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What is this Chinese Marking?  What does this marking mean and the time and the time period in which it was made?

Chinese or Japanese porcelain lidded dish  I am trying to find information on the beautiful floral lidded dish. It has a marking inside.
Can you help?
Sue in Scottsdale

set of china need help with makers mark  Inherited a set of China, Gold rimmed white with pink, purple & light blue flowers. Has dinner plates, serving bowls, soup bowls, rice bowls, porc spoons,...

chinese bowl  Any information on this bowl please..

Old China plate with stamp Canton  What do you think about this item, I found it in the flea market

China antique brass  What do you think about this item, I found it in the flea market

Chinese bronze Buddha head with characters. help ID'ing  Hello again Peter, I also have this Bronze Buddha head that looks quite old. There are numerous characters on the bottom and sides. Are these old ancient ...

Kangxi? marked brass or bronze incense pot  Hello Peter, I acquired this excellent looking incense pot. I just wanted to know what the characters were. And also the seal. Thank you very much.

A blue bowl  Hi Peter!
I am very thankful for the help with my questions. It is not easy to see what's what in the Chinese ceramics and porcelain. Some "things" are ...

Chinese Mark real or fake  Hello, I have a vase/bottle with looks to be qianlong marks..could you tell if this is a real mark or fake...there is no box around it suggesting it to ...

kangxi ?? beaker vase  Hello,
Excuse me for my bad english, i am dutch.
I have a chinese beaker vase in my collection.
Somebody gave me the information it is a Kangxi vase ...

Celadon Plate.  Sorry for uploading new photos so late. Well i have tooked photos now with daylight, and showing some aging signs (minute details). I am sure my plate ...

Chinese Porcelain Circular Mark ~ Possibly Rose Famille Trying to ID  Hello:

This 4 inch high Chinese porcelain vase has the scene of Chinese children playing ~ or a festival with children ~ hand painted around its perimeter....

A bowl  Hi!
Thank you very much for your help with my earlier question!
Here I have pictures of a bowl.
What do you think about it? Is the bowl as old as it ...

Ancient Porcelain Painting.  I´ll upload a better picture of the oval mark.

Ancient Porcelain Painting.  This painting was restaured at about 1900. I'll sent you more pictures.
The why of Ming seals was because of the oval one, that I will show in this pictures....

Chinese character and artist marking question  Hello Peter, I know this is only for Chinese porcelain but i just wanted to find out what this translates to. Thank you very much

Guangxu mark,Wucai Dragon Phoenix plate identification  Hi again Peter, I really value your information and I have another piece that I would like some information about. Just wanted to see what period this ...

Chinese mark  Hi Peter! I want to buy a Chinese vase but the mark on it does not look quite right for me. Could you help with this one. Thank you very much.

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Help to identify Chinese bowl  Hi Peter,
I've Chinese bowl signed inside and the back.

Could you please give me the information about the age. Any value on it?

Thank very much....

What do I have?  This is a family piece and is damaged...that doesn't matter to me, I LOVE it! Can anybody tell me anything about it? All I have is a yellowing photograph ...

Dragon Plate mid 1900's?  Hello
This plate belonged to my Grandmother and I doubt it has any value but would like to date the mark which looks stamped. The plate edge is not perfectly ...

Can You Help?  My grandfather worked on the Cunard/P&O lines in the Far East/Australia sometime during the mid-late 1920's to early 1930's. I am not sure but believe ...

Kwong Hsu Dynasty 1875-1908: Ceramic Green Glazed Teapot; 9"ht  I got this as a gift long ago and it is sitting in my box. I would like to know what it is worth??

It was authenticated by Hong Kong Art Craft Merchants ...

Ancient Porcelain Painting  Ancient Porcelain Painting

Very old Chinese Jade Amulet Need Interpretation of Characters Please  This is a very old chinese Jade pendant encased in Sterling Silver. I know that the Jade is untreated natural Jade. I would be grateful for any help in ...

Old Chinese Bronze Vase Elaborate Seal Need Identification  I recently acquired this incredible vase in an online auction. I thought it would make a nice decorative item. They did not provide very many pics but,...

Vase with more than 170 Years  Vase with more than 170 Years

question Chinese or British flow blue  Forgive my ignorance as I am quite a novice at this, again rquesting help identyfing this plate

vases and jade  can you age these vases and figurine ?, and location

thanks for identifying my plate  thanks for identifying my plate

help identify  I need help identifying this plate. hand painted and 8 inch diameter, thanks

Red stem bowl  Hi!
I bought a nice bowl but now I have become unsure of bowls age because there are so many copies and fakes... I wonder if you can help me decide if ...

