pair, judging by the bottom pattern and the form of the main designs, but they are different. There are no marks. Is there …

Help with identifying a blue pitcher with pewter (i think)lid 
I have not been able to find out any information on a beautiful pitcher I have inherited. The name on the bottom is Eureka done in gold with a signature …

Two Chinese saucers need help with wax seal and marks 
The 1st one is a blue & white saucer has a brown wax seal and a blue mark on the back with ownership pinholes on the front would like to know what they …

cocoa set 
The marks, all are painted on, even the cup's mark it is not a sticker

Can anyone tell me what these markings are? (what do they say) 
I found this tea set piece at an estate sale. can any one help me Identify it by the markings?

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Tongzhi vase and bowl 
Hi Have sent more pictures of faces, hope they are more clearer for you to view. can you give me some more information on the decoration style as the …

help with iding 
i have a couple bowls and a larger plate, they have a green flower design with gold trim on the edges. im unable to i.d the mark on the bottom..would any …

Tongzhi vase and bowl 
Hi Peter I purchased these two identicle pieces from a charity shop I was passing about 6 years ago did not know anything about them just liked the pattern, …

Help Identifying Fish Bowl 
Since posting about my fish bowl, I've continued additional research with some interesting findings. First, I remembered my aunt (who gave me the fish …

Please Help Me Determine The Value of This Item - Chinese Fish Bowl  
Hello, I'm wondering if anyone can help me determine the value and share some knowledge concerning my Chinese Fish Bowl. I appreciate your time. Thank …

Odd Chinese Pot 
A couple more close up of a odd Chinese marked pot. Best regards, Bob

Identify Oriental vase 
Hi Peter, As your requested for more pictures please see the attached. Thanks, Ping

Help Identifying Fish Bowl--Close-Up of Mark 
Here is a close-up of the bottom mark in case it further helps in identification & whether the fish bowl is Chinese or Japanese. (I'm sure the photo is …

Information on blue snuff bottle 
I was given this blue snuff bottle (?) about 30 years ago as a gift. Can you tell me more about it (age, where it was made) from the marks on the bottom? …

Chinese Plate 
My brother bought this from a European antique dealer in the 80's. The dealer bought it in the 60's in England. Any help identifying the mark and plate …

Oriental porcelain marks 
Hi Peter, I have two oriental porcelain, would like to know Chinese or Japanese? 1.crackle glaz vase with brown etched marks. I know it is not old, …

chinese brush washer ? 
chinese brush washer ? how old ? thanks for reaction.

Temple jar 
Dear Peter, Can you please help me identify the period of this piece? The mark on the bottom appears to be spurious, because it's red and stamped, …

China Plate 
Just seeing what I got here and if it's worth anything. It has CHINA marked on the bottom with Chinese writing on the bottom also. I appreciate any help …

ARTWORK FOUND AT ESTATE SALE 
HI Peter These were also at the estate sale I went to to bad they have damage they look real....I think because of the color smering away. Can you tell …

Statue Of Budda god? 
I love this found it at an estate sale, do you know anything about it?

Vase  
Sorry here is the whole piece Thank You

Rose Medallion Vase 
Further to Large Flower Vase post, many thanks Peter for your comment. I attach photos of the people on the vase. (Could not see how to else to attach …

Kangxi ? model name ? vase 
hello I am in possession of a chinese vase kangxi This vase is the right period ? height 42 cm the value? model name ? thank you for answer me.

Pair of Chinese Vases 
I have two Chinese vases that have been in my family for several generations. My great great grandfather was a sea captain during the opium wars and brought …

What do these vases say? 
I have had these two vases knocking about for a few years having bought them at a charity event, I wondered whether you'd be able to tell me what the inscription …

Large flower vase 
Hi Please could you tell me if this vase is valuable. It was donated to a charity shop with the message "this is valuable" stuck on it. Please can you …

THREE CLAWED DRAGONS PLATE 
Hi Peter, When using magnifying glass I could notice icy crackles. I understand during YUAN Dynasty three clawed dragons existed as well as in early …

chinese bowl 
hello original piece, or is this copy? or the age of the bowl or the value diameter 12 cm height 6 cm Thank you for your comment

blue and white plate 1 
need to know info on the plate and rough value,,,thanks again

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blue and white plate 2 
need to know more info on the plate .and value thanks

blue and white plate 3 
would like to know the date and value of plate.thanks

Old chinese figure 
Hi, Can you help me identify this figure. Possible value. No mark. Look very old.

Chinese lamps 
Hi, Can you tell how old these lamp? approximately year it made? The value? They are 35' tall 9 3/4 ' at the base. Thanks

Please help identify handpainted piece and mark 
Hi just recently got these at a estate sale. They are very fine porcelain and is all handpainted. On the bottom of the pieces it has a painted signature …

Celadon bowl 
Dear Peter, thank you for your knowledge as always. Can you help me with this celadon bowl please? Regards

help with identity please. 
I'm hoping someone can help me with this. Got it at an estate sale and must say it is very unique. The dragons eyes and tongues are movable as well as …

Chinese Blue and White Bowl 
We were given this bowl by a monk who was returning to Thailand. He said it was old and Chinese nothing more than that . We would like to know a little …

Chinese? 
Hi Peter is this chinese? Thank You

Green Celadon 
Hi Peter, This is another objects I need help from you and friends. the seller tell me that this is a green Song Celadon, Most green celadon have Fish, …

Buddha unknown, Need Help  
Hi I Need to find out information on this Buddha. I needed to know what is it called, what does the marking on the bottom mean, does it have a value. …

help to identify a bronze piece 
i have a bronze censer i believe, it has four symbols underneath and weighs almost 2 pounds its 6" high 4" wide very intricate design any help would be …

BOWL - CHINESE OR JAPANESE? 
Hi Peter & Collectors, Appreciate your comment/s and which in which period. Thank you. Warmest regards, Roger Tay

Chinese Bowl query 
Peter, please see the additional pictures you requested. Thank you.

any idea what this mark is? 
can you tell me what mark this is, I can find it anywhere. and this is probably a vase of the 20th century? You can see better pictures on photobucket. …

CHINESE TEA BOWL 
HT. 8.5cm DIA. 14cm Could this belongs to SUNG PERIOD? Green greyish colour with protruding eye-ball at external surface and corresponding dent in …

Possible Oriental Flower Pot Query 
I have a beautiful porcelain flower pot that is hand painted green with jungle plants, tigers, zebras and giraffes. It also has koi fish and plants painted …

Identify this Vase? 
Hi Peter, I would like to know if you can provide any info on this vase, especially the type and origin. It came from an uncle's estate. 8" …

blue and white plates CHINESE 
need help in knowing what they are.thanks....

Help identify Porcelain Piece 
Hello I am needing help on this pottery piece. I believe it is a vase. It is marked on the inside on the vase. It has hand painted and enamled butterflies …

Green Chinese bowls? 
Hello, I bought these 3 deep green bowls I am not sure if they are Chinese or not, could you please confirm? 7.25 Inches Diameter 1.75 Inches High …

Chinese bowl 
Hello. I am wondering if anyone can tell me about this piece?

Red Cranes and Peonies vase 
I would like to know what the writing on the bottom of the vase means. I understand that red Cranes and peonies represent longevity and prosperity but …

Chinese Export Royal Armorial? 
Hi Peter, I have pot planter crackle glaze the pattern is Vivat Oranye which is European. There is no marks on it. I have found some similar pattern …

Small Vase 
I have a small vase measuring 4 1/2 " high. Could you provide any information about it ? One picture of the bottom is with flash the other …

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Qing Dynasty Vase 
Hi Mr. Peter do you think this vase is real Qing Dynasty era or just modern reproduction? Thank you

Celadon green plate 
Hi again Mr. Peter, i also like to consult this Celadon Plate, its been a long time already in my house,i have cleaned it before and i have some soil or …

Confuse over the mark and colors 
Hi there, Im confuse with the mark it's Tongzhi but why the color are seems to be different from this era? Can just check it's this a re-fired …

In Search Of Information Regarding Rice Grain Bowl 
Hello. I was wondering if you may be able to provide me with any information regarding this rice grain bowl. Any information would be greatly appreciated. …

Ming Blue and white Jar 
Hi again Mr. Peter i also like to consult this jar, its been in my home for 15 to 20 years already, bought from an antique shop here in Philippines....Do …

Chinese or Japanese Mandarins? 
Mother's Dutch family lived in Sumatra in early 1900's. Have piece I think is very beautiful, but is cracked and damaged so know the value is only to me. …

Unknown mark 
Hi Peter, can you tell me if this is a Chinese mark. Thanks as always Nancy

Help Identify, Chinese Eggshell porcelain bowl???? 
Hi. I wanted to find out some info on the bowl I had purchesd. It is very light, very beautiful. It has a mark on the bottom, but it is a bit rubbed off. …

Martaban jar in what dynasty? 
Hi again Mr. Peter, may i ask if you have an idea in Martaban jars? because i like to consult this jar if this jar is from what dynasty or century. and …

Mystery Chinese bowl 
I have a chinese rice bowl that I was alway curious to see the orgin or what set and value. Anybody have any ideas on this one? The weight on this particular …

I have a chinese vase 
I want to put more photos of this vase to make it more specific for viewers. Thank you

blue vase 
Hi bought what seems to be an old chinese vase, but reading on the web there seems to be a lot of fakes about. The vase stands about six inches high with …

# 3 Pear shaped vase. 
Hope this helps!

Item #2 Squat Vase/ Jar 
Hi Peter, The second item is a what looks like a Provincial heavily potted ( very heavy infact) squat jar/ vase. It appears to have the Shou character …

Your help is needed once again . Item #1 
I wondered if I might trouble you again with helping to identify a few more items. Again, as before, I have tried with the limited sources I have available …

Longquan jar is it real antique? 
Hi again may i ask in this jar is a real antique Longquan jar? it came for a collector here in Philippines, but still not sure if it is real antique …

Help Identify Teapot With Mark 
Hi I am hoping someone can help identify this small teapot and its mark. made of clay and has a reddish tint to it. Has a chain on lid that is made of …

Identification of porcelain pieces part 2 
Continued from previous post these are the other two items. Thanks

Identification of Chinese/Japanese stamps  
Hi I have a few items I would like some help with if poss! I am going cross eyed looking through Internet at symbols! Thanks in advance! :)

Identify Chinese marks? 
Hi Peter, I want to purchese the Chinese large bowl from local auction. Could you please help me to identify the marks. Any idea about the age? …

Age and other information about Vase 
I received these Vases from my mother-in-law many years ago. My wife and I know nothing about them. There is 5 in the set, 3 different sizes. I have attached …

Help ID impressed mark on Kwan Yin statue 
Hello Peter, Do you know this mark? The figure is 6 3/4" tall and 3 3/4"on the base. Thank you, MDN

chinese plate??? 
help. havent seen one before but i know it came out of china

Can you help with these marks? 
Hi, I have a Chinese Export Amorial Plate with a red marking back stamp and a blue and white crackleware bowl with blue markings. Can anybody translate …

Vase belonging to impressed mark 
This is vase that I was trying to identify with mark that Peter informed me is not a proper mark but probably production related. (Thanks for the speedy …

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Chinese porcelan 
Yesterday I tried to send some pictures but unsuccessfully . I am sending them again. In late 60 ties, in Belgrade vas held Chinese exebition. Experts …

Chinese Mille Fleure plate / bowl / charger - Help to identify please? 
I have inherited this plate, and assume it is a 1950's copy ... but would really like to know more about it. I have look and the marks of many similar …

Chinese porcelan 
In the attacment there are pictures of two plates. Plese help me to indetify when and where in China they where made. If it is possible to know how much …

Covered bowl 
I enclose another photo. As I bought it in Portebello Rd, London I thought it might not be new. I bought it in 1982 and it gives me great pleasure even …

chinese pottery 
Hello Peter, I would like to have your opinion concerning this piece of porcelain. I am not sure about its origin and how old is it, despite of my researches. …

Oriental vase with no markings 
I know this piece is about 100 years old as it was acquired by my grandparents sometime between 1900 and 1930. However it has no markings that I can see. …

Famille Rose? Very large vase.  
Does anyone have any thoughts on this vase? My initial thoughts are that it is modern for the export market but I can't identify the mark.

Any ideas on this unusual vase? 
Another in my collection which I know nothing about. Hopefully someone will have an idea? It appears to be old blue and white-ish. It stands 25cm tall …

Any ideas on these vases? 
I have this par of large vases and, although Samurai style, am keen to find out more about them. I have enclosed a picture of the marks but I have not …

possible early Ming bowl 
Hello again.. I found one more that has been bothering me because I can't find anything resembling the outer flower motifs. From what I have been studying …

small covered jar 
Hi Peter. I also have this little and beautiful covered jar. I am wondering how old it might be. I am thinking around 100 years old but that is just my …

help dating a dragon and cloud bowl 
Hi Peter.. Long time no see! I have a bowl here that I hope you can help me with. It has a dragon and clouds.. and an amazing patination(if that is what …

Need help identifying chinese pottery items... ? 
I know nothing about these items other than that I inherited them from a well to do relative. Our local consignment store told me I'd be crazy to sell …

need help identifying inherited chinese pottery  
I know nothing about these items other than that I inherited them from a well to do relative. Our local consignment store told me I'd be crazy to sell …

Trying to identify a Chinese vase... 
The base belonged to my Grandmother's family and possibly was brought back from China in the 19th century. The family was on shipping. It is 13 1/2" …

jardiniere 
Are these dark brown spots rust spots? There are several smaller brown spots, embedded material on the base and slight pitting on the base. It was given …

GINGER JAR 
I am trying to find out how old this Ginger Jar is, I know you can tell by the mark, I just can't seem to find it online Can you tell me anything about …

wine pot 
Any idea on age or value? I have spent quite a bit of time googling and cannot find anything that looks like this at all. Thank you!

Pair of Vases 
Hello, I am currently trying to obtain some information regarding a pair of vases. Are they real or fake and what their age is? It has been in my father’s …

Chinese Porcelain 
Could you please tell me about this bowl? It measures approximately 5 1/4 inches in diameter and 1 inch in height. I purchased it in the early 1970s and …

Please help identify this four character mark for dating purposes??? 
I have been given an old chinese bowl with this mark, and I cannot find anything on it and have been searching for days, any insight is appreciated. THANK …

Chinese Bowl Koi Fish Blue and White 
Hello everyone, I bought them from an estate sale in Vancouver BC Chinatown. I wonder if they are they Vintage or Antique? pair: 9" diameter …

19th century chinese snuff bottle 
Hi , i was wondering if someone can tell me more on this snuff bottle ? I would love to know its history and its value . I do not have the stopper , i …

Metal Tile 
Peter I know this is not your area, but I thought you may have some idea as to where to start? I just bought 8 brass or bronze 1/4" thick and was casted …

help with this mark on vase not sure? 
Hi I bought a vase along with some Satsuma Vases but I am not sure about the mark on this one vase

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Im not sure what this mark is on tea cup and saucer 
Hi I am having a hard time finding what the mark is on this tea cup set I recently bought any help would be great .

Qing Dynasty Kiangx Era Chinese Moon Flask? 
I have obtained this moon flask and it is excellent shape. I have researched extensively and to the best i can figure it is real. I would like your opinion …

id for mark please. 
Hi peter thank you very much for all your xpert oppinion on the vase. I also have this modern little egg shell vase. could you please tell me about the …

Ming Jar 
Dear all, I just bought a jar, probably a gingerjar however smaller than the once I ussualy find them from the 19th century. The colour of the glaze …

id and information on vase please 
Hi peter. thank you for your prompt attention. i have taken more pics in natural day light. i have taken close up od the inside as you can see the glaze …

Is this straits Chinese porcelains ware ?  
Hi there, I do collect some of the porcelains as attached. R they antiques, vintage or repro? Can help to identify please Best Regards, Jason …

Need help Dating this vase 
Hi need help dating this vase. This vase has no mark.

Help to identify this chinese vase? 
i am currently trying to research some information on this vase. I have struggled to find a translation of the mark on the base and was hoping i could …

Chinese glazed enamel vase 
Dear Peter, this beautiful vase is in need of explanation. I've never seen that marking. Thank you very much.

CUP 
here you go thank you cj

Tea Tray , more pictures 
A few more pictures

Lime Green Vase 
Hello, I love your site. I just bought a beautiful large lime green vase from a flea market. I was wondering if you could give me any information you …

Could you identify my vase 
Hi I was wondering if you could identify the marks under the base of a vase(urn)I recently bought at a antiques fair. I was told it was Chinese famile …

Identifying Porcelain 
Hi Peter, Can you tell me about this plate? Good or fake? I need the opinion from you.

Information about jar 
In looking at your website you certainly provide a valuable service and are SUPER knowledgeable about your field. My grandmother left me this jar. I don't …

old lamp 
Peter, my curiosity got the better of me, so I dismantled the lamp. Do these photos suggest any more information? Does it seem to be Chinese? Do the …

It is old? 
Hello Peter, please tell me if this is old pair of vases. I want to buy and do not know anything about them.10 cm. Thank Rica.

It is old? 
Hello Peter, please tell me if this is old vase. I want to buy and do not know anything about it. Thank Rica.

Chinese or Japanese need help 
Have a small vase about 6 inches tall wide bottom long neck, is is Chinese or Japanes, what is the time period. Thank you

Procelain Rose Vases 
Hello Peter, I found these the other day and wondered about them, I can't find any similar in colour or shape. The top has a small rim. They are hand …

Identifying Porcelain 
To : Mr Peter Thank you for your attention and share in this forum. The following is a recent photo. I need analysis and comments. Thank you,

chinese plate  
can you please tell me if i am correct that the plate i have is apochryphal qing dynasty with the mark qianlong reign,if so is it antique thanks.

