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Are these "Chinese" Vases worth keeping?
(Kailua, Hawaii, USA)
Bought these supposed Antique Chinese Vases in Penang, Malaysia in the early 90's and wonder if they're worth keeping? Seemed like a good buy back then but the longer I keep them, the more skeptical I am about their authenticity and worth.
They look to be a set but the paintings are sloppily done, the art work is very crude and looks like they did a terrible job of copying as some of the people look nothing like the other on the "identical" vase. Both measure 36cm (14.25") and the weights are completely different as one is 4.1kg(9.2 lbs.) while the other is 2.7kg(6 lbs.) respectively.
When buying them, I knew nothing about Chinese vases and found out now that there are NO marks on the bottom, inside, or anywhere else so assume this is not a good sign.
Hope someone can tell me a little something about them or into the trash they go.