Closer picture of Fammille Rose vase.  Hi peter, I hope this picture is closer to the faces of the characters to make identification of age. Thank You

Increasing history  a set, 2 vases 11 inch tall, their core seems copper or bronze, no markings. One pretty deteriorated. There are 2 matching plates but those are with some ...

Help identifying dragon/phoenix bowl  Help identifying dragon/phoenix bowl

Large Chinese Ginger Jar with lid  The vase measures 12.25" high, 9" in diameter and weighs 2.2 kg (4.84 lbs)
is it new or ?

Chinese Pottery Vase  14.5 inch tall Chinese Pottery Vase
I would like to know if it is old or new
cheers

A small pair of coral red vases  I have a small pair of Chinese vases, 20cm high, with a coral red glaze and yellow medallions with a Shou like character.
I am not able to make out the ...

Help with markings on Blue white porcelain vase   Hi, I have a vase passed to me by my grandmother who acquired it from a relative. It is a blue white porcelain vase with images of men by a bridge with ...

Chinese Porcelain Vase  Hello, I am hoping someone can provide help identifying the makers mark, age, and possible value of a vase that was handed down to me.

Porcelain pot?  Hello. I would like to know if this is a tea pot. This has been in my family for many years and well we are not really sure what kind of pot this is....

Is it Chinese or Japanese pottery?  Hi Peter and Everyone,

The small bowl signed on the back , Can you help me to indentify Is it Chinese or Japanese?

Thanks for all.

Ping

Help to identify Chinese bowl  Hi Peter,

I've Chinese bowl signed inside and the back.

Could you please give me the information about the age. Any value on it?

Thank very much....

A pair of vases  Hello,
I have found this pair of presumably Chinese vases with very anusual mark at the bottom. Can anyone help in dating these items?
Thanks a lot!

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Lung the Dragon  Here is a photo of Lung the dragon to go with the listing that I put about about him.

Origin & Markings  Hi,

Had a plate depicting 3 elephants for some time and now trying to identify the origin. Any info would be appreciated. Attached are front and rear ...

Asian Ink Seal  Hi, I have an Asian Red Ink Seal Box. I would like to find out information about. Thank You


It is recommended to try asianart.com with such items....

LARGE HAND THROWN POTTERY BOWL WITH LID  CAN ANYONE TELL ME SOMETHING ABOUT THIS HAND THROWN POTTERY BOWL.IT IS BEAUTIFULLY GLAZED AND EXCEPTIONALLY WELL DONE.MAINLY I AM CURIOUS ABOUT THE ARTISTS ...

Help with identifying vase marking  Can anyone help with identifying the mark on the bottom of a vase? I have tried by researching online but have come up short.

Funerary Vase  Here is another item I have inherited from my in-laws. I think it may be a funerary vase. It was purchased in Hong Kong in the 1950s and came with it'...

Large Chinese Bowl with no marks  I have inherited this bowl (along with many other Chinese porcelains) from my in-laws. They lived in Hong Kong in the early 1950s and it was purchased ...

Chinese marks, Please help translate  Hello i recently accquired this vase of chinese orgin it is marked on the bottom but cant translate, any help would be very much appreciated. thank you ...

TONGZHI mark, dragon bowl question!!  Hello there. I just had a question about this bowl. I believe it to be Tongzhi mark and period but was wondering if it was actually from that time period....

green china  I have a rose china tea set marked with a "green China" stamp. Can you tell me the era or anything else about this set.


Never heard of this. Possibly ...

Vase and Jar with Marks  Hello Peter,

Could you please provide some information

about these two items. They both have the same

mark on the bottom.

Thank ...

Red glaze Vase  Hi Peter, could you help with this vase please. The height of the vase of about 34.5 cm, diameter of 40 cm thick
The metal frame is added later for protection,...

Famille Rose vase, age?  Hello
Can anyone answer is to how old this vase is? Thanks

Imperial Dragon  I purchased this ceramic 5 claw dragon at an estate auction near Margaretville, NY in 1976.
I have no documentation that speaks for his authenticity ...

old porcelain Chinese? Japanese? Vase  I was given this vase 30 years ago. I was told that it belonged to the persons great grandmother. She had it for many many years.