Can you help with this one? 
Hello! I noticed one of the photos did not work during the upload, so I have some more. The crackling on the inside is kind of nice. I hope these will …

Unknown Maker of White Porcelain Leaf  
Please help. I have searched for hours looking for the maker of this white porcelain leaf. It is small, about 2 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches. The mark on …

Wobbly marked bowl 
Here is the last bowl for today.. It is covered in a certain character as you can see and has a possible mark inside the bowl. It looks like a Ming style …

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large Sweetpea bowl 
Hi (: I saw this large bowl today and I am hoping you can help to date it. It is quite beautiful, but a little big and heavy. There are no marks on it. …

NECKLACE, LITTLE PLATE 
HI PETER AM I BUGGING YOU YET, I HOPE NOT, I JUST HAVE A BUNCH OF ORIENTAL THINGS I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT. ARE ANY OF THESE CHINESE, I WONDER WHAT NECKLACE …

PLATE 
I GOT THIS IN AN AUCTION AND HAVE NO CLUE THANK YOU CJ

BOWL 
HI CAN YOU TELL ME IF THIS IS CHINESE. I GOT THIS ABOUT 3 YEARS AGO THANK YOU CJ

TEA CUP AND SAUCER  
HI PETER I HAVE NEVER SEEN A STAMP LIKE THIS ON THE BOTTOM OF TEA CUP HAVE YOU? MY CAPS IS STUCK SORRY.

Identifying Porcelain 
Can any body tell me about this plate? Good or fake? I need the opinion from all of you. 2 Celadons dish Diameter 40cm and 2 bowls diameter 26cm + 43 …

Chinese Bowl ? 
Hi, Could you kindly offer you opinion on this Blue & White bowl, I'm trying to identify it's period and authenticity ?

Chinese Plate 
Third time hope this works, need information about this plate.

Wedding jar - more photos 
Thanks for all of the feedback Peter. Here are more photos of the wedding jar. Actually, the first photo is of a different and smaller jar of the same …

It is old? 
Hello Peter, please help me identify these objects. Thank you.

Celadon ? 
Hello Peter, please help me with this vase. I think it is very old celadon.Are one chip at the bottom you can see in the picture. It is not marked. H: …

one last bowl for today 
Hello for the last time today.. Here is one more that I would like to get your feedback on. It seems like Ming to me.. What do you think? This one is …

Dragon bowl 
Hello Peter. This bowl is part of the group I purchased today. It stands out as a little different than the others in that it is a little heavier and …

possible ming bowl 
Hello.. Here is another possible Ming bowl?? Perhaps you have seen this design before? Unfortunately the bowl has a couple of small chips on the upper …

Qing covered bowl 
Hi again Peter and friends. I hope you don't mind me posting more images. I purchased some cheap items today and I would love to get some info on them. …

identifying antique vase 
been in our family for over 100 years..i am trying to find out how much it might be worth

Made In China Tea set with several makers mark markings 
Hi, I have a tea set, doesn't appear to look old as it's in incredibly beautiful shape. It does have makers marks on the bottoms of the cups and tea pot …

INFO NEEDED PLEASE ON POSSIBLE AGE OF THIS STEMCUP 
Hi Peter, Would you be able to hazard a guess as to when this stem cup may have been made. From what info I gathered on the internet it has features …

da qian? 
found this today in a very old town antique shop in south carolina

terracotta warriors 
I was wondering if You could tell me anything on these, And thank You.

Ginger Jar info 
Can anyone help me on this? This jar has been in our family for as long as I can remember but I have no clue of it's age, or it's worth... any insight …

help with one more bowl 
Hi Peter and everyone. I have one more bowl to show you. I am guessing it to be early Qing or late Ming perhaps. There are no markings.. just the design, …

Can you date this bowl? 
Hi.. I bought this beautiful bowl, but I am not sure of its age. It is larger than most of the bowls I have and it measures 17.5cm wide x 8.3cm high. There …

more photos of possible Tongzhi vase 
Hello Peter. I finally got more photos of that possible Tongzhi vase. I hope these closeups will be sufficient. I am interested to hear your answer on …

Old porcelain Buddha 
Hello again :) I saw this Buddha today and the seller says it is expensive. I have no idea how old this might be of if it is rare. It seems authentic to …

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HELP NEEDED TO IDENTIFY THIS RED DISH / BOWL ? 
Hello Peter, I was hoping you might be able to offer some info on this piece as I do not know how to classify it, since it seems to have features that …

Chinese Vase with no Mark 
I need help to identfy this vase, it is 6 inches tall but has no mark. I have been doing a lot of work to get information and have not found any.. I need …

Antique ginger jar?  
Hi Peter,thanks for your recent comment about my ginger jar..I put another pictures.I hope those pictures clear enough for you to identify it..i really …

More tea tray pictures 
Very clean back, unglazed. Enlarged photo of the poem, darkened contrast for easier reading.

Is this chinese?  
Hi Peter Here is a cup and saucer I have a set with pot, creamer , sugar and tea cups and saucers they look maybe like a childrens set. Any idea?

moonflask 
Hi Peter, have added more pics which I hope can be of more help. Kind Regards, Florence

dragon bowl 
Hello Peter, thank you for your comments. Attached are a few more photos as requested. We actually purchased this while on holiday in Vietnam. We were …

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better pic of nark x50

dragon bowl 
Hello, Can you please give me your impression of this dragon bowl? Would really like to know its approximate age and history if possible. Thanks for …

Ginger Jar 
Top lip

Green pot 
Dear Peter, this green pot similar to antique, but I think that it is only an imitation, or worse. What do you say to that? Thanks a lot.

Oriental blue and white plate 
Hi Peter, Please help me to identify this plate. I am not sure this is Chinese or Japanese? Any idea about the age? Thanks, Ping

Bowl 
Hello Peter, I bought a few items and please help me identify them. Thank you.

small bowl 
Hello Peter, I bought a few items and please help me identify them.D:6,5 cm. Thank you.

old? 
Hello Peter, I bought a few items and please help me identify them.D:10cm Thank you.

antique? 
Hello Peter, I bought a few items and please help me identify them. Thank you.

moonflask  
Hi, I have this moonflask and would appreciate any help in learning more about its origin etc. Regards Flo

Tea Tray origins? 
Tea Tray with poem or other saying written on the front, with a mountain view. Who made it, when , what might be the value. I've owned this for almost …

chinese plate 
Hello Peter, I would like to know your opinion regarding this plate. I will attach 3 photos of the same piece. Thank you in advance. Simmone

Chinese porcelain? 
Hello Please would you be able to advise me? I would like to know what this item is please and if possible the age of it? Thank you very much. Stephen …

chinese export pottery? 
I bought this vase at a thrift store because I like blue and white. I'd like to learn more about it... how old is it, value, etc. It looks much like …

Famille Rose bowl 
Hi Peter Sorry to bother you again with another inquiry. I meant to ask about both of these. Same question regarding this piece. Rareness; is it worthy …

qianlong vase red mark. 
qianlong vase red mark.

Rose Medallion bowl 
Hello Peter I am considering purchasing this bowl and would love to hear your thoughts on the rareness, time period or any other information.

Chinese vase 
I would like to know anything about this vase

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Dragon plate and 2 small bowls 
Here are some dragon bowls and a plate. They appear to me to be late Qing.. Could you tell me any more about these? I have seen one of these plates on …

Chinese bowl? 
Again.. Hello haha.. I have this bowl which I bought a while ago. I don't even know if it is Chinese or not. It appears to have some age. Can you help …

Phoenix plate 
I have this wonderful(to me) phoenix plate. They were painted quite beautifully, unfortunately it has a couple chips. I have seen this mark somewhere.. …

another bowl I need help with 
I am unsure of the age of this bowl. If I had to guess, I would say early Qing, but I am not sure. I am wondering if that leaf like mark inside the bowl …

Need help with this bowl 
Hi Peter. I bought this bowl some time ago, but I haven't figured out the markings. I hope you can help. The bowl to me appears to be Ming or early Qing. …

Teapot 
Hello, I have a nice antique Chinese teapot that I know very little about. I have included a couple of pictures. If anyone can tell me about this teapot …

vase qianlong 
Hello, I have a nice antique Chinese vase that I know very little about. I have included a couple of pictures. If anyone can tell me about this vase or …

Oriental plate 
Dear Peter, thanks for the previous comments about the brown cup. Could you give a description of this plate please. I think this plate interesting, but …

Antique ginger jar? 
Hi Peter, Can you please tell me if this ginger jar is an antique? Could you please help me to identify this marks?Also when it was made and how much …

Chinese Vase 
Hello, I have a nice antique Chinese vase that I know very little about. I have included a couple of pictures. If anyone can tell me about this vase or …

Tongzhi teapot? 
Hi again Peter. Here is one more to test your knowledge and judgement :) I think the markings are Tongzhi, but I am not sure. I darkened the closeup photo …

Tongzhi vase? 
Hello again Peter and everyone. I was told this vase is an authentic Tongzhi. I can't read the marks so I hope you can help tell me what it says.. and …

Oriental Lidded Dish 
I was hoping for some help dating and identifying this oriental lidded dish. It is 8 inches across and 2 inches deep with lid. With lid it id 4 inches. …

Chinese or Japanese? 
Hi Peter, Could you please help me to identify this marks? Is this Chinese or Japanese? Thanks, Ping

Would love some help determining value and age of 11 plates. 
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Celadon teapot with famille rose 
I'm puzzled by this teapot in rococo style regarding it's age. The body appears to be joined by an upper and a lower half (sphere) (this I find very …

Qianlong porcelain bowls, real or fake, price? please help! 
Hello! I got two porcelain bowls. Bowls are 4,5 inches in diameter. One (with a crack) with flowers looks like here www.taimantis.com/chinese/gb.html …

chinese faience plate mark 
Hello! I live in Brazil and photographed a Chinese earthenware dish with a brand that shipment. I want to buy it but can not say anything about it. What …

possible Yongzheng plate 
I am wondering if this is a Yongzheng plate, because the marks are kind of similar to some that I have seen. Is that the symbol for 'happiness' or another? …

A plate I am unsure of 
Hello once again. I saw this nice plate today and it appears to be quite old. There is no central mark on the back, but there are 4 possible marks or …

lion dog ming bowl? 
Here is the last piece for today. The picture is not too clear looking at the details.. but it has plenty of wear. I was told this was a lion dog. I am …

Jiaqing plates 
Hey Peter. I have 3 of those Jiaqing plates now.. Do you think they are of the same set? Each one has differences from the other, either with the edge …

large plate 
Hi again.. I am curious about this plate. If it wasn't for the ownership initials and the dirty chipped bottom rim, I would have classified this as new. …

sweet covered bowl 
Hi Peter. I came upon this covered bowl.. if that is what it's called. It stands out to me as genuine although your opinion would be helpful. I have no …

Chinese dishes and plates, etc. 
Hi Peter here are some better pictures for you. Thank you for answering my posts. Everything seems to be embossed? Not sure if that is correct word …

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Old jar? 
This is an old jar? Chinese or Japanese? Thank you!

A bowl marked 
Please help me with this bowl marked. Thank you.

small teapot 
Please help me and this little teapot, thanks

Old vase hand painted clay 
Hello Peter, I found this old clay vase hand painted and I want to know if it really is genuine and worth to buy. The vase has a height of 43 cm is beautiful …

dating a yellow stem cup 
hi Peter I know this is not a Ming piece, it could be new , but any advice you have on a possible date would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Tim

can you help with this plate? 
Hello Peter.. I am curious about this plate. When would it be from? It is rather simple but pleasant enough. I noticed other pieces similar to this with …

Can you date this vase like thing? 
Here is the last one. I think the photos are not really clear on this. I am wondering what this is? How old? Is the metal rim normal for the piece or added …

authentic bowl? 
Although I have seen this pattern on the net before, I am unsure of this bowl's age. The quality seems quite good. The lid unfortunately was chipped and …

dragon bowl 
Hi Peter. I hope you had a good Chinese New Year. I have 3 more to show you for now. I hope you can perhaps authenticate and put an age to them. The same …

Help with Porcelain Figures 
Hello. I purchased this figures in a lot but am not sure that they are all Chinese. Also, I am unsure of their age. Any information you can provide …

Help to determine age of vases 
Hello. I wondered if you might offer an opinion as to the age of this pair of Chinese vases. Many thanks for your assistance. Cheers, Catherine …

Blue White Pieces 
Hi Peter was hoping you might know about these as well. If you would like to have a look in my photobucket I have made a album especially for what …

Early Porcelain on Copper plate 
Hello I enjoy picking up chinese porcelain items at auction and researching them. I brought one recently and have drawn a blank. It is a small dish/plate …

Dish identification 
Hello there I have a small porcelain dish (56mm diameter) with a base mark in blue and gold coloured painting on top of the glaze also. I was hoping …

unusual chinese vase 
Hello, Thank you for your response, which confirm me what I had suspected. I would like to show you a large vase, whith a many buddhist symbols, I think. …

Old Chinese plate 
Hello, I have the following plate that I was hopeing that you may be able to give me some information on. See the pictures

chinese plate 
Hello, Peter, I try again, I hope these photos are better. Thank you.

chinese/japanese plates 2 
Hello Simmone, Please clarify if the three pictures above are of the same item. The plate on top is Japanese.

Is this an antique Ginger Jar? 
Can you please tell me if this jar is an antique? Thank you and Happy New Year.

Ceramic Rabit 
Hi. could anybody tell me if this is an imari rabbit ?. or any other make. i have done a goole search but cant find one like it. Any info most wellcome. …

Tiles 
I posted a while ago and finally got some photos of my large tiles outside in daylight. Im not sure where the redish color is coming from the tiles are …

Small Brown cup 
Dear Peter, what is your opinion of this little brown cup. The cup size is about H 3,5 cm, D 9 cm. Thank you very much.

Text on Chinese Teapot 
Hello Peter, I have been very encouraged by the information, provided by you, about the script on Qiangjiang Lidded Jar. I have attempted to improve …

cool little teapot 
Hello Peter Although this teapot is broke in 3 places, 2 of which were poorly fixed some time ago, I still think its really cool! Do you know what age …

what do you think of this teapot? 
Here is another one. Sorry for the bad photos again. I was hoping you could give me an age estimate on this one. I haven't seen many of these complete. …

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does the mark match the bowl? 
Hi there. I am wondering about this bowl, what age it would be? The bowl is beautiful and I am sure it is real, being of Qing or Ming.. but the mark is …

Here is another one 
Here is a big vase to look at. I hope these photos will be good enough. Could you identify this one for me too please?

real vase or not? 
Hello Peter. Here is another interesting that might be real, might be fake. What do you think? Could you identify it for me please? Thanks again Ryan …

can you put an age to this? 
Here is another to put an age to. Where would this be from? How old? What is the animal depicted or what is this piece in general? Thanks again …

vase identification 
Hello again Peter. I have several items I hope you can help me identify. Some, all or none could be real antiques. I am just looking for what age and if …

Chinese Vase : Text 
Hello Peter, Thanks for the valuable information. I am attching the text on the vase for your further analysis. Please also let me know where I may …

Japanese Vases 
Hi, Thank you, I did not manage to go back on the other images so I am posting again with i hope a better image.

Details. 
I would like to know details about the pair of vases pheasant & the dragon & 2 Chinese water color paintings, translation of the Chinese characters. …

Pair Of Chinese Large Soup Bowls  
Just bught them from a thrift shop for these reasons: - large 8.5" diameter - marks: CHINA MADE IN and not MADE IN CHINA - the letter N is in a funny …

Chinese or Japanese? 
Small oriental pattern jar or vase, Is this Chinese or Japanese? Thanks, Ping

I have one more for you to look at..  
Hello. Here is another supposed ancient Chinese piece, although I am not certain it is from China and I am not sure how old it is. I do know that it got …

Is this bowl 300+ years old and from China? 
Hello Peter and everyone. Here is another piece I bought from the old lady with the shop. It appears to be quite old. Is it from China? I am wondering …

Is this a phoenix on this plate? Is this plate an antique? 
Without doing enough research, I have been spending money on my collection again. Although I only paid 30 dollars for this one too. I am thinking this …

I was told this was 400 years old or more.. any more info you can give me? 
I bought this bowl along with some other porcelain at one old ladies house/antique shop in Ayutthaya, Thailand. Ayutthaya was the ancient capital from …

Who is painted on this bowl? Is this from the 1920's? Any more info? 
I just bought this lovely footed bowl for 30 dollars.. I am not sure if that is a good deal or not but the painting sure is nice. I hope that someone …

Is this a real Ming plate?  
I am an amateur and getting back into collecting again. I saw a ming bowl on the internet similar in style to this plate. Is this a ming dynasty plate? …

Is this plate an antique or modern? 
I live half the year in Ayutthaya, Thailand and there are a lot of real antiques and fakes here. I have a small porcelain collection and I would like …

CHINESE JARS File 2 
I have inherited some jars from my mother who told me they were from the Qing and Ming Dynasty.Throughout her lifetime, she collected these jars. I am …

CHINESE JARS File 1 
I have inherited some jars from my mother who told me they were from the Qing and Ming Dynasty.Throughout her lifetime, she collected these jars. I am …

Unsure of the age of my vase 
I am an avid collector of oriental vases but have no idea what this one is. It has a lovely glaze and the butterflies can be felt under the glaze which …

Teapot - unknown origin 
Aree you able to offer any information on this teapot. Many thanks for your help.

Chinese Vase 
Hello Peter, Here is another Chinese vase which I had purchsed during a visit to Beijing in 1988. While overall the vase seems to have been well kept, …

Chinese Jar 
Hi Peter and every one, I have a pair of Chinese jar; I do not think this is old. I would like to get your comments about this. Thank you very much. …

vase need help 
Hey Peter this's 19 century Yongzheng mark,please help

small cup need help 
Hey Peter this's Yongzheng cup,please help

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vase need help 
Hey Peter this's Yuan vase ,please help

Famille rose statue 
Hello Peter. My father brought this piece back from Peking city in 1935.He was a U.S. Marine stationed at the U.S. Embassy there. Any info on this piece …

THE BLUE WHITE PLATE 
my photos of the 3 plates belong to me and are at the top the second one is the for sale one it is from the nanton shipwreck the design is some …

Help with dating chinese vase 
Hi, i've had this a while now, only paid .50p at a carboot sale for it, need help dating it please. It's 28cm high and has marks on the bottom.

Identifying Chinese Tureen 
I have a tureen with chinesse markings on the base. Any help in identification is appreciated

A Pair of Jars 
Hello Peter, Could you please identify this pair of jars ? I can send more photos if you require. Thank You, Kurt …

can anyone identify this vase 
Can anyone tell me anything about this vaseo

A nice unique vase . 
Dear Peter I found this vase and would like to know about it . Thank you for all the important informations , We learn and enjoy !!!

Is this old or new for decoration? 
Hello Peter, I saw Chinese jars from local antique shop and ask them to take pictures. I would like to ask you before purchase about the age. The picture …

Can you advise whether my vase may be of some value 
I bought this vase in a second hand shop a couple of years ago, and wonder if it may be worth anything.

Unknown Item 
I am not a collector of antique China porcelain...just a collector of random things. I found this particular item at a resale shop years ago and just became …

pair of antque dragon vases 
These two matching pair of dragon vases has been in my family for over one hundred years, how they came into our possesion unknown to me sa I am 68 years …

Chinese cup and plate 
Hi Peter and greetings from Finland! Can you tell me something about my chinese things: One cup or mug (about 9 cm high) and one plate (about 22 cm diameter)? …

old? 
Hello Peter, please help me identify this plate. I want to know if it is old and if it's worth buying it. Thank you!

Chinese / Japanese vase identification 
Hi, We received this vase from my grandmother who got it from people she worked for. Does anyone know the markings or the vase where it's from chinese …

Seeking assistance with art piece 
Thank you Will for your response and here are a couple of close photos. Norma

White Bowl With Gold Overlay 
Peter I recently purchased this all white bowl from an estate auction for about $7. It was advertised as mid-late 18th century Chinese export porcelain …

Chinese Teapot 
Hello Peter As promised, another piece from the same estate. This has what I've researched and found to be Guangxu?....hopefully, I'm not far off on …

old vase 
Hello, my name is Aleš and im researching about the oldd chinese vase. My grandfather says that is over 150 years old. Im wondering about real age and …

B/W Plate 
Hi Peter, would you please comment on this one...most likely fake...?

Chinese Vase 
Hi Peter...I've been lurking and have enjoyed many of the discussions. I recently purchased several pieces from a family whose parent traveled the Orient …

Is Yongzheng vase authentic ,.. ? 
I have this small 6 " Chinese vase with the Yongzheng 6 character mark on the bottom, and I was wondering if it is from the period or if it was made later …

Are these chinese 
Hi I have a coffee set consisting of coffee pot,sugar bowl, cups and saucers in a very thin porcelain.They appear to be chinese in pattern but have no …

bowl 
Hey Peter What is the bowl ,Song dynasty bowl with mark.Please help thank you

Chinese plate ? Any information greatly appreciated. 
Hi Peter, This is a plate I purchased about 15 years ago when I visited Shanghai, I picked it up in an old wares shop in some back street for about …

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Is this a Tea pot ? and any other information please. 
Hi Peter, And yet another piece I inherited recently, again I have no knowledge about it and would love to leasrn more. More pics here..... www.flickr.com/photos …

Another plate, please help with some info. 
Hi Peter, Here is another plate I recently inherited, could you please take a loo and give me any information please. There is no visable written …

Chinese Tea Cup ? Any information appreciated. 
Hi Peter, Here is a cup i have recently inherited, any help with information please. here is a link to more pics. www.flickr.com/photos/92312134@N07/sets/7215763 …

Another B/W Plate 
Hi Peter, as always, I need your opinion on this one as well, the seller seems to be honest, but I'm not sure, I don't want to get ripped off twice, thanks …

B/W Plate 
Hi Peter, would you please have a look on this blue and white plate, I need your opinion, do you think this is authentic or just another "garbage", thanks …

Any Information please on this plate . 
I bought this big plate 9 years ago. Is it antique? Any information would be much appreciated..thankyou!

Chinese Teapot 
Hello Peter, I am having this since the last 25 years. It was given to me by a Chinese friend. He had said that it belonged to the later half of 19th …

Here's Another One 
It's me again Peter, hope you don't get bored and be patient with me, I really need to learn a lot from you, here is another - what he called authentic …

Need Identified 
Dear Peter, I need your help on this item, someone will sell his collections for the price of US$1,500, is it worth it, plate's diameter is 41 CM, very …

Chinese Porcelain Bowl 
Hi Peter; I will give you another small Chinese Porcelain bowl for you to comment on. The seal shows it is from the 'Guang Xu' period in Qing Dynasty. …

Colorful Old Chinese Vase 
Hello Peter and thanks for viewing my vase. I do not know anything about this vase but it seems quite old. Any information would be much appreciated. …

Ming Cosmetic Box 
Hi Peter I found this box that I believe to be of the Ming dynasty and would love to hear your input. Thank you. Regards Stan

Can you date and identify this for me please? 
I would so appreciate your feedback, thanks

markings on ginger jars and a vase 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE REGARDING THE MARKINGS ON MY GINGER JARS AND VASE. I UNDERSTAND THEY ARE REPRODUCTIONS AND ARE FAKE MARKINGS FROM QIANLONG, …

Blue vase 
Hi Peter, I bought this small vase 5 years ago. I like the color and the shape. Is it antique? Thanks.

Guangxu jar? 
I got this at an estate sale a few years ago. I was impressed with the incredible detail of the gold painting. It is 7.5 inches high and has an additional …

2 chinese porcelain figurines 
I have recently ended up with 2 chinese porcelain figuirines and i am just enguiring if any one has any information on these. i.e: knows what the pressed …

Is this 20th century or earlier ?. 
Hi Peter, just wondering if this pot is modern or pretty old. Thanks.

Chinese Shipwrecked bowl 
Peter Found this bowl at an antique store. The guy there let me take pictures to show you. He has it priced at 145 dollars so I want to make sure I'm …

Any Information please on this plate !! 
Hi Peter, Can I just say what a fantastic and imformative website you have and thankyou for sharing your knowledge. I have recently inherited a small …

Ginger Jar 
I bought this ginger jar in 1979 at a pawn auction. I don't know a thing about it. It is beautiful. There is a lot of texture to the enamel when you touch …

Chinese Porcelain 
Hi Peter; Is everything alright in the new years holiday? My brother brought another Chinese porcelain in a auction. The decorations looks like the …

Blue and White Plate 
Hello Peter. Could you give me any information about this blue and white plate? Thank You, Kurt Karlsson …

Jardiniere/Flower pot. Old? Chinese or Japanese? Has impressed mark. (follow up) 
Dear Peter, Hope these new pictures will help with a determination. I've done a rubbing of impressed mark and a close up of it. Color is close to acurate. …

Is this vase from the Qing Dynasty?  
We have had the following vase for as long as I can remember and no one can remember where it came from or if it holds any value Anyone that can help …

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Chinese Jug ? 
Hi Peter, I need your help to identify this Jug / Pitcher. It looks like it is made from clay. Colour is dark brown with a little bit of green spot. …

Does anybody know anything about these? 
I have 6 of these plates that have been in the family for something like at least 60 years and I am curious as to their origin. I would appreciate any …

are these objects Chinese 
Sal, see comments given with other items. P

Chinese Bowl 
Hello I can hardly read the mark i hope you can help me it is 4.75"diameter and 1.75" high thank you

Antique Chinese Bowl 
I bought it a garage sale it is damaged 4.5" is it Chinese? thank you

Help with identification of red seals and vase 
I am trying to find information about 2 vases I have. I would deeply appreciate any help/ direction you could give. They both are very delicate with …

chinese or japanese vase 
Hello Peter, Could you look at these pictures of my vase ? i think this an old one, but i need your oppinion again . On one side it has a landscape …

Rare Blue Glaze Fluted Bowl from Qing? 
Hi Peter; I am wondering if you could help identify this bowl. Thanks a lot! Kevin

More weird marks 
ANYONE got a clue??

Jardiniere/Flower pot. Old? Chinese or Japanese? Has impressed mark. 
Hello, Help would be appreciated here. I just acquired a flower vase 10 1/4 inch diam. top; 10 1/4 inch tall. Weight is 8 lb. 9 oz. I'm wondering age and …

Pos. Tea Set ? 
Hi Peter I am not sure what I have or if it is new or old. It looks as if it has never been used, but the raised white outside has some impressive small …

Hand Painted Royal Satsuma Elephant 
Looking for any and all information anyone might have about this beautiful hand painted elephant I just acquired.

please help identify this mark. thank you!  
bought this lovely teacup but not expert on chinese pieces. if anyone can help i would appreciate it!

please help identify this mark. thank you!  
bought this lovely plate but not expert on chinese pieces. if anyone can help i would appreciate it!

Can anyone help me to know what this is? 
Hi, can anyone help with identifying these marks? Or tell me what the use of this item would be? Thank you so much! :)

Chinese Bowl 
I would very much appreciate an assessment of the bowl attached, specifically was it made recently or does is it an antique bowl and if so from what era? …

Hello I have a Pottery Planter I think has an Asian Mark 
I hope someone can recognize this mark before I go crazy. I have it both ways...not sure whats right side up TIA heavy piece 9" at it longest 5" wide …

Teadust glaze 
Hi, Peter I used Teadust to describe the vessel because that's the term used when sold, but as you stated the glazes are different, however the colors …

Set of 3 White and Blue Snuff Bottles. Need Translation of Marks and Date of manufacture Please 
Hi there, I recently acquired these 3 snuff bottles and am wondering if someone can translate the symbols that are found on the bases. I am hoping that …

Big Vase with Ming Mark 
Peter Found this very cool vase but am fairly certain it is fake. Still, I wanted to hear your expertise. Thanks so much.

ANTIQUE CHINESE PORCELAIN DOUBLE GOURD SNUFF BOTTLE 
is it an ANTIQUE CHINESE PORCELAIN DOUBLE GOURD SNUFF BOTTLE? 3" high

Chinese Snuff bottle 
hello, it is marked but i can not read it or get a clear picture. could you please help me to determine if an antique or not? period? it is 2.70" high …

Beautiful Unmarked Vase 
I have a very beautiful, what I was told was a, Chinese vase. It is unmarked and I basically know nothing about it and was hoping maybe someone would be …

Dragon bowl 
I found this bowl and was wanting to get more info on it. I have seen others that were similar but not quite the same. What can you tell me?

Very old Plate 
Found this very old plate. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you

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Oriental blue and white 
Hi Peter and everyone, I have got Oriental Blue and white, it has hole on the top and on the bottom which I have no idea what is it for. Is it for a …

chinese tea caddy with foo dog 
Helle Peter, can you please tell me if this is chinese ?Is it old or rather new ? Thank you for reading

What is this?? 
Can any1 help me identify this mark?? 1st pic 2nd pic is a signature 3rd is of 2 blue circles, 1 inside the other. 1 item is a small ginger jar mainly …

Qianlong mark? 
Peter Keep finding Qianlong marks so I am sending them your way! Thanks for looking. Garrett

Chinese marks 
Hello again Peter, Please help me to identify this Chinese mark. Regards, Ping

Chinese or European? 
Hi Peter, I have large bowl blue and white the pattern looks like Chinese. Can you help me to identify this is Chinese or European? Is this old …

Qing Dynasty Mark 
Hey Peter just thought I would shoot you another probably-fake dynasty piece. I am learning a lot from you so I appreciate it. Thanks for looking

Help with date of vases, please 
Hello, Peter. I purchased these vases recently and I thought that they did show some age but I'm a novice collector and just learning. Would you please …

Chinese antiques?  
Hi Peter; I bought these items from a 2nd hand Sunday market near us. We thought they look really beautiful (except for the plates which look a bit rough). …

A Vase I cant find anything about 
Hi there Peter, George Qhegeous here again with maybe another grand find,if only. I have this vase and searched the web for info but to no avail. …

Chinese antique vase 
My family owned some of Chinese antique porcelain from generations. My grandmother used to own an antique store during 1930s-1950 and this is one of her …

Reproduction Enamel Vase 
Is there any reason he may have been so eager to get the vase? My camera is not focusing correctly, but I have included another 2 pictures to see if …

Horse figurine I found at a yard sale 
I found this amazing horse figurine at a yard sale it has a stamp on the bottom and it just is very neat and it looks so old. If anyone can tell me anything …

A vase with no seal mark 
Hi Peter could you help me with this vase also please it has no mark to the base.

Famille Rose Painted & Gilded Bowl 
Dear Peter; Thanks for your comments on the over-painted bowl. I will follow it up and let you know how we go. My uncle has a large Famille Rose Painted …

Satsuma? 
Peter, I am curious about this piece I have owned for a number of years. Is it an authentic "Satsuma" ? It is quiet beautiful! The art is so colorful! …

Famille Noire Plaques 
I purchased this set of Famille Noire plaques at a antique shop in Pretoria, South Africa recently. Its approximaley 29.5 inches long and has limited …

Fake Antique ? 
Hi Peter; I was wondering if you could help me to have a quick look at this listing on eBay. Is it another fake antique or is it a genuine one? Thanks …

Better Photos Of Chinese Tiles 
Hello I tried to take some better photos for you. I have little knowledge of Chinese Antiques so the dynasty they are from is very confusing, maybe …

Ancient Over Painted Bowl? 
Dear Peter; Thanks a lot for your opinion on the Bronze Pot. Now this is probably something you are more familiar with. Could you help me take a look …

Tripodial Bronze Vessel / Pot (Please identify) 
Dear Peter; I love your site! I learned so much from it! My friend recently come across an old bronze pot with interesting decorations. It is about …

Is it really Antique..? 
Hi All, I'm a novice and begginer in antique chinese porcelain, this is my new hobby, I started collecting chinese porcelain couple weeks ago, I will submit …

Strange Old Chinese Vase 
I found this vase at an antique store and purchased it. Just want to see if it is real or an obvious fake. Thanks Peter.

Chinese Porcelain 
I hope you can see the photos clearly about this Chinese Porcelain, two segments. This seal shows it is from the Yongzheng Period in Qing Dynasty. The …

Teacup Marking 
Can you tell if this mark is authentic and if so does it support a Ming Dynasty date for this teacup? Thanks.

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Small Chinese Bowl Mark Help 
I picked this bowl up from a local antique store for my mother for Christmas and asked the lady at the store if she knew anything about it. All she knew …

Chinese Plate - MILLE FLEURS - Qing 
Hi, I found this plate in the local rubbish dump. It is in immaculate condition. The background is of gold colouring with the flowers and fruit in the …

Chinese vase 2 
Hi Peter, Thanks for your help with the previous vase,maybe you can help me with the 2 following vases. Can you see if the vases are dated or signed,are …

Small blue and white pot  
Hi, This small pot has a greenish tint to the glaze. Same questions, is it Chinese, is it old? what era? what to call it? Is it worth having appraised? …

Blue and white plate under thick green glaze 
Hi, Would like to know age/era, and style. Is it Chinese? Thanks.

Brown bowl with sandy grit on base 
Hello, Interested to know what to call this bowl, what era, color? I think it is a monochrome? Is this what is called rabbit fur technique? for the color. …

Blue and White Bowl with Crane? Decoration 
Hi Peter, Pretty beat up bowl given to me by an elderly friend, I have had this collection since the early 90's but because of the condition and lack …

Chinese vase 
Hello Peter, I have added a picture on photobucket from the smaller writing on the left, the last line. Maybe you can see whether this is a a cyclic …

More Pictures of Blue and White Vase 
Same vase different view. This is a large vase.

Chinese vase 
Can you tell me something about this vase,is this 19 century or later. And can you read something of the text(date or something else?) There are photos …

Blue and White Vase 
I received this vase and several other items from an aged lady that collected asian antiques. I have had it since early 90's, but don't know anything about …

Large chinese antique tiles 
I was wondering if you could help me with identifing these tiles i have or the stamp on the multi colorful tiles

Chinese character mark ? 
Hello Peter, I did submit this plate before and you gave me the information I was looking for. There is a marked scratched on the front. I …

Help with identifying vase(s) 
My step grandfather was a civil engineer. At the end of WWII, he helped build a number of airfields for the Chinese Gov. When he was done, the Chinese …

Help with Ching wine jar 
I assume this is a later copy of a ching wine jar? See pics:

Need Help With Cheng Hua Vase  
I know the mark means: "made in the year of Cheng Hua", but I'm not certain the age of my vase. Can someone please take a shot at identifying what I have, …

Chinese metal-mounted enamel vase 
Hi Peter, I have large Chinese metal enamel vase. This is old vase or new for decoration only. Regards, Ping

INTERESTING CUP WITH WATERMARK FIGURE INSIDE 
Hi Peter, This is another item which I need you to advise. The interesting part is, the inner base has a watermark, look like a lady. The watermark …

PLEASE HELP ME TO IDENTIFY THIS 
Hi Peter, I barter traded this plate with my friend who is an ocean diver. He claimed that it was found somewhere in the Malacca Straits. Can you help …

Help in identifying vase 
Hello. First, let me say how much I appreciate your help. I purchased this vase as I was attracted to the carved look but I really know nothing about …

vase  
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In Need Of Help Identifying Vase 
Hello. I recently purchased this vase and I have absolutely no information regarding the identification or value of it. Any information or input would …

vase need help 
Hey Peter I don't know ,what's mark of the vase.Please help,my friend said Ming dynasty mark ,but i need you help …

antique? 
Hello Peter, please help me identify these vessels. Thanks in advance.