I don't know if that ...

18" vase with lid and painted scenes  Lid has dog with foot on ball. Handles are dogs. Base is footed. In family 100 years, no history as to origin. Does it have value?

Another   I would appreciate any info you can provide about this piece -- what is it, how old, estimated value, translation of the symbols on the bottom. Thanks ...

Chinese Sugar and Creamer  I would appreciate any info you can provide about this sugar and creamer set -- how old, estimated value, translation of the symbols on the bottom. Thanks ...

Chinese vase?  Can anyone tell me about this vase? It is 18 inches high. Has very fine detail and raised features.

chinees kangxi vase  Is this a replica or the real thing

Chinese / willow pattern teapot  My neighbour has asked me to find out about this teapot which has been in the family 70+ years.
I don't know about these things but I can tell it is very ...

republic of china  hi peter!! had 2 share- these were made in rupublic of chia -they r awesome-such detail!!! the smaller one doesnt have a sticker left but- im no expert ...

Can anyone tell me about this vase? 2  Submitting more pictures for Peter.....sorry this is a new post I couldn't figure out how to modify my first post. And the bottom is finished, just with ...

Chinese symbols on vases  My wife was given a pair of Chinese vases with these symbols
on the bottom. I was hoping somebody could help us to
identify them.

15" x 12" Red and Green China Urn with Lid and 12" x 11" Wood Stand  Any ideas to this?

Can anyone tell me about this vase?   My grandmother had this vase, there isn't any stamp on bottom or markings that I can "google".

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Chinese Bed  Chinese Bed

Chinese or Japanese Bowl  I would like to find out more about this bowl. Any info would be gratefully received as I know nothing

chinese?  hi- just wondering if its chinese new- old? or to hard to tell- im learning there were mega porcelien -ceramics- had no idea!! but its fasinateing!! thanks!...

Is it Chinese pottery?  Hi Peter,

I've small vase or jar but I'm not sure it is Chinese pottery or other.

The marks look like Chinese languages.

Thanks again.

300 years old?  Hi Peter, it looks like I came to the right place for an honest opinion. My boss gave me this vase and said it was a Chinese vase that was over 300 years ...

pottery and ceramic!  this is something- i dont believe i ever saw before- but? it has chacters in between its ears too- a gift?

Please identify this large pot  This large pot was purchased in Sri Lanka. The dealer claimed it was from a chieftan's house and 300 years old. I'm afraid the iphone pictures don't do ...

please can thel us more about this vases  please can thel us more about this vases,in croatian museum thel us that is from ming or anather chineses dinasty and that is priceless... what you can ...

Spitoon  Can somebody help me to i.d this item..Thank you very much

tea bowl  Hi can you tell me anything about this piece? Is it a tea bowl? Is it Chinese Japanese or European?
What kind of age?
It is really fine and translucent ...

Antique porcelain vase  Can someone help to me to i.d this porcelain vase ??kindly please let me know the history..tq

is this a ming vase  Hi I know nothing about chinese porcelain and my husband was left this vase by his mother, she always called it her 'ming' Any advice or information would ...

Highly Decorated Ginger Jar - Guangxu period (1875-1908)?  Hi

I wondered if anybody could give me any more info on the following item that I have recently acquired.

I have done a little research on the item ...

Brown porcelain bowl with dragon fet  Hi can anyone help in identifying this bowl my parents have. Its brown approx 12" in diameter. It has a gold rim and has some hallmarks which i cant see ...

Two unidentified vases  These are two vases with Chinese decorations. Both have a length of aprox. 60 cm. I haven't any clue about its authenticity, age (though I see a rust ...

Old Unusual Yixing Zisha Clay Teapot 4 Character Mark  came across this ver unusual yixing zisha clay teapot with a 4 character mark on the underside. it appears to be quite old - anyone have any more information ...

china pot   HI CAN ANYONE IDENTIFY THIS FOR MY FATHER IN LAW?

Help please.  Hi peter. could you please tell me any thing about this chinese ? Boat shaped dish and the mark on the bottom. some of the pattern is bibrant with lustrious ...

LAST QUESTION CONCERNING COLOUR ON FANGGE  Thanks again Peter for your informative comments.

I would like to ask you, could you be able to tell me whether the orange staining around the peripheries ...