BLUE & WHITE CHINESE PORCELAIN SERVING POT  
Hello everyone' I bought this Chinese Blue and white serving pot in West Vancouver from a very well traveling Asian lady. fish design on it, 6.5" Diameter …

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Chinese Brass Bowl 
Can anyone help identify the marks on this brass bowl, it age, use and origins. It is approx. 9.5inches in diameter and weighs around 5.5lbs. Thank you. …

unkown 
chinese vase

Identify characters 
I have a large ceramic urn that I received from my great-aunt's estate approximately 25 years ago. I have not been able to have the character marks on …

Old vase from an old soldiers estate sale 
Have always wondered about this item have had for about 20 years and was hoping you could identify it,the hole in it was the way I got it. thank you,Robert. …

Chinese brushpot bamboo 
Dear C.A.C.P. I read Andrew's question about age determination of brushpots and Peter's answer. Andrew spoke about varnish, I have not come across varnish …

Multiple vases 
I recently purchased these vases at an auction. I am posting the links because the site the pictures are on allowed multiple high resolution pictures …

Old Chinese Vase 
I had acquired this small old vase while on a visit to Bejing in 1989. It is well proportioned; the height and diameter are exactly the same, i.e. 4 inches …

Chinese vase with lid 
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chinese or japanese little plate or bowl 
i have 4 little plates and i don't know if they are chinese or japanese. Can you tell by looking at this pictures ? I alse would like the age of them …

Tang dynasty black ware?? 
Hi there. I recently acquired this piece and was wondering if it was even of Chinese origin. It does remind me or Tang wares. The glaze is thick and …

Blue & White Vase 
I have the attached vase with Miguel Jimenez on bottom. Is this a Chinese piece?

Is jar Chinese or Japanese  
Hi there! I need to know if this jar is either Chinese or Japanese.What the gold mark means. Also when it was made and how much it is worth. Don't have …

porcelain tile 
Hi there, I have no real idea about what I have, which is a set of 8 thin porcelain tiles, each with a different painting, all seemingly part of a bigger …

Chinese blue and white plate, unglazed base, how old?! 
Hi there, I have a Chinese plate, decorated in underglaze blue with a central mythical beast, possibly a Qilin, surrounded by traditional flowers and …

Wondering if I should purchase this vase 
Hi Peter, I am thinking of buying this vase but am not sure about marking. It looks like a rubber stamp and I think it should be written for period marked …

qianlong vase 
Hey Peter See you again.help me ,this is qianlong jar and real qianlongh mark

Age of vase 
Hi, just wondering what your opinion on this vase age etc.thanks in advance.

Chinese or Japanese? 
Hi Peter, A small ginger jar hand painted dragon pattern. Could you please help me to identify marks. Thanks, Ping

Late Qing dynasty ginger jar? 
I have what I was told is a late Qing dynasty ginger jar that someone later converted into a lamp. I was wondering your thoughts on it and how the value …

Bowl  
Excellent CONDITION No Signs of Wear My Lack of Knowledge about the Origin, Era, or Value Are All Unknown. Would love to know more!

porcelin girl & dragon lamp 
I am searching for info on a porcelin or ceramic asian lamp. It has a geisha (?) girl & dragon on it with several lights in the ceramic base with a clock. …

Chinese vase with lamp 
Hi Peter, Can you help me identify this nice Chinese vase with the lamp? How would u date this vase? Kindly thanks in advance. Ben. C from Belgium …

ID PLEASE 
Hi peter. could you tell me if this is chinese please. only give away is the chinese children holding this very large apple. i think ?. the whole object …

Fu Dogs 
Hi Peter, Here are three more pictures. These are of the bases. I put the rubber protectors on, but the bottoms show chipped stone. …

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Early blue and white charger question 
Hi there. I recently acquired this piece and wanted others opinions. To me it looks like Ming? lots and lots of wear under magnification. Thank you

This old Japanese vase is it? 
Is this Chinese Satsuma vase old or just new for decoration. Thanks, Krassi

Old Chinese Ginger Jar 
Hi Peter, I bought this old ginger jar and a few other old items during a visit to Eastern China (Hotian) in 1988. This jar has a scroll (possibly sweet-pea) …

Help to identify Chinese vases please 
I have a pair of 12-inch Chinese vases. They are really a lovely color and have a gold background in some areas. They are marked on the bottom. I wonder …

Small (4 
I've had this rectangular reticulated porcelain vase or incense burner and would like to know it's approx. age and purpose. Each side has a different …

Help me 
Hello, my name is Peter and I am from Bulgaria. Want to buy a very rare and authentic china Antiques Hand painted Have Dragon. On behalf of the Ming Dynasty, …

Kindly look at flower vase with double circle 
Dear Peter hello ,kindly look at pho. for ceramic flower vase with double circle at bottom thank you mohammed

teapot 
Hello Peter, when i bought this teapot, to me it looked chinese. But now i look at it closer i wonder why i thought that. Could you please look at the …

CHINESE HAND PAINTED SATSUMA 
Hi Peter, Is this Chinese Satsuma vase old or just new for decoration. Thanks, Ping

Is it Chinese? 
Hi Peter, I have blue and white crackle glaze jar but I am not sure it is Chinese or other. Please help me to find more details about this. Thanks, …

antique plate query 
Have had this plate for many year could you tell me if it antique

Old celadon censer but with CHINA marked? help please 
Hi there, I purchased this piece and just had a few questions. Why is it marked china when it looks very very old? Longquan? There is lots of wear and …

Wanli Blue and White Vase 
Hi there, I was hoping you could give me some info on this blue and white vase I have from the wanli period, fingers crossed. The back stamp is exactly …

Pair of cloisonne vases 
Hi Peter, I want your help with identifying this pair of cloisonne vases. These pair comes from a private collection who is selling them. I'm interested …

How to remove marine life encrustation on antique plate 
Hello Peter, I have several plates that have dried up corals on them, How do i remove this from my antique porcelain plate without damaging the …

Chinese Vase info? 
Hi. I was sent to this website being told that you have alot of knowledge about chinese antiques or maybe it's not. While researching other things on here …

Chinese Vase 
Hi Peter; Thank You very much for your comments on the Bowl yesterday. Today I have something else for you to look at. It has a decoration of Five Flying …

Identifying Oriental Cups?? 
Hi Peter, I have nine of these but 4 are slightly damaged so I have taken pictures of the best. I am unsure what they are used for or if they are modern …

Tiny chinese men 
Hi can anyone tell me what these tiny men are - I can't find anything about them. I thought they may be mudmen but they don't look like any images of mudmen …

Chinese Bowl with Metal Mounts 
Hi Peter, I purchase this bowl at an auction. What do you think is its age. The bowl has a lot of chinese inscriptions and pictures of children at …

Please Help ID this small plate 
I found this tiny 4" plate and what stuck me was that it was marked on the front of it as I'm used to pottery marks on the bottom of the pieces. It …

Chinese or Japanese 
hi my name is les can anyone give any info on this plate as to its country and age thanks

Description of Ancient Chinese brand ........ (YEARS AND NAME) 
I attached the imağes 0f china plates could ,you please help to understanding. Regats

Reasons to be very vigilant regarding fakes. 
Peter I visited a fine Asian art auction yesterday and among the fine true antique Chinese porcelain there were the few dubious examples of which I …

Chinese cup I think! 
I have just purchased some items from an Auction and in amongst them was this small cup. It looks old but can you help with some information please?

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Qing Dynasty Blue and White Vessel 
We have in our possession a Ching/Qing Dynasty vessel, a piece of national cultural property registered with the National Museum of the Philippines. It …

Chinese vase - identification 
Hi Peter, Can you identify and date this Chinese vase? Thanks in advance. -B.C

What is this used for and does it have value? 
Hi Could anyone please tell me what this was used for? It's quite bizarre to not have a bottom.

possible Qianlong small vase or jar? With confusing characters 
Hi, have this small round vase or jar with four hand-written characters on the bottom which look like "Qianlong nianzhi", but the first character is …

Chinese or Japanese? 
Hello again Peter, I forgot to add the image photo of the plate. Maybe it easier for you to see the pattern. I don't think it is old because the …

Help please Chinese blue & white beaker vase identification 
Hi Peter, This fine blue and white beaker vase has many attributes to Kangxi vases but would really appreciate your trained eye to give an opinion as …

True color of Ice crackle plate 
Hi peter, Here is true color of the ice crackle plate... If you could tell me from what dynasty is this from i would really appreciate it and if …

True Colors of plates 
Hi peter, Here is the true color of my BW with celadon back... If you Could give me details about this plate i would truly appreciate all the information …

unknown 3 
final lot of photos. tried to get them slightly higher res

Help identify antique Asian lidded jar Satsuma?  
Hi, I am trying to learn more about this unmarked antique Asian lidded jar. I think it may be Japanese Satsuma but not sure. Any info will be helpful. …

I have a 5-6 inch saucer, can anyone tell me what dynasty this if from 
Hello Everyone, I have a 5-6 inch saucer. Its design is ice crackle, There are still some corals on the saucer. the glaze seems to go all the way …

Need help, Blue and white plate with celadon back 
Hello, I have a couple of plates, they are blue and white on top and has a celadon back.. Can someone tell me what kind of plates are these and …

ming dynasty plates 
Hello everyone, I have several ming dynasty plates, blue and white, crackle, celadon etc... I was gonna sell them but i do not know what price i could …

Chinese or Japanese? 
Hi Peter, Please help me to identify this marks. Regards, Ping

Unknown item 
some more closeups of my post yesterday. trying to get more detail and also get to the bottom of whether this is a copy. think it probably is ! It also …

Unmarked blue / white - chinese? 
This came with a lot of a deceased relative's stuff. Much of his stuff was Edwardian / Victorian & WWI era. This has no base mark and the blue is …

Chinese plate - information  
Hi Peter, I would like to get some information about this plate I bought at a flea market. Personally in my amateur view (I'm new to Chinese porcelain …

Old ceramic vase. 
I have an old ceramic piece, that is in my family's poession for many years (80-100).Initiallly it was a flower vase, but something happened and it was …

Chinese Charger Plate 
Hello, I am trying to ascertain the period and marking on this beautiful plate I am in possession of. The porcelain plate is blue and white with a …

Porcelain cup 
Hi, Peter! Could you help with this celadon cup please. I was told that this Ming dynasties. What is your opinion on it. Thank you.

No Mark, Is this Chinese? 
I've had this piece which has intriqued me for years. It's primitive, but could it be Chinese? It measures 1 5/8" high and is 2" in diameter. Thank …

Antique China Bowl 
Good Evening... I have sent 3 pictures of an antique bowl my grandmother had for years, she gave to my mom who has had it for years and now I have the …

Antique Thousand Flower Porcelain Dishes 
I have one thousand flower dishes my grandfather bought for my grandmother when they lived in Shanghai and I have tried to find out more about the dishes. …

mark on the plate  
Hello. My name Vycheslav. I am from St. Petersburg. I want consult about ceramics. Help me atribution this is plate. this is mark on the plate . Thanks. …

Chinese or other cup 2 
Hi have this item is it modern. The small one is very fine porcelain. Thank you.

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Chinese or other cup 
Hi have these 2 items are they modern. The small one is very fine porcelain.

Chinese bronze vase - information 
Hello Peter, I'm searching information about this Chinese bronze vase. Wanting to buy it from my local shop. All info about it is very welcome. Thanks. …

Chinese mark identification. 
Would someone help me with the mark on this piece I found recently? Thank you, Rusty

Help with information this plate? 
Any info of the plate's age or origin or anything else would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Chinese plate identification 
I'm searching some information about this plate which I think is Chinese. I searched the internet for the mark but couldn't find any information about …

Help with identifying this vase? 
Any info about this vase regarding age, origin, etc Thank you

Is this old or new for decoration? 
Hi Peter, I have two Chinese items ginger jar and small bowl. I don't know are they old or just new productions. Regards, Ping

NEED HELP TO IDENTIFY PERIOD, STYLE OR AGE OF THIS TUREEN 
Hi Peter, have added 4 more images. the wear seems genuine. regarding the bottom of the tureen...it is slightly concave in shape & it is considerably …

SILK PICTURE 
Can you help me again please. This I found in charity shop out and would like to learn more about it please. Regards Flo

vase with blue birds and green glaze 
I bought the vase at a garage sale because I liked the beautiful pictures. A visitor suggested that it might be antique Chinese porcelain. I would greatly …

bowl dragon and bird images 
Hi Peter, Have sent these pics of these 2 items am trying to learn about. Many thanks. PS love this site.

Chinese Plate 
Hello Peter, Could you please help me with any information about this plate. I can send more pictures if required. …

Plate and mark 
My mom has this plate. Is there anything you can tell me about it. I'm resubmitting with a better picture.

antique oriental ceramic lamp 
Seal impression on bottom same color is elevated protruding from level base. has a multitude of sml hand painted marks; 5 different brown marks and 3 dull …

chinese imari vase ? 
Hello Peter, can you please tell me if this is chinese or japanese ? And maybe the age of the vase ? Thank you in advance

Bowl (not Kraak) 
Is this a Blue and white Wanli symbols Buddhist Bowl There is a Character in the minddle bottom bowl there 2 Characters. And is this old seal srcipt ? …

Brush Pot 
Here the front

Help with any info on this vase? 
Any information regarding the vase's age or origin, design, etc would be greatly appreciated. It belonged to someone who bought it pre 1950s Thank you …

Chinese Ginger jar 
Any info on the age, origin of ginger jars would be nice. Thank you

Chinese Bowl 
Is this old porcelain ? and is it from 1800?

Chinese or Japanese? 
Hi Peter, Could you please let me know this is Chinese or Japanese? I want to buy it from local shop but have no idea about the age of this vase. …

yellow vase age unknown 
I love this vase with it subtle colours even thought it has no markings apart from writing on back. Any help in knowing what they mean would be much appreciated. …

Bird vase Chinese or Japanese 
I found this pretty vase in a charity shop and would love to find out more about it please. It has markings but unsure of what it means.

Ming bowl? 
Could my bowl be real? Thank you

5 1/4 pitcher 
Bought at a garage sale is this lovely 51/4 pitcher with identification marks on the bottom. It is heavy, has a good pattern & glaze and I feel it is a …

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Antique Oriental Vase 
I inherited this vase which had been purchased by my grandfather who was an antique dealer. I know nothing about it. There are some markings on the base …

Help with identifying a double happiness vase? 
Any info regarding age, origin, or anything else would be awesome. Thank you

Chinese vase  
I have a chinese vase that belonged to my grandmother and i wonder if you are able to tell me more about it. Sincerely Ron de Graaf Holland

General information re a Chinese platter 
Hello I bought the following platter on ebay: www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-PLATTER-WHITE-IRONSTONE-OVAL-PLATE-CHINESE-PEACEFUL-WRITING-UNMARKED-/160875329652?_trksid=p204 …

Chinese vase made into a lamp 
Hi Peter, I came across this lamp and would appreciate to learn your opinion regarding its age/period. Thanks in advance.Rudolf

Chinese Vase 
I am trying to find out a bit more about a Chinese vase I have. I have attached two photos - one of the vase and one of the mark on the bottom. It stands …

salt and pepper 
Hello, I have these two salt and pepper in porcelain and would like to learn about their origine. There are no marks they measure 6cm in diam , the quality …

When and where was this plate made 
Hello, could you please tell me about this 19cm diameter plate , it seems old it has a mark "CANTON B F".Thank you.

chinese pot 
Any info please on this chinese pot / jar please.

Real Tongzhi and its value? 
Hi! Is this the "real deal" and what can a piece like this be worth? Thanks!

plate 
My Mom has this plate. Can you tell me anything about it?

chinese plate 
hello Peter, could this plate be old or rather new ? Thank you in advance !

Help with an ID on this rectangular vase? 
Any ideas regarding age, origin, or anything else? Thank you

Help identifying this vase please? 
Any ideas regarding age, origin, or anything else? Thank you

old antique small box by vigorous 
i have this old small medal box ..am magnet does not grab it can some one tell me what it is. ..3in buy 6in and about 2-3 in thick

chinese snuff bottle 
hello Peter, could you tell me the age of this little bottle ? It has an erotic scene on it. Thank you for reading

chinese teapot with dragon 
Hello Peter, could you please tell me what the mark on the bottom means ? Ans possibly the age of the teapot. It is handpainted, but to me it seems not …

Please Help me whit this woman figure 
Can you help me to identify this impressed mark? I didn't find yet. Thank you!

Help with identifying this rectangular vase? 
Any info regarding age or origin would be great Thank You Photo here imgur.com/xujKH

Antique Asian Vase? 
I bought this vase today and was hoping I could get a little more information on it. I would like to know if this looks like it could indeed be an antique …

Chinese Ginger Pot? 
Dear Peter, Is this a ginger pot or something else? Also, can you determine the age of the pot from the marking? As always, Thank You. Jim

Can you point me in the right direction? 
Dear Peter, I could use some help from you in regards to this vase. Japanese...Chinese, or ? It is 12 inches tall and 6 inches wide. Thanks! Jim …

Help with identifying green ground vase? 
Help with identifying green ground vase? I would like to know its age or origin. Thank you

Help with identifying this garden seat? 
Any help with the origin, age etc of this garden vase would be great. Thank you so much.

this is qianlong period  
Hey peter See you again Please .This is qianlong vase or what is this ,i really don't know how to call vase or bowl.I had to look on the book,it is …

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Vase ID Help? 
Dear Peter, Hello again and thank you for your assistance. Can you offer any info on this vase with just a small mark on the bottom that I cannot …

Identification Assistance Needed 
Dear Peter, This figurine has "216" carved into the pre-fired clay on the bottom and "222" painted nearby under the glaze. I'm curious as to the origin, …

Any information on this vase would be great... 
Dear Peter, Can you offer anything on the pictured vase? Thank you very kindly for your assistance. Jim

Please Help Identify This Old Bowl 
Thanks in advance for your help in identifying this bowl, which I believe to be an antique. One diameter across the top is 8", another is 8.5" - uneven, …

ANOTHER GE -TYPE VASE ??? 
Hello again Peter, I always seem to be drawn to the unusual kinds of porcelain & nearly always prove difficult to identify. Could you possibly tell …

PETER, IS THIS NEW EGGSHELL PORCELAIN ? 
HI Peter, I showed this small bowl to a friend & even though it has the right looking Tongzhi mark on the base, he believes it to be a few years old at …

Peach vase 
Just wondering if this vase is old or modern .thank you

Help with identifying vase? 
Any info about this vase would be great. Thank you!

Vintage Oriental Lamp 
Can anyone tell the period or origin or mark of this vintage electric lamp? Trying to find if there is any value ... It was in an old house on a property …

identified but need the expert for final decision. 
hi, mr peter along this message is the image that you need. thanks.

Help with identifying a small plate? 
Help with identifying a small plate? Any info would be great. Thank you

Help with identifying a vase? 
Great site as always Help with identifying this vase jar? Age etc. Thank you

Help with identifying a Bowl? 
Help with identifying a Bowl? age, origin, etc Thank you

Help wit identifying age of this ginger jar? 
Hello, Could anyone be kind and help me with identifying the age of this ginger jar. How can I look and tell about the origin or age? Thank you

Please help to identify this jar 
Hi Peter, As per your requested more picture for my jar please see the attached. Please help me to identify the date or this one just decorative item …

Help with identifying price or age of this vase? 
Help with identifying price or age of this vase? Thank you so very much

Please help to identify this jar 
Hi Peter, I've got the Chinese jar but there is no marks on this item. Please help me to identify the date . Thanks, Ping

identified but need the expert for final decision 
hi, i do reseach my ceramic but i cannot proof it's is ginune i take this is flea market here in hongkong very near they call the holiwood rd. this …

Help identifying whether or not Chinese porcelain urn is an antique? 
Hi! I inherited a porcelain Chinese urn from a friend and would love to find out more about it, specifically if it is an antique? I am new to Chinese porcelain …

Chinese vase 
Hi Peter, can you tell me something about this vase. The height is 22 cm (8, 66inch) they have told me that this might be period of qianlong , what …

Help identifying/authenticating antique chinese candlestick (candle holder). 
I bought this elephant at an estate sale and am having a difficult time figuring out if it is the real thing or a reproduction. I did find a couple other …

Antique porcelain images 
I dont know identify marks that contain of a Chinese dynasty on bellow ceramics

Chinese red bat vase identification 
Could someone help with the identification of a vase as pictured. The vase is approx 17" high and 8" diameter. It is decorated with very well executed …

Please help identify twin Large Asian Vases 
I have 2 Asian Vases, 37"H x 53" diameter. My husband swears that they are antique and I am not sure about that. I have attached photographs of the vases …

Oriental Blue Vase Rooster & Hen in Gold 
Cobalt blue vase with beautifully painted rooster in tree. His tail is painted in gold, with green feathers mixed in, flowing to & lying on the ground. …

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Help with identifying porcelain piece/ 
Age and value would be great Thank you again

japan mug / cup 
Hello there, can you please tell me if this cup is vintage or recently made? Any real value in it? :) Thanks

Help with identifying a Qianlong Vase age and/or value? 
Help with identifying a Qianlong Vase age and/or value? Thank you very much as always

Vintage Hand Painted Thousand Flower Vase?? 
I just purchased a vase from a thrift store, it's tall and urn shaped, and has all different kinds of hand painted flowers all over the vase. There all …

Chinese Vase bought at estate sale 
Found this vase at an estate sale today and think I may have found a treasure. It is a mix between bone china and porcelain and depicts the four seasons. …

Little crackled bowl 
Very light (4.25 ounces) almost eggshell. Can see light though it. I don't think it's porcelain or if it is, a very early porcelain. About five inches …

Kangxi or Guangxu Mark? 
I have a Chinese porcelain ginger jar (with lid) with a double ring mark on the bottom. How can I determine whether or not the mark is from the Kangxi …

Help with mark and porcelain bowl ? 
I am not sure how old this is or anything about it, any help would be greatly appreciated. imgur.com/a/9uMhJ

Help w/ identifying a vase age/origin/value? 
Help w/ identifying a vase age/origin/value? Thank you imgur.com/a/QcLOt

Dayazhai bowl 
Hi Peter, Could you please have a look at this Cixi bowl? Do you think it is from Guangxu period? Viscount

Help with identifying a mark please? 
Help with identifying a mark please? I was also wondering what the possible age on this bowl could be? 9'' diameter x 5'' high Thank you imgur.com/a/gALMH …

Wanli vase need help 
Hey Peter Again This is Wanli vase help me Thank you

This is qianlong vsae 
Hey Peter This is qianlong vase ? Help me Thamk you

china vases 
Please help me identify my vases,are they older or recent? I got them at the real estate sale. First vase is made of clay and it has a writing on it, …

age 
Hi Peter, Can you tell me something about the age and the marks on these plate. Are these 19th century or later, Thanks for any help you can give …

Help Identifying  
Hi, the I have recently been informed that teapot could be a fake of sung dinasty .and would like to know if anyone could give me any information about …

Tongzhi Jar with with unusual raised surface design and lid  
Please help me identify this jar. I purchased it in Okinawa Japan at an antique sale of items brought in from China. I believe the Jar is from the Tongzhi …

Is this bowl old? 
Hi, I want to know if this bowl is old, it has a strange marking under the foot. BR Johan dl.dropbox.com/u/21206637/China/Photo%20sep%2010%2C%2020%2051%2023.jpg …

Large unmarked Chinese Vase 
I would like to know the maker and the period if possible it is 24" high pictures are painted over glaze it is unmarked thank you s1098.photobucket.com/albums/g3 …

19c or 20th century vase again 
Hey Peter this vase is ,28"tall ,this is chinese export of 19 or early 20th century and how value of this vase .Help me Peter …

19c or 20th century vase 
Hey Peter I am collect antiques longtime .But i don't know much about value of them.Since i know you on this website ,i learn alot .Very thank you …

Marked Large Chinese Vase 
it is a unique colored Chinese vase with 2 dragons I am looking to know the maker, approx. period. it is 17" x 13" wide

Chinese vase  
Any idea the age of this vase? It is heavy and measures 6 1/2 inches tall and 23" around at the fattest point. Thanks

Antique chinese Rouge  
Can anyone help me with identifying the age, area of origin, or maker of this piece? I found it with the rouge inside and was wondering if I should clean …

Please translate the side of picture if it is clear enough, and can anyone help me out with the year this was made?  
Hi, Im trying to find out what is written on the side of the vaes, a nice gentleman assisted with the writing on the bottom, also want to know what …

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What are these? 
I have a set of three what i think are hot plates, but never seen these before, so i am not sure. is there anyway you can help me by telling what they …

Da Qing Qianlong underglazed blue/grey vase ? I Think 
I am not sure what kind of vase i have,but i have done some research on it and came up with this!!! A late 19th century/early Twentieth century Da Qing …

Porcelain Snuff bottle, Antique?  
Hello, Is this antique? or Fake? Does Anyone know the age? It Has no markings.But Does have a few places where iron is showing. The spoon appears to be …

Pot or Vase with writing on it 
I have this pot/vase of chocolate brown clay with writing around it and I was trying to identify what language the writing is.

fine blue and white vase. ? if chinese or japanese 
left to me by my mother whose family friends included antique shop owners.I would love to know hat exactly it is. Thankyou in anticipation. Sorry 2nd …

Please help translate writing on vases.. 
Hi, I am hoping someone can help me translate the writing on the side and bottom of two vases I have. Thank you

Second Ming Plate 
This is the other Ming plate from my small collection. I would like to get any comments you may have as to authenticity and quality. Thanks

Ming Plate 
I have a couple of Ming plates and would like to get your opinion on them. Both appear to be from the Cheng Hua period. I am showing the round one here …

Small Chinese cup 
Among my small collection, I have a cup with an unfamiliar mark on the bottom. I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on it. Thanks, Will …

what are these vases 
Hi my wife and I have a set of chinese vases in thier own display case, vases are approx. 10.5 inches high very thin with painting of chinese woman and …

Qianlong vase need help 
Hey Peter This is Qianlong vase ? I am trying to find the real one .I hope this my happy Thank you

qing picture need help 
Hey Peter What's King of the Qing dynasty is on this picture,this is real painting but no signature ,the paper used very thin and solid with the …

Chinese vase value?? 
I have an old porcelain vase from China. Probably 200 yrs old. stamp on the bottom, small cracks on the bottom, visible only from outside. Size 61 cm. …

Chinese or Japanese Famille Noire baluster vase, marked "Edo Period" 
Chinese baluster style porcelain noire vase, famille verte. 12.5" tall, 6" wide. Black background with multi colored flowers. I am interested in identifying …

AntiqueChinese Vase  
I bought this Chinese Vase a few months ago and would like to know if anyone could give me any information about it. the flowers and trees stand out from …

Identifying a vase 
Hi, I was wondering if you could help me identify the age of this vase. My husband's great- or great-great grandfather brought it to Norway from China …

Cream-colored jar 
This is a small 4"x4" cream colored jar. It has cracks in the glaze but they don't look on purpose. They look like they developed over time. The bottom …

vase 
Hey Peter See you again.this is Qing vase.please help

submission of picture 
Hi, I'd like to ask your opinion on a tea set that I have here but cannot upload the pictures. It says that it has to be a gif or jpg picture, but they …

Covered Oval Footed Ceramic Pot Identifcation 
Dear Peter, Thank you for your help! Can you tell me anything about this ceramic pot? It is about 11.5 in tall, 7.5 in wide and 6 in deep.

Ceramic Statues in need of identification 
Dear Peter, Hello Again! I would be grateful for any information on these two ceramic statues. The statues are open and hollow looking from below, but …

Anything would help! 
Hello again Peter! Inherited this covered pot from my collector mother and she wrote on a note inside "chinese circa 1875". The piece seems without …

Yongzheng Period Vase 
Dear Peter, Thank you for helping all of us! My mother was a prolific dealer in the 60/70's, can you confirm that this is a Yongzheng period vase and …

Qianlong(?) supplementary picture 
Thanks for taking the time to take a look. Here's a pic of this pot. Its a soft sheen 'iron red' glaze all over with a pale blue, more glossy glaze to …

Qianlong stamp anomaly conclusions? 
Hi all! I've just inherited a chinese pot, an orange glazed amphora with dragon shaped handles and a pale turquoise inner. It also has the weird error …

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qing temple vase 
Have not been able to find any vase or blue and white with these markings. Has anyone else?

Large vase - millefiori 
Hi Peter, I attach some close up photos the boys. What is your opinion? Thanks again. Viscount

chinese tea cup 
im wondering if any can identified this mark dated or what dynasties if any? what to know if this a modern chinese teacup thanks, and regards to all, …

Trinket Box ? 
Peter I now have 2 of this type of Box, and now I tried to look to find more info and value of them, however I can not figure out what they are know …

Ming dynasty vase need help 
Hey Peter I don't really know about this vase can you help me about this vase info The vase look old and hand painting.very detail with gold …

family rose vase 
Hey Peter Sorry bother you again.I hope this time .I hear from you good information My vase is real ?

Yixing Tea Pot 
Hi. I have found a Yixing tea pot and would like to get some information on it and also what it might be worth. Thank you in advance for your help. …

Information on the charger 
If you have any information on the enclosed picture I would appreciate it.

2 small bowls 
hi picked these up at a car boot for 10p i dont seem to know what they are or what the marks are can you help me many thanks

Buddha figure 
Hey Peter Can you tell me if this is from ming dynasty

vase  
Hey Peter Again I need your help ,I like chinese antiques and I bought from the house of old chinese man 8 vases and 3 figure of buddhishs,and this …

Jar 
Here is another picture.

Round Box 
Hi Peter, Here is yet another. Any idea what the age and cost?

Blue and White Storage Box 
Hi Peter, While I have your attention. Do you know anything about this one?

Black Candle Holder 
HI Peter, here is another item that I have not seen anything like. What do you think?

advice on my 2 vases please  
Hello, I have been given these 2 items from my great Aunt. I hope someone can give me any information as I do not know anything about them ...they are …

Bulb Shape Vase with Fiddle Head  
Its been a few years now since I first started collecting Chinese porcelain. At each milestone of learning, with each new piece, I have taken on another …

bowl 
Hi Peter Again I need help.This's Kangxi bowl with 9 dragons and 6 charater mark .Can you tell me if this's real Thank you …

kangxi export vase 
I have this blue and white vase.I think this is a vase from the KangXi period exported to Europe.Painted in cobalt blue stone 24'' high Please help …

Any info on this vase lamp please? 
Any info on this vase lamp please? It came from a very wealthy persons estate Age, value, color pattern, anything would be awesome Height: 14'' …

Celadon? bowl 
Hi this is my last item from Aunties boxes for now. Will give you some respite! Hopefully I am correct this time in referring to this bowl as Celadon? …

Kraak Wanli Bottle? 
Hi again Peter, I am sorry if these enquiries of mine are beginning to get tedious but I have two more items I'd love to pick your brains about. Am I …

Tea Cups - 6 All different 
I have a set of 6 porcelain teacups that are in a cloth/satin covered box. They look possibly 1950's. Only one of the cups has a mark on the bottom of …

Plates 
Hi again Peter, I apologise for bothering you again,last week I bought 4 plates, in my opinion, they were of the Kangxi period and therefore i have …

Vases 
Hi Peter, Can you tell me something about the age of these objects, are they old or new? I also have a question about some Chinese characters,I know …

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Tea Bowl 
I purchased this item from a thrift store, could anyone tell me anything about it?

Celadon bowl No 2 
Dear Peter. This is the second bowl and probably the more interesting of the two. It is again approx 5 1/2 inch x 2 inch deep and has a nice molded decoration. …

Provincial bowl No 1 
Dear Peter. I am still going through Aunties boxes and found two more Chinese items unlabelled. This first is a Provincial bowl with Shou symbol. I wondered …

Vintage or antique? 
This rice grain pattern rice bowl has been in our family at least 60 years and I am trying to identify it more precisely. Any help would be very much …

Oriental vase 
Peter, I am sorry that my first stab at photographing the calligraphy was too blurry. Here is a clearer photo. Hope you can read it! Hi Carol, Sorry …

my vase 
Hi I have a vase that is definatly asain......really need to know if it is worth anything........on one side it has a 4 rows of writing in some asian script....it …

Plate 
Hello Peter, Could you please identify this plate ? It is 8 1/2 " across and 1 1/8 " high. It seems quite heavy, and it looks like a dog …

Asian Japanese Chinese blue and white jardinière china porcelain canton 
Please read the answer given already in your earlier post. Thank you. (admin) This blue and white Jardinière was given to my Grandmother in 1938 …

Oriental Trinket Box  
Hello Peter, you were able to help us a couple of months ago identify a Chinese porcelain brush pot so we were hoping you could help again. This time we …

Blue & White Jardinière ? 
This blue and white Jardinière was given to my Grandmother in 1938 and I am told it was old then (who knows what grandma thought was old then), I know …

can't identify mark 
can you help? this mark is on a blue and white jar from the 1700s thank you for your help.

Painted Chinese snuff bottle question 
Hello, Just wanted to hear your thoughts about this snuff bottle. I have no idea of its age. Thank you very much

Qianlong red ground Prunus mini vase question 
Hello I purchased this small red ground prunus vase with a Qianlong mark. Height is approx 3 inches. Just wanted a bit of info about what you think …

Large Colorful Plate with Impressed Oriental Mark 
This platter is decorated with thick raised but delicate gold vines, purple flowers, and green & yellow leaves. The only mark is an impressed circle 5/16 …

kangxi ?? vase 
Hello Peter, i hope you can give me information about this little vase i have. The hight is about 13 cms. I foortim is somewhat shaped (cut in ), so …

BRUSH POT? BLUE 
I AM NOT SURE IF THE PICTURE OF THE ITEM IS A BRUSH POT, BUT I SAW SOMETHING SIMILAR SOMEWHERE ALONG TIME AGO. IT IS BLUE IN COLOR AND I PUT COINS IN …

Unidentified Bone China 
I would really appreciate your expertise and help in identifying these cups and saucer. I have not been able to identify the markings. It is hand-painted …

Vase as in your home page 
I have a vase (which was made into a lamp) which is nearly exactly like that on your home page. its ground is milky white with raised details of peonies, …

Carvings 
Hi Peter it's me again. New item!!! I was wondering if you think this could be of Chinese or European??? It's a huge lamp with tons of carvings. Just trying …

Oriental vase 
I have attached photo of left column of calligraphy. There are 4 characters -- a signature? Thanks! Carol

Chinese marks 
Hi Peter, I have decoration plate ,please help me to identify the marks on the back. Thanks for your help. Regards, Ping

Post No.2 Small Wucai jar 
Hi again Peter and all! This is the second little item I ask your advice and thoughts on. This time its a small Wucai vase/ jar (approx 4 inches tall) …

Miniature vase/ bottle  
Hi Peter and all. Just wondered if you could help me with any info on a small vase/ bottle ( 9cm high, 5cm in diameter) which I do believe to be Chinese …

ming double gourd vase 
is this a ming (kraak) double gourd vase? thanks!

Chinese (?) ceramic barrel 
Hello, Here are some pictures of a ceramic jug/barrel that we found buried on our land here in the Philippines. We would appreciate any information …

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Arita Japan Sometsuke mark 
I was wondering about this Arita Japan mark. Could you tell me the approx age of this piece? Also, what the two symbols on the bottom mean? Thanks in advance. …

TEA POT WITH QIANLONG SEAL 
Hi Peter! I found a tea pot in a flea market ( the lid it's lost) with the seal of qianlong period. I think it could be a fake, but I'll like to know …

chinese or japanese old or new vase 
Hello Peter, can you please tell me if this vase is chinese or japanese, old or new. ? The height is ca 18 cm. The glaze on the rim on the bottom and …

Ming Dynasty Hong Wu Era Brush Pot 
Hello, I have a Ming Dynasty Hong Wu Era Brush Pot that I would like to get an appraisal for. Could you please tell me everything you know about this pot …

MING PORCELAIN CENSER: REAL OR FAKE? 
Recently I bought in a flea market what it looks to be a white and blue porcelain square censer, with clearly porcelain age signs: multiple crackles, …

Question about a vase Kang-xi leaf marked? 
Hello, A second last question.... I have recently bought also this beautifully and variously painted vase: it is well blue painted with many figures …

Question about an interesting bowl 
Hello, I have recently bought this very cute painted bowl: it is well blue painted also all around and even the mark in the bottom is beautifully written: …

Chinese metal cloisonne vase 
I have the Chinese metal floral pattern cloisonne. It has stamped on the bottom "China". Is that old? or just new decoration item. I bought it from the …

Another 62cm Black Chines Vase 
Hi Peter This is the second 62cm vase. the black color is Matt, the curved black lines are not exactly painted. At the bottom there is no sign. Would …

Chinese blue and white 
Hi Peter, I've got the small vase blue and white Chinese. Any idea about the age? There is no mark on this vase. Thanks again. Ping

Age and marks 
Hi Peter, Can you tell me something about the age and the marks on these vases. Are these 19th century or later, and is this the mark of Tongzhi,on …

chinese plate 
Hello, could you please tell me from what period this plate is and if it has any value. Thank you Pat

What do you think about this vase. 
It has 30 cm high and its very ancient.

Need Help with identifying tea pot please  
One more pic...

Chinese Porcelain Bowl with Lid information please... 
I would like to know if anyone can tell me any information on this piece, its approximate age, and if it has any monetary value? Thank you!

chinese or japanese vase 
Hello Peter Thanks a lot for help with previous items. I`ve got vase with mysterious mark on the bottom. I would be very grateful for any clue on this …

Help me identify this... 
I found this at a thrift store and I know it's not worth a ton of money, plus it has been repaired poorly at the top, but I'm trying to find out what time …

18" tall famille verte vase 
Thanks for your comments and help. I am adding more pictures...Mike

Celadon seal 
Here is a mirror image of the seal which should appear similar to the ink on paper image. I might try get an ink impression over the next couple of days …

Unknown Chinese Vase Stamp 
I came across what I believe to be a chinese vase. It is 36" tall and about 18" in diameter. I have searched, and searched and can't find another stamp …

Question about a Satsuma plate 
Hello, I have recently found this plate in a flea market in Rome: it is beautifully hand-painted and marked in the bottom with oriental letters and the …

Three Wall Plaques 
Hello Peter, Could you please help to identify these items ? There are three wooden wall plaques with inlays, and some script on …

camel 
hi Peter, Can you tell me the age of these camel? thank you

Age plates 
hi Peter, Can you tell me the age of these plates? thank you pics are also on photobucket s1115.photobucket.com/albums/k560/john0981/

age of items 
Hi Peter, are these items of the eighteenth century or of the seventeenth century? I have posted more pictures on photobucket s1115.photobucket.com/albums/k560/john0 …

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Antique white and blue deep dish 
Peter, Here are the close ups that you requested from my previous post. This is the foot and rim close ups and front close up of my blue and white Chinese …

Old Blue and White plate with painters Mark 
Peter; Here are the requested close up photos of the first plate that had the beetle mark on the bottom. Also I failed to mention that there are 3 blue …

tripod jar 
Hi Peter, I am interested to know whether this jar might be Chinese, and, if so, form which period it may origin. Thanks gor your help

PETER IS THIS AN IMPERIAL KANGXI BRUSHPOT OR LATER COPY ? 
Hi Peter, I told a young Chinese friend of mine about your great website. Both of us are enthusiastic, but amateur, collectors of Chinese porcelain. …

19th century Chinese pitcher 
I would like to know more about the manufacturer and value of this pitcher, which my grandmother brought back from China in 1894. It is about 5" tall and …

real large chineese teapot or urn blue and white bought in the pacific during ww11 
THE PIECE WAS BOUGHT IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC AROUND 1942 DURING THE WAR

Antiue Chinese Porcelain Brush Pot identification 
Hello, we purchased what appears to be an antique Chinese Porcelain Brush Pot and am having a hard identifying the markings on the base. This is our first …

How is Old and Genuine my Chinese Vase? 
I'm looking for to identify my chinese vase and the possible value, thank you.

QIANLONG Fish Bowl 
Interested in knowing if anyone has knowledge of this piece.

is it old and chinese? 
Dear Peter I`ve got something whcih I belive is old, I think it might be chinese. I would be grateful for any information. If it not chinese do you think …

porcelain basket 
Hello, I would like to know when this porcelain basket was made and an idea of it's value, there is a figure of a nude child in the bottom, it measures …

Can you tell me what this mark is on the Ginger Jar. 
I have gone through every mark on Jan Gotheborg's site and I can't seem to find this Ginger Jar mark. It is a soft glazed with raised flowers in a …

More close up photos of ginger jar. 
here are the photos peter.thanks

kettle 
Hello Peter, please help me to identify this kettle again. Thank you!

blue and white ink box 
Hi, Dose any one know the history os this box, its redish in side in places.

Can you please help me,identify if this is genuine?... 
hi after looking at your mark identification page,i can say this ginger jar is qinglong,apart from that i know nothing.its about 6 inches in height and …

famille rose-medaillon rose 
Dear Peter, As aked I send you some foto's from the vase and an extra drawing of the mark. I am very anxious for your answer. Best regards p …

Chinese Teapot Inquiry - More Photos 
This is in regards to the teapot post I submitted yesterday. I'm looking to date this item.

Medaillon Rose vase 
As asked I am given you hereby a better foto from the mark

CAn you tell me anyting about this vase 
This vase is fairly large, like 16 inches tall. And it looks like it is signed by an artist santo. No other markes at all

vase 
looking to identify this vase and the value

Chinese dragon plate 
I would very much appreciate any information about the age and value of my hexagonal Chinese plate (see 3 photos) depicting a green dragon and red sun. …

Broken Plate 
Please can anyone identify this plate for me please. It belongs to my wife and I wish to replace it. Many thanks - George Bristow

chinese little vase 
Hello Peter, here ar some pictures with deatils of the vase. I hope they are good enough to see somethinh more in it.

Chinese vase 
I have a Chinese vase decorated in the Famille-rose style, which I believe is from the early 20th.Century. Please could you help me identify the four-character …

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famille rose ? plate 
Hello Peter, my sister has a chinese plate in her own collection and she would like to know how old it is. It measures 23,5 cm, and is partly enamal …

YI XING TEA SET 
Thank you Peter. I just want to add one thing,the small label on the label on the side has some english as well as chinese. The english …

marks on my vases 
I am trying to find out if these marks on the bottom of my vases are chinese or japanese. and if anyone recogniges the marks and can tell me what they …

Chinese plate 
I wonder if you could tell me if my Chinese plate has any value. It is fairly heavy, measures 12 inches and I have attached pictures depicting mark and …

stem cup 
Hello Peter, Could you please provide some information about this stem cup? I think it may be old / ming dynasty . Thank You, adios-ina

Is this a tea set? 
Hi Peter I just received this 3 pcs set, and I am not really sure if it is a tea set, and where if would have come from. It looks as if it was just made. …

COULD YOU TELL ME HOW OLD THIS COPY OF A STEM CUP IS ? 
I am sending you further images of the interior of the bowl. There appears to be what looks like a few glaze flaws with some embedded foreign material. …

DIVIDED PLATE.....JAPONESE OR CHINESE????? 
I PURCHASED THIS PLATE SOME TIME AGO AT A LOCAL SALE BECASE IT WAS DIFFERENT AND INTERESTING. COULD SOMEONE GIVE ANY DETAILS AS TO ORIGIN, ETC.

CHINESE PORCELAIN...TEA POT OR WATER JAR?? 
I PURCHASED THIS AT SALE A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT MOST UNUSUAL AND INTERESTING. I WOULD LIKE ANY INFORMATION ON IT AS TO AGE,ETC.

Porcelain (fish shape) 
Hi, I'm a beginner that just started to collect Chinese porcelain. I got 3 items that have been sitting in the family for long time. I don't know …

POSSIBLE AGE OF THIS BOWL 
Hello Peter, I picked up this bowl & was wondering if you could tell me roughly when it was made. It's thick walled & has handpainted buddhist/taoist …

YI XING Tea Pot either tin or silver clad with 5 toed dragon 
Back with more pics. There are marks on th the lid and the plate stamped into clay.

13" Chinese Ginger Jar 
Hello again! Attached are images of my ginger jar. Can you identify its age? It has two scenes depicting everyday life and then two panels of the large …

Chinese 14" Shallow Bowl 
Attached a images of my Chinese bowl. The pattern on the inside of the bowl is not only painted but seems to etched as well in the details. The outside …

identify antique 
Hi Peter can you suggest a period for ewer please. Many thanks adi

Chinese vase marks 
Could you please help me to identify this Chinese marks? What does it mean? It is very nice color but I think it is not old item. Thanks/Regards, …

chinese vase 
I am trying to ascertain the value of my small chinese vase. Have had this for some time. the painting seems raised in places and the inside of the vase …

snuff bottle 
hello,all I have this and is having problems with the date and patterns and colors,mark on the bottom singal mark,patterns five men,floral …

Question about a chinese vase 
Hello, I have bought this vase in porcelain with lots of interesting figures and a mark in the bottom. I would like to know something more about all …

chinese mark on vase what does is mean 
Hello Peter, i would like to know if you can read this mark on my vase. Is it a imaginary mark or a real mark ? What age could this vase be ? Thank …

chinese bowl 
hello all, david from phila,pa,I just received five bowls of chinese origin,can not download all five at this moment yet I can turly use help …

Finely Potted large Longquan Celadon Spherical Jar 
would you please confirm or deny the identity of this vase original or reproduction? period? it is 7.5"-8" wide x 7.5" high approx thank you

ANTIQUE CHINESE GLAZED POTTERY VASE W/5 SPOUTS #2 
the same question: is it a Chinese Vase with 4 spouts? 8.5" high x 5.5" wide

ANTIQUE CHINESE GLAZED POTTERY VASE W/4 SPOUTS 
my first question is: is it a Chinese vase with 4 spouts? it is 8" high x 5.5" wide

Inherited 2 Old Chinese vases 
My father always told me these were very old chinese vases but I know nothing about them. I have a pair of them. About 14-16 inches tall. i think its a …

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Wanli mark monochrome censer 
hello, just wanted to see your opinion on this bowl. Is it old? thanks

brownfield cup/saucer 
hello,all need help with initials/date and what type of porcelain the cup/saucer is made out of?understand the diamond registration,also …

Carvings 
Hello Again, I wonder if these two carvings are jade. What is your opinion ? Thank You, kurt Karlsson-orillia …

Chinese porcelaine framed plaque 
Hello Peter, Could you please provide some information about this porcelaine framed plaque? I think it may be new, it is in very good condition, …

miniature vase 
Hello Peter, Please help me identify this small vase. It is hand painted and marked. Thank you!

Please help identify my vase  
Hello Peter, Thank you for the info. Can someone tell me anything about this vase? Thank you all very much for your help. adios ina

chinese ? plate with landscape 
Hello Peter, can you tell me please if this plate is possibly old ? It is not marked. Thank you for reading, best regards, Leidie

Help Identifying  
Hi, the I have recently been informed that teapot could be a fake. What is your opinion? Thanks for any help you can give in identifying this piece. …

Qianlong marked polychrome vase question 
Hello Peter. I came across this vase and just wanted to know how old you think it is. Its very nicely decorated, and I hope it was made during imperial …

Iron red bowl and stand archaic seal mark? 
Thank you so much Peter for taking the time to help me. I hope the picture shows the characters clearly. I hope one of these is clear enough. Thanks …

Famille verte bowl  
Hi Peter can you suggest a period for this famille verte bowl please. Many thanks Barry

Mark date 
Can you please tell me the mark date for this dish and other useful information. I can't see anything like them on the internet.

Cup and Saucer 
Hello Peter, Your thoughts on Cup and Saucer are appreciated. I'm wondering if the shape of the cup handle gives a clue as to the age? The foot rim of …

Visscher / Bloemaert saucer 
Here are a couple more pics for your review. It is difficult to get accurate color so some were with flash and some without. Thanks for your time.

Thanks for your help! 
Thanks for the reply. You can say that they are not the Chinese have not written anything? I do not believe anyone and anything now appeared everywhere …

I do not know what to think ... 
Hello Peter, I do not understand why I can not say anything about certain items ... I find your comments to them and do not know if they are old ... Begin …

Chinese horses 
Here is another horse, the same size. There are no markings on it, nor on the last one. Thank You, …

Second Small Dish 
Hello Peter, Thank you for the info. regarding the small dish that I submitted a few days ago. This dish is from the same lot......Does the same …

Small Dish 
Hello Peter, Could you provide any information about this small dish ? The mark on the bottom is not very clear. Thank …

Seal identification 
Hello, I just bought this little chinese porcelain brush pot with a very light Celadon Glaze. It measures 5" tall x 4 1/8" wide. I imagine it must be …

tea cup and saucer 
Hello Peter, Here are the pics that you requested of the footrim of the saucer. Also included is the inside of the cup showing an impurity spot that …

new pictures 
I made ​​clearer more detailed picture, please tell me more about these vases! Thank you!

Small teapot 
I'm interested to know about this small teapot. It measures about 3 in. from bottom to top of the finial. It is very thin and when held to light you can …

Incence Burner  
Hello, I'm wondering if this incense burner is antique or modern. If antique info about the age,decoration and style please. It is porcelain and has been …

2 Marks 
Here is a plate I submitted earlier. I did not include the second mark. Is this plate of any value? it is very heavy.

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WHAT ARE THESE MARKINGS ?CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME? 
I have 2 pieces that leave me with great concern on there originality... One is a ginger jar and the other a very heavy plate, Can you help?

Ceramic items 
Hello Peter, I apologize for mistakes in speech but I do not know ... my English with google translate. All that I write so little for each object. Peter …

Hello ! 
Hello, please help me identify these songs!

is it chinese or delftware ? large charger 
Hello Peter, i have a charger 34 cms and it is earthenware. It has a sort of chinese wanli decoration on it. The decoration looks therefor chinese but …

Massive Celadon,.very heavy & UNUSUAL IMPERIAL MARKING on the base 
54,5 cm across,. very2 heavy,.strong carved so many signs of age,.

Chinese text 
Hi Peter, Have you some idea what this text means. Thank you,

Blue white plate with traditional scene 
Dear Peter. Could you kindly identify the mark on a plate/ dish that I have and how it translates? It is fine hard paste porcelain and very well painted. …

is it chinese? 
Hi Peter I would be grateful for any information on this item.I wonder whether is old and chinese? Thanks a lot Mary

Plate 
Hello Peter, Could you please provide some information about this plate. Thank You, …

new pictures 
Hello, I have pictures taken of me more clear, so now is obvious painting and marking.

Jug, Teapot and Plate 
Hi Peter Can you give me some assistance with the markings on Jug Teapot and Plate. The jug and teapot height is approximately 7cm. Is it Chinese or Japanese. …

Help to indentify Chinese rice bowl 
Hi Peter, Could you please help me to identify the age of Chinese blue and white rice bowl. It has marks on the bottom please see the pictures. …

Vase 
Hi peter, Can you help me with the age of this vase,is this 19th or 20th century or older? the height is 7 inch (17cm) I have put some pics on photobucket. …

Triangle shape vase 
I think this is a turn of the century vase. It is 4 in. tall. Can you tell me the style, meaning of mark on the bottom, and any info known. Thanks.

ID help with saucer 
Can you help ID this saucer for me. I'm interested in reign and any info about the design. All info is appreciated.

Vase 
Hello Peter, Could you please identify this vase ? Is it Chinese or Japanese ? It is crazed and has a red mark on the bottom. It …

Hello to all ! 
Hello, please help me with identifying these beautiful vases, I want to know if they are authentic and how old. I need an answer fast! Thank you!

Cloisonne-style Porcelain Plate 
Hello, I recently purchased this plate. Even though it was broken, I thought the style of pottery was so interesting and beautiful that I decided to buy …

FAKE ? 
Hello, please help me identify this boat, I need to know if is a fake, thank you. Lack of other more detailed picture.

10 inches chinese letters written vase 
Hello peter, thanks for what you doing for all people .My vase is 10 inches high . It has a rough surface as if it is not glaced .I like very …

Antique enameled vase question 
hello peter, I picked this vase up for a few bucks, and noticed instantly that it was odd. The bottom and footrim seem old, and so does the blue near the …

Ming Dynasty plate 
hi, Peter Can you tell me price for this plate,plate size is 24cm in original box Tanks Sal

Additional Information! 
I shall add a bit of info that I recall when back in the 90s a Chinese archeologist, historian saw & examined this rounded porcelain. He explained a …

Need Help identifying this bowl 
Hi, Received this imari? bowl from an elderly gentleman who could not tell me anything about it. It is 16" in diameter at the top. I would like to know …

Longquan celadon glazed vase, Ming dynasty is it? 
is it a real or a copy, I bought it from a pawn shop in Vancouver. it is 6.5" high x 4" diameter s1098.photobucket.com/albums/g370/artforlife88/Longquan%20celado …

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CHINA PORCELAIN JAR HSUAN TE 1946-35  
Hi, Teel me please this original or fake??? SAULIUS

Blue and White Chinese Bowl 
Hi, would you please help me identify the maker and the period if possible. 7" diameter x 3" high blue and white flower please see the mark in the …

chinese pattipan ,bowl 
Hello Peter, i bought a pattipan on a fleemarket , and would like to know if you can see what age it is. Thank you ( again) Best Regards, Leidie

Help ID age and market on this plate 
I sent pics a couple of days ago of this plate. Close up pics were requested. I will attach a couple. Thank you very much.

HELP NEEDED TO IDENTIFY ERA & MAKER OF YIXING TEAPOT 
Hi Peter, this is the last teapot. I bought this set at auction,but the information folder & photo of the artist that came with it, went missing at the …

Chinese or Japanese saucer 
Yet another piece that is a mystery to me. This saucer is 4 7/8 in. Kinda weird the rat on a swing. I hope the pics are good enough. I would like to …

Unusual colors. For what market and age 
Hi, I was excited to stumble onto this site last evening. I thought I would submit some of my mystery pieces. This sauce plate is approx. 5 1/2 in wide. …

Please help me indentify oriental dinner set 
Hello! I have this oriental style dinner set given to me by a friend who lived in asia in the early fifties, and would like to know if they are antiques? …

Please help with this unique Chinese vase? 
Hello Peter, I wanted to let you know I thought all the pictures uploaded but found today that they all didn't make it. So I will try again. Thanks, …

Antique tea cup 
I had this 50 years ago.Is it a genuine What year is from?

Help with a Miniature vase 
I would like to know if the picture of a crackled miniature vase is Chinese and if the markings are fake or not. What period does it come from.

Looking to see if you know the age of this dish? 
Greetings! I was wondering if anyone knows the marking on this dish, and age? It measures 8-1/2" long by 5-1/4" wide and stands about 1-3/4" tall. The …

temple corner tile  
hi peter i was given two of these one has broken ,but repairable and motif intact this is the complete one ,can you tell me its age ,the story was my aunt …

Picture of Chinese Bowl 
These are the pictures of the bowl that I thought was an antique.

Help with marking on Jars 
Hello, Was wondering if anyone could help with the markings on this Ginger Jar. Thank you

Help Identifying A Vase 
Hello, I was wondering if someone could help me to identify a vase? The vase has been in my family home for many years and I don't know how we acquired …

Help define my Royal Satsuma Hand Painted Made in China Vase 
How can I tell if this vase is real or fake, antique and what are the other Chinese symbols beside the print mean? Thanks, Robin

Authentic Qianlong seal? 
I have been told that this seal is from the Qianlong dynasty, but I have not been able to find any others like it. Could someone please tell me if it "looks" …

HHP within a wreath  
Hi. I have 1 tea pot, milk jug. 6 cups with 6 saucers, and 6 plates. all with the raised head of a Japanese or Chinese lady on the bottom of each article, …

Chinese? 
Please help me identify this vase! I want to know how it is old. It is new. P.

Hello I was wondering if you could help me identify this fish bowl period 
Hello. I have had this Fish Bowl for a while, and would love to know what it reads. Can you please help me. Sincerely, Veronica A.

curious as to plates' age and picture significance 
Hello I have 3 plates like this - same picture but each slightly different: 2 larger ones with minor differences and one smaller with same picture but …

Common Heritage Bowls 
I've recently collected these three bowls and they seem to have a common look to them. They are all heavily potted with a light green celadon glaze and …

see through bowl 
I use a torch light to shine outside bowl and can see design inside. Is this bowl genuine and what year is "from?

What do these markings mean and what time period it is from? 
I'm interested in knowing the meaning of these markings and the time period in which it's from. Is it Japanese or Chinese? Any help would be appreciated. …

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jiaqing brush rest 
Hi, Please could any one give me any info on this piece and a value. It is a jaiqing brush rest. Thank you.

Blue Vase 
I found a lovely vase about 5" tall at a local flea market. It feels as if it should have value because it seems old and is well-made. It looks hand …

Small bowl with chinese marking 
I have a small bowl with a pretty crane and symbol pattern on it and a manifacturers mark underneath with the numbers 9 and 1313 under the 9 next to the …

Mark on Shoulder of Black Ovoid Jar 
Hi Peter, I have this black jar with lizards and markings on shoulder. Can you interpret what it means and give era of the piece? Thanks again! …

Antique? 
I was wondering if you could tell me if this bowl was an antique or if it is Chinese. Thank you!

Ming tea pot 
White /blue t'ea pot is real anot? What is the picture?

Japanese Dish Marked Kutami Circ 1800 and Sticker HY-27 Japan 
I found this beautiful dish at a Goodwill recently and wonder if the writing on the bottom can be trusted. I am sending photos and any help is much appreciated. …

plate 
Why is there 2 print & what is written? When is the year?

New purchase. Purple Chinese Peking glass bowl mark question 
Hello Peter, I purchased this very nice piece of glass work. From antique books and also what the seller told me, its an 18th century piece. I took a pic …

Identification. 
Hello there, I am hoping that you will be able to help me. I have some pieces of what I think is an oriental tea set. My Grand father was a Royal Marine …

Identification 
Dear All, I came across this beautiful ginger jar. I'm quite curious about the period, if the jar is handpainted and is there anybody around who …

qianlong bowl 
Hi, I picked this up today. I have researched it and it looks to me to be legit down to wear and tear on it and I dated it 1736-1795, i would love to hear …

How much is this vase worth? 
I got this from an elderly lady as a wedding gift. I was wondering worth? It has a chonse lady riding somesort of a Donkey or a horse with a lady holding …

Qianlong plate question. 
here are the links you requested. Thank you s1187.photobucket.com/albums/z396/gsbeats33/?action=view¤t=reddrag1.jpg i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z396/gsbeat …

Yongzheng mark bowl question  
Hello, was just wondering the authenticity of this piece. Obviously isnt from actual period but is this still an Imperial period piece? The foot rim looks …

Chinese Porcelain "Good Luck" vase 
Just wanted to add a larger picture of the "Good Luck" vase

Chinese 11 inch punch bowl is it late 18th century. Thankyou 
Hi Peter, I have this 11 inch punch bowl with European type scenes, do you think it to be late 18th century? My feeling says yes but would value your expert …

little 10cm vase with fingerprints 
additional photos for this vase already posted as requested.

What year?  
I know this is not old but what year is this marking? I have a friend who I bought this for (found it at a consignment shop) and she loves any kind …

Chinese Christian BookMarks and Figurine 
This came from a garage sale about 10 years ago. My guess is it is not very old, maybe mid 1900's. Whats your opinion? I submit this as I am interested …

Jiaqing cup and plate question 
Hello, just had another question about this pieces authenticity. If its as old as stated, thank you

help me idenify my vase! 
I found this in my grandmothers house and I don't know a single thing about this vase, please educate me! Much appreciation!

Qianlong Vase? 
This vase was purchased in China in the early 80s as one of a pair. Does anyone know if it is a genuine Qing vase and if so does it have any value? …

Guangxu Blue and white dish identification 
I was curious about what you thought about this piece. Would this still be late Qing dynasty? thanks

Famille Rose?? 
About 10 ears ago I bought a Chinese covered bowl at an Estate Sale. A friend advised it was Famille Rose, but I have no idea if he knew what he was talking …

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chinese or japanese imari plate 
Hello Peter, here are two photos photo of the foot rim of the plate

Pair of Chinese Garden Stools 
Pair of Chinese Garden Stools: are they Antique or vintage? I bought them from a Chinese family in Vancouver BC Canada. 12" diameter x 19" height …

Chinese Celadon Porcelain Cache Pot or Jardiniere 
I live in Chinatown in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I went for a walk in my neighborhood. A Chinese family was moving and I saw this jardiniere …

Chinese Vase 
Can anyone help with information re the vase in the picture. The second picture is the mark the vase has on the underneath. Thank you.

POSSIBLE QUINLONG MARK PIECE??? 
I bought this at a yard sale and got to looking on ebay and saw the markings on the bottom. I have no idea if it is real or fake but would like to know. …

japanese or chinese imari plate 
Hello Peter, i would like to know if it is chinese or japanese. I myself think it is japanese but i would like to know for sure. Thank you ! Kind regards …

Qianlong Era painted vase and box 
I recently acquired a Chinese vase at a local sale. It came in the box shown. The box itself has cloth on the outside, all the way around except for …

Unknown origin Vase 
Hi , Will anyone tell me please is this an chinese vase? please tell me how old my vase is, what materials it is made from, if the mark is significant …

Age and value of antique vase? 
I received this vase as gift some 15 years ago while visiting Huang Shan mountains. I just wondered 1) how old this might be 2) does it have commercial …

CHINESE OR JAPANESE TERRACOTTA DRAGON VASE SIGNED  
please can you tell me who this vase was made by. I don't know any think about it really, and if it has any age to it please.and is it chinese or japanese? …

vase? 
hi! well its not old i dont believe - but what is it- its a little over 2 in tall and the opening is a little over half in- cant figure it out- a toothpick …

Chinese dragon artist marked vase. Question 
Ok..this is the last one for today haha. I have no idea what this is. Obviously not imperial marked. Any thoughts on the age and marking? Thank you!

Qianlong marked vase question. 
Hi again, I was curious about the age of this piece. Something looks off in the black paint. It has a very slight gasoline shine to it when it catches …

Kangxi plate identification.  
Hello, I was just wondering your thoughts about this Kangxi marked plate. I know its not from the actual reign period, but I just wanted to know how old …

Chinese painted glass picture 
Hi, we found this beautiful picture in our attic when we moved into a new house. My wife loves the picture very much but I cannot find out anything about …

Blue + White Vase 
Hello - Please can you look at this vase and give me an idea of its origin and proper country. Many thanks Steve

Help with ID please 
Hi.could you please help me with any info on this blue lidded jar and the mark on the bottom. thank you jackie.

I think it is six thousand years and is Chinese 
Thanks Peter! Please allow me to post and picture that I found somewhere in a museum and you'll see the resemblance painting, painting style and material. …

any idea what this symbol means? 
I bought this bowl thinking maybe it would be old, but for the life of me cannot find any scene similar nor can I find any symbol, new or old, that resembles …

Rated X Paste Pot 2  
Hi all, Here is another another one with words on it. Can anyone translate please? Best regards, Alan

Rated X Paste Pot 1 
Hi all, I came across these lidded paste pots with ordinary scenes outside but when you open it there are pictures of sex acts. How common are these …

identify signature help 
Hi there,im new here and i need help in identify the mark of a chinese screen i bought.I was told it is from xviii century but im not sure.The signature …

Green Vase 
This vase is painted in overglazed green and other enamels within elaborate boarders.....

Ming Dynasty?  
Dear All, I'm new in the field of Chinese Porselain. I purchased a ginger jar from problaby the Ming Dynasty. I'm very curious if I'm right. Is there …

Who recognizes the mark on this beautiful baluster vase? 
I've got here a beautifull baluster vase, high 47 cm with a chicken, chicks and palmtrees (see pictures). At the bottom of the vase there is also a mark, …

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Chinese Vase 
Hello, I bought it from a garage sale in the richest area in Canada: West Vancouver BC what do we call this type of vases? could you please tell me …

chinese crackle charger 
I purchased an interesting charger at an antique shop. It is has a mark on the back with a date of 1426 to 1435 (or so my Japanese friends tell me). …

Antique Chinese Porcelain Ginger Jar Table Lamp - Ming Dynasty 
I recently acquired a beautifully hand-painted Chinese Porcelain Ginger Jar Table Lamp with esquisite paintings of black bird and flowers in front and …

cylinder shaped vase 
This vase has been in our family since the early 1940s, so it's at least 70 years old. We were told that it's Chinese but have never been able to find …

Some old China that was passed down to us 
as per previous, this is the last item. Please tell us more about these. Thanks.

Chinese Bowls? 
Here the picture of 1 of the bowls and the others together. Any help on where they are from and when would be great

Oriental mark 
Hello Peter, I would like to know about this mark please. Is it Chinese or Japanese mark? very hard to know. Regards. Irina

Underglaze blue and copper red vase 
This is a fine underglaze blue and copper red vase of onion form..... It is very finely painted almost purple blue line work looks as though it may have …

Could this be a Kangxi Imperial household piece? 
Hi Peter, I have this fine vase decorated so well with Foo Dogs among clouds. There is a join line around the middle the potting is quite heavy compared …

IS THIS BOWL MING? 
Hello again Peter, Is this bowl from the Ming period & if so, do all blue & white Ming porcelain have this kind of a base? thanking you kindly,Stewart. …

HOW OLD IS THIS VASE 
Hello Peter, I have this blue & white vase...it is slightly bent out of shape, has a glossy new look about the glaze,no crazing, but has the black holes …

PAIR OF HUGE CHINESE BLUE & WHITE GINGER JARS 
19.5 inches tall and 12" in diameter. any idea about how old they are? and if they are antique?

Chinese oval tiles 
Hello, Peter My first question goes on some Chinese, oval “tiles” (I have 3) - definitely porcelain. The glaze is shiny with only few signs of wear. The …

Teapot Found In The Woods, Any Info? 
Hi, found this teapot half buried in the woods. Found along with other items from the 1950's. Seems to be made of porcelain, hand painted and with a …

Is this Kangxi NIan Zhi Pottery Marks 
I thought I already submitted this query, so pardon me if this is a repeat. I'm wondering if this is in fact an antique Chinese vase with Kangxi Mian …

Yixing Teapot 
Hi all! I have this Yixing teapot and want to know what the markings say and who made it. It measures H-10cm, W-10cm (at the widest). All comments …

Antique Chinese dragon lamp 
Hi, I hope this finds you in best of your health. I am sending you pictures of an antique chinese dragon lamp which was gifted to my grand father by …

Chinese Meiping Vase 
Hi Peter, I have this fine Chinese vase Meiping shape, It has a Qianlong period mark. I feel it must be 19th century but have not seen such a nice foot …

Blue and White Bowl with Copper Trim  
Hi all! Can anyone help me identify this bowl and the markings on it. What era and how rare is it? The diameter is 24cm and the height is 11cm. Thanks …

Temple Jar 
Peter, Thanks so much for your insight. The bottom marks of the Made in China and the Chianlong reign led me to believe it could be possibly from fairly …

Can you help me with identification 
Hi Peter - I'm wondering if you could get me started on identifying this vase. It stands about 46cm tall (about 18 inches). I have seen Chinese Imari vases …

CHINESE BUTTERFLY YELLOW VASE 
A unique small Chinese vase with yellow ground and butterflies. 6.5" high 3.5" diameter I got it from a Chinese exchange student or professor, …

HELP TO APPROXIMATE AGE OF CHINESE JAR 
Hello again Peter, I recently acquired this piece & wondered if you could possibly estimate a production date for this jar. From what info I could …

japanese Ginger Jar 
Hello... please can you tell me if this is a ginger jar? or satsuma vase? and would like to know if you can tell me if its old or new please? The picture …

Dragon Bowl with Markings 
Hi All, Is this bowl with dragon design rare and what era does it come from? Imperial? Again, all information and comments are most welcome. Thanks! …

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Blue and White and Red Vase 
Hi All, Here is nice interesting vase with children playing with red colored flowers reign mark. Comments on era and rarity are again most welcome. …

Translation of these marks on teapot, please? 
I have a red clay teapot, that has a mark on the bottom, and another mark under the lid, both of which I'm unable to translate. I'd appreciate any help …

unidentified plate markings 
Hello I have a beautiful plate I want to know more about and hope someone maybe able to help me. I have attached images. many thanks Athol

Chinese fish bowl/planter 
My father-in-law recently passed away. About a year or so ago he had acquired this bowl and said it was worth pretty good money especially since he paid …

unique bowl 
Can anyone tell me any information about this bowl? I have had it for 50 years and the previous owner had it for many years before giving it to me.

Fat Buddha Statue 
Peter, Just wanted to get an idea of year, nature of the markings and possible value for the Buddha. Been in my family for over 60 years. Thanks for …

Blue and White Chinese Ginger Jar 
Peter, I apologize as this is the only picture that I have of this ginger jar as I am trying to determine if I should purchase. I can see that the neck …

new clear pictures  
Dear peter I have this plat more than 9 years befor know and find this expensive vase .and like you see my plat have same design have this vase .....and …

Chinese water jug identification 
Hello. Was wondering your thoughts on the age of this jug. its very large and probably weighs about 35-40 pounds. Thank you again

Temple jar identification. 
Hello. Was wondering any thoughts about this piece. Maybe early republic? The red on top looks a bit suspect. Thanks

patterns an colors  
hello sir/mam I have a porcelain snuff bottle chinese orgin 2-1/2" long 1-1/2 wide the colors on it don't look enamel they look oil …

Chinese Metal Pot 
Hello Peter, Here is one more photo. Kurt Karlsson Orillia Canada

Antique Vases 
My grandmother's parents were missionaries from China, and these were found in my parents estate. Are they worth anything?

Colbalt Blue Tea Set with Gilded Square Marking EO? ED? 
I purchased this set at an estate sale over a decade ago, and they have been in storage ever since. I never even looked beyond the teapot as the family …

brush holder 
Thank you peter for your comment on my previous question, it is undoubtedly a brush holder. I found one that looks a bit like it but of better quality …

Blue and White Lidded Vase  
Peter Here is a lidded vase with small holes on the side with floral design and Qing markings. Any information of rarity and era of this vase most …

Celadon Flask 
Hello again! I know I am asking a lot from you about my collection and I am very grateful! Here is a flask with a horse decoration on one side and …

Possible Qing vase, better pics 
Thanks very much Peter. Your assessment was very helpful. I hope these pics show the front of the vase with better lighting. I'm happy to try again if …

what is this object? 
Hello, could anyone explain to me what is this object,when and where it was made. It is in porcelain and measures exactly 2x2x3.5 inches it is hand made …

Chinese fish bowl 
Hello~ was wondering if you could tell me anything about my chinese fish bowl?

Jade Brush Pot 
Peter, Any idea on how old this brush pot is? No markings found but the carvings are very intricate and the object is quite heavy!

Dragon Vase 
Peter, Here is another vase from my collection. All inputs on make and age please. Yoiu have been very helpful and accommodating! Kudos! Alan

Ceramic Paste Pot with Lid 
Hi Peter here ar more pics of the item I posted earlier. All information on era and description most welcome! Thanks always, Alan

Ancient vase? 
Hi Peter A now deceased family member bought 2 vases (this is one of a pair) in the 1970's, via connections with a trusted jeweller and collector friend. …

Celadon Tea Pot 
Hi Peter, Is a rare antique celadon tea pot? What era and does it have value? Alan

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Is this a Song Dynasty Bowl? 
Hello again! What era is this bowl from and is it rare and valuable? Alan

Celadon Jar with Lid 
Hi Peter, Just wanted to show you the foot rim at a different angle, might turn out to be older than thought. Alan

Bracelet with unidentified Hallmark 
This bracelet was purchased by my great aunt, probably in the far east on a trip spanning 1918/1919. It is unknown exactly where. I am attempting to identify …

Ceramic Paste Pot with Lid 
Hi Peter, Another thing I have and want you to look at. I still have a lot of items and I hope you and the rest of the forum don't mind that I will be …

Famille Rose 
Hi Peter, Gere is another Jar (pair) I want to show you and the rest of the forum. It is a large baluster jar with scenes of a battle on one side and …

Yellow and Pink vase, blue mark on the bottom (Jingdezhen Zhi potteries?) 
This vase was broken by the movers, and we are trying to figure out if it had any value which would make it worthwhile to put in a claim with the insurance …

Can anyone Help? 
I bought this due to the design and I've been wondering where and possibly when it was made. I believe its a cup but I couldn't swear to it and I'm unsure …

oriental characters/markings, can you tell me what they mean? 
Hello Please can you help me? I have a single "oriental" eggcup that belonged to my late Mother and am curious to know the meaning of the characters/markings …

chinese plate  
please can you tell me about this plate and this mark

Celadon Jar with Lid 
This is another jar which is part of the collections I inherited. I want to find out what era and how rare is a celadon jar like this. Your inputs …

help please . . . not sure what this is, what era from and if it has value?? 
Hi. I have had this bowl for a couple of years and i know nothing about it and am curious and would love to find out. not sure what it is made of, what …

B&W Charger from Andrew 24/3/2011 ans. by peter 
A very good site on the whole. We find it a little puzzling as to the definition of the Word"Modern"In your answer to Andrew you do not define the source …

What era are vases of this type? 
Hi Peter, Just took pictures of the jar I wanted to show you and the forum to determine era and or age of the vases. It is 25 inches in height. The …

Oriental Metal Toad 
I just found your blog. What a great idea...I've enjoyed browsing the posts. I recently purchased a number of Asian items at an estate sale. The people …

Help Identify Chinese?? 
Hello. I bought these at an estate sale. I was wondering how old these are and what would be the value of these. It has a blue willow design, and a chinese …

tea cup 
real or false

Heavy porcelain plate. Chinese/Japanese.? If Chinese help with age and mark ID. 
Hi Need help with identifying porcelain plate. Sorry for posting if its Japanese. Thanks

Hello to all ! 
Please anyone who can help me with a website where I can identify antique glass! I have many pieces that I know nothing about. Thank you!

Hello 
Help me identify it age, please! Thank you!

Chinese? 
Help me identify it please! Thank you!

What is? 
I know it is not ceramic, but please tell me what is and what it says on it! Thank you!

It is old? 
Please help me identify ages! Thank you!

Hello to all ! 
Please help me find my objects between the oldest and most valuable one to sell it ... I really need money to pay for heart surgery on my grandson. Granddaughter …

Information Porcelain Vase 
Hi, Can someone tell me more about this vase? I can't find any information online and don't know where to search/look for. Thank you!

chinese plate or bowl 
Hello Peter, here are more pictures of the plate . The plate is celadon colloured I can't get the mark better in my picture , sorry

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antique ginger jar 
This was passed onto me via my mother and grandfather, my mother was born in 1920 and my grandfather in late 1880/90. I don't know where or when he got …

marking 
Hello I was wondering if anyone could give their opinion on whether or not this mark is real or a fake? thank you

qing bowl 
Wt is age of bowl and how much value?

Porcelein Vase 
Can anyone tell me about this vase and its possible value?

Chinese? Vase  
This is a vase that came into our possession recently. It was acquired from the original owner in the 1920's. As you can see in the attached pics there …

Oriental Bowl 
Missing pictures and drawing.

Asian bowl/dish? 
Hi Peter, I purchased this item many years ago at a car boot, i thought it looked really nice at the time and just came across it the other day whilst …

goodwill 
I found this on the goodwill auction website,I hope that the pictures are good enough for you to tellme something about it before I bid on it. The bid …

Blue and White porcelain ginger jar 
Hello Peter, I have recently acquired this ginger jar that I believe may be from the Qing Dynasty period. The neck of the jar is unglazed on the exterior …

Chinese cobalt blue vases 
We have a Chinese cobalt blue vase brought from china at beginning of C20th by protestant missionaries, being expelled in the wake of the Boxer Uprising …

Large Chinese Vase 
Hello, I have just recently been given a very large Chinese vase which was my grandmothers, and I was wondering if someone here might be able to interepret …

small cup/bowl 
This ia a small cup/bowl with a blue design on it. Any information will be appreciated. Thank you.

small white vase 
I have added a picture of the bottom, which appears to be corroded or something. I guess this makes the vase unidentifiable. Thanks, anyway.

Please provide information about this piece, if known. Thank you. 
I think this is a ginger jar. It doesn't seem all that old to me, but not all too new, either. The only marking is a 10. on the bottom of the jar, Thank …

dinner plate gold/floral motif 
hi peter i just picked this lovley old plate up yesterday for a pound,it was very dirty ,on gentle cleaning discovered the off yellow is gold paint ,on …

Tongzi marking large vase. Question 
Hello peter I have this vase that has a marking similar to Tongzi. I know its not very old but what time period would you say? 1940's? The paint has lots …

Is it Yixing teapot? 
Hello, I have this lovely teapot but i have no idea when it was made. It has got markes, one to the base and one inside the lid. Could you please help …

Increasing history 2 
Hello Peter, thank you for your info on what i can call now "enamelled vases". You're right about the enamel on brass base, I looked on the interior of …

ivory or fake statues? 
some more pics

vase chinese/japanese 
hi peter another local find .i feel japanese but just want to be sure ,the signature/mark threw me

saucer/dish bird of prey motif 
hi peter another find ,am totaly baffled by this ,cant find anything in european pottery resembling it ,thought it may be oriental because of the flower …

dish small  
had this on the welsh dresser allways thought it was english until i looked closley ,its so pretty .has damage but curious of its true origin ,

canton vase  
hi peter another local charity shop find ,i thgink its canton unsure of the age .your advice will be greatly appreciated thank you . ps the motif seems …

footed dish 
hi peter any help on this peice ,i found localy ,its not in very good condition it looks like cliosonne on ceramic ,i seem to have lost the main photo …

chinese fish bowl 
Was wondering if this bowl is worth any thing ? I saw the bottom and tried loading pictures but couldn't .

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Antique Lamp ? 
I have been given this lamp by my aunt and cannot for the life of me figure out the markings on the bottom .I have been unable to find any other stamps …

Small off white vase 
Please give me any information you can about this vase.

Print 
Hello Peter, Could you provide some information about this print ( 16" X 20" ), the subject and the text ? Thank You, Kurt Karlsson …

Celadon Plate. 
I´am posting better pictures of the mark and some more details. Thank you for the help

Plate 
Thanks before , now i send more picture

Pair of Chinese Vases 
Hi,these have been in my family for maybe 75 years - have no marks on the bases - a pair. I am keen to know some more about them - can anybody help please? …

Similar Lung Dragon but not the same 
Peter, I have previously posted photos of the 5 clawed dragon figure I have. Here is another photo of a similar but different dragon. There are obvious …

Chinese beaker vase 
Hello Peter, Here are some new detailles pictures of the beaker vase. Thank you for your time, Leidie

wax seals 
I want to know about the use of wax seals on the bottom Chinese porcelain

Ivory or fake statues? 
Hi Peter, aside from having 2 vases like one of your other correspondents on here. i have these 2 lovely carved items which i don't think are resin as …

Poosibly Song Dynasty Celadon Bowl 
Hi, I am Jineros Please see my Celadon Bowl images and give me any information of it. I upload 4 images of it ncluding 2 normal picture, 2 20x images. …

Hi Peter, thank you for you comment, now I'm sending more details photo 
Hi Peter, thank you for you comment, now I'm sending more details photo of the plate as well as the stamp on the back of the plate

Hi Help please 
Hi Peter Would you please help me to identify mark on my vase purchased while ago. Many thanks Peter

Teapot 
Hi Peter, could this teapot be an antique Chinese porcelain? Thanks! Martin

My Bowl 
just one of our collection

Can you please tell me what this Chinese mark means? 
Can you please tell me what this Chinese marking means and what era it is from?

What does this Chinese marking mean and what time period is it from? 
Can you please tell me the era of this Chinese marking and what it means?

What is this Chinese Character mark on my carved ivory teapot? 
What is this mark mean or can you give me the age on this? It's on a carved elephant ivory teapot. Any help will be appreciated

SMALL CHINESE BOWL 
Any information about this hand-painted small bowll would be appreciated. Thanks.

Im having trouble finding out what these markings mean 
I have several pieces I cant find what the ages are. The only piece that has markings are the plates. please any help would be fantastic admin

old bronze vessel marking to interpret 
Apologize in advance if this is a forum only for porcelain, but if you cover all chinese seals/signatures, plese help interpret this for me. Thank you. …

Glass Enamel ? Small Bowl - Cannot Identify Marks 
I have a small round piece that has an interesting finish to it. It appears to be a glass ceramic. There is a somewhat odd mark on the bottom. The piece …

budda ststue with 5 children 
it has a triangle mark andstamp in the pocelain bottom.

Peach Shaped Teapot 
Have you seen a peach "invisible water" teapot? The porcelain one-piece peach has a handle and a spout. The underside has an inverted spout where the …

Chinese crackled glaze vase 
Hi Peter, I bought a chinese crackled glaze vase from a sunday market. Could you tell me which period it belongs to and what would be its value. I tried …

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Has anyone any thoughts on this vase? 
I am just looking through my collection and have picked out a few to research on. Has anyone any ideas on this one? A definate samurai style but with lovely …

Chinese Fine Porcelain Vase 
Is it possible to identify the markings on the bottom of this vase? I would also be interested in what the scene is? i believe it to be a chinese love …

Coral Stick Vases 
Hello Peter, I would love to know more about these, they look hand made, are 7.1/2 inches tall, 3 inches at the base They have a mysterious black marks …

5 in green jar with 8 sides to it. Bottom says c F o. (the lines do both ways on the F tho) 
Hello..today I bought a approx 5 inch jar with 8 sides to it three quarters of the way up, then maybe an inch and a half long neck, that ends up to the …

porcelain bearing an apochryphal qing dynasty mark for the qlanlong reign 1736 
I was wondering if my plate is antique.Thanks Any images???

Chinese? 
Please tell me if this could be Chinese are not marked. Thank you. The first one probably, the other not. All look new. P.

Chinese? 
Please tell me if this could be Chinese are not marked. If you are going to send Chinese picture identification. Thank you. I don't think so. Nothing …

Pendant Mark? 
Hi Peter Was hoping you night be able to tell me what this mark is on my pendant thank you CJ It means "Fu" (Happiness). P.

Chinese vase 
Kindly provide info regarding this vase please.

Not sure what it is yard art 
This was in my yard when I moved here any idea what it is? Also how many things can one person post here? Thank you

HOW TO TELL IF REEL. OR FAKE ? 
Hi everyone. i found in a charity shop this nice jue wine cup. it took me adges to find out what it was. i have seen these selling in auction houses around …

China Porcelain Plate mark 
Hi There I'm researching information about a plate that I have recently received, I have supplied 2 pictures. I would really appreciate any information …

A LARGER VIEW OF THE MARKINGS 
I had just posted a photo of a Tureen with Chinese markings however the person kind enough to comment could not read the markings so I am changing the …

Tea Dust glaze 
Hello, Peter Both mine and the 19th century examples have similar or same shapes, by different names and domesticated uses, I gave credence to glaze …

Does anyone know about this vase 
Can any one tell me about this vase. The signature on the bottom and and the history of the vase.

Lion shape waterdropper 
Dear, I bought this waterdropper because I liked it. Now it turns out to be difficult to determine exactly what it is. The waterdropper measures 9 cm. …

Please help 
Dear Peter, I need your help to check the item on ebay I want to bid, is that authentic Yongzheng's vase or just reproduction...? Here is the link …

Chinese vase 1 
Hi Peter, Thanks for your help with the previous vase,maybe you can help me with the 2 following vases. Can you see if the vases are dated or signed,are …

Tk mark 
I realize it's not chinese but I'm trying to see if this "TK" mark can help identify this particular vase. Hi, seems to be European porcelain. If …

chinese seated man with tiger 
I would be interested to know anything about this figure and the mark on the underneath.

unknown mark on hand painted tea caddy bottle 
can someone please give me some more information on this marking on my bottle?

Help with identifying this plate? 
Any info on the age, origin of this plate would be nice. Thank you

Antique Asian Tea Caddy 18th Century? PLEASE HELP 
Hello, I am hoping someone can tell me what period this tea caddy is from, China, Japan???. It is approximately 5 1/4" X 5 1/4". The cobalt paint under …

snuff bottle 
Does anyone know anything on this?

Qing dynasty hexagon shape vase 
Hi, I would like to confirm whether this is the Qing dynasty 6 character marking. I would like a pre estimate. Thanks, Donna (admin) Without …

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Chinese painted marked scroll question 
Hello I know this isnt chinese ceramics, but I just wanted to understand the text and mark. Thank you very much A:It is recomended that you …

Macaw Urn 
Looking to find out anything about these, I have 2 that match. Are they old? I can't find them anywhere an the Internet. any info is appreciated. Where …

antique teapot? 
I have a cream teapot that I think is porcelain(breakable)It has dark orange trim around lid opening and a dark orange button knob on lid. there are gold …

Please give info on this vase 
Hi, I bought a lamp recently because of this Chinese vase that was contained in it. The lamp looked like it was put together in the 1940-50s. I thought …

Hi Peter can you tell me what this writing says...from the bottom of my chinese vase 
Hi Peter can you tell me what this writing says...I wrote it down on this piece of paper...its writing from the bottom of my chinese vase. your help is …

kila moyne ebony 
My mother-in-law has a set of dishes with the words kila moyne ebony on the bottom of the plates. Any comments on them?

Imari Chinese or Japanese Dip Dish 
Imari Hizan ? Chinese, Japanese , 1840 -- 1860 ? it is blue under glaze with iron red, gold,light blue, dark blue , green and orange, fan and flowers …

7 chinese antique panels 
I am trying to find the value of these 7 antique chinese panels. I think believe they are painted on porcelain or stone and framed in wood.

Thank you Peter all the same. 
Thank you Peter and yes I have had similar problems with this mark. Such a pain! Heres pictures of the plate maybe it will ring bells with someone out …

Identification 
Dear All, Recently I put a picture of one of these two jars on the blog. Recently I received a reply that stated that this type of jar has come up …

diamond 
diamond shape containing the letters hhr Not Chinese, for sure. I would check European and Japanese marks. Peter

HELP WITH VASE MARKINGS. IS THIS WORTH MUCH 
HELP WITH VASE MARKINGS. IS THIS WORTH MUCH. THANKS TODD. EMAIL edited by admin .. SUBJECT VASE. THANKS no pictures ??? (admin)

identifying ancient temple mark 
does any one have a suggestion where i could find information for identifying the temple mark on a cast bronze temple statue ? i have been told by experts …

History! 
Hi there, I bought this Chinese round glass piece of porcelain back in 1960. I would like to know about its history etc. Hoping to hear from you. …

porcelain wall plaque marked with N  
This is a porcelain wall plaque and I have a set of 3 of them thought they were capodimonte but the mark above the N is not exactly a crown, can someone …

I have a porcelain container marked w/seal of 1897  
I absolutely,truly got this out of my condo dumpster. It is a yellow-based container about by 9" by 7"with rose,blue and green design- as well as one …

cup 
Worth how much? (no pictures) We do not talk about values here. Please read "Value of Antiques" in the left menu.

blue teapot, w/cups, my query 
My neice gave me a teapot, 5 cups, carring tray. It is a beautiful cobalt blue ceramic, with what appears to be gold and white crane flying over a tree. …

Blue and White vase 
Dear Peter, Would you please help me identify this lovely vase? Thank you in advance. Chris >>>>Please upload pictures

Can you give me an idea of what this vase is? 
Hi everyone - my wife's mother inherited this vase, and I'm wondering about its origin...era, and so on. The vase stands 46cm (about 18 inches) tall. There …

Looking for a Certain Set 
My mother has lost most of her belongings throughout her life and I am trying to find a particular set of china she misses from her past. She describes …

Old chinese jar 
This is a nice jar I bought at a local carboot sale here in Jersey in the Channel Islands (UK)..... As you can see, the stepped base has an underglaze …

Chinese Pottery Bowl 
Since we are on a roll here...let me ask about this bowl...I purchased it at a recent estate sale...I had interpreted the marks to be from mid 1970's...however, …



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