Shape of ming vase or porcelain pot  Peter. a question for you.... I have the opportunity to buy a ming pot however the neck is octagonal which worries me greatly. Do I remember reading one ...

can anyone help with this please  hi could you help with age and is it chinese
any help
thanks

Please help identify age and provenance of plate  Please help identify age and provenance of plate

Silver Chinese teapot  Dear Peter, I have a very cute Chinese teapot, it appears to be silver on brass and the inside, especially of the spout, is incredibly built up with some ...

Silver-plated? Chinese teapot  Dear Peter, I have a very cute Chinese teapot, it appears to be silver on brass and the inside, especially of the spout, is incredibly built up with some ...

pair of blue and white teapots  I found these two teapots in two different antique shops about 40 miles apart. I live in an area near Holland, Michigan, settled by the Dutch from about ...

chinese or japanese porcelain figure?  Hello!I´m Viviana from Argentina.Please i need help about this porcelain or ceramic chines or japanes???Impossible to find something iqual on the web.thank ...

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Chinese or Japanese plate?  We have this plate and are curious to know anything about it. It is a deeper blue than the photo and quite beautiful. It is 25 cm's across and slightly ...

Vase 

Hello Peter,

Could you provide some information about

this vase ? It measures about 10" high, and

is in bright colours. The bottom ...

14" painted vase...need help with the mark  I bought this vase today and was wondering
about it's potential value. I tried to identify the mark
myself but there are so many Chinese marks. It IS ...

chinese porcelain figure  This was given to me by a family friend of my grandfather. Unfortunately, he passed away, and I didn't get a chance to ask him about it. I know he bought ...

value of a vase? What is it?  I have this vase that was passed down to my from my Grandmother.. It is 25 inches high and the top measures 12 inches across.. Can anyone tell me what ...

Help please  Help please

Butterfly Vase...   Hi, I bought this today because I liked it. It looks modern to me, but just thought I'd make sure about that. Also wondered what the mark means and if ...

Old Clay Chinese Tea Set  Me and my boyfriend found an old clay tea set at a thrift store. It looks hand made and its a full set including 6 saucers, 3 larger cups, 3 smaller cups ...

two antique metal vases on jade base  PLEASE HELP ME TO IDENTIFY TWO ANTIQUE METAL VASES ON JADE BASE. VASES ARE 12" TALL, SQUARE 4x4 INCH JADE BASES ARE 5" TALL. TOTAL VASE + BASE APPROX 17"...

Qing porcelain ginger jar approximately 160 years old  7.5" wide x 8" high Qing porcelain ginger jar. Approximately 160 years old. Artwork: calligraphy, bird, dark pink peonies. Estimated value $300 - $500....

Can anybody help identify this mark  I have three small bowls, see attached photo of one of them, I am trying to find out more about them, perhaps somebody will know the mark. Any help would ...

Do you know where I can find this kind of crane pattern blue and white china?  Dear China Antiques Experts,
I wonder whether anyone know where I can still find this kind of crane bird pattern blue and white china. My wife is interested ...

Blue and Yellowish Piece  Peter

I have a dish that is 15 inches across
it appears to be Ming but I can't be definite.
Your help would be appreciated.

Paul

Vase 

Hello Peter,

Can you identify this small vase ?

It measures 5" high. There are some

marks on the bottom, and a pin hole.

The ...

chinese  i have heard it has the 8 trigrams on it- can you tell how old it is? the inside is not glazed just about a in. inside-

Jade bowl marks  Can you advise me about the marks on this jade soup/rice bowl please. I purchased it in Vietnam, but the marks appear to be Chinese. The marks appear ...

Japanese or Chinese?  Japanese or Chinese?

Chinese or Japanese  Does anyone know what this vase is it Chinese or Japanese and age if possible? ThanksEric

,LONG NECK BOTTLE with 2 unusual carved handle  ,LONG NECK BOTTLE with 2 unusual carved handle

Chinese porcelain  Hi Peter

I have which seems to be some Imperial Ching & Ming items .Would appreciate your professional opinions on them especially if they would be ...

Statue green  The images were taken in a small fishing village in Indonesia two weeks ago.
The height is 16 inches on the first. The bottom is also included.
The second ...

Help to identify huge Chinese vase Dragon engraved  Hi Peter,

I've the huge Chinese vase engraved Dragon which is very stunning item.

There is no marks on the bottom.

The vase dimension is 11.80"...

WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS ON THIS ONE PETER!  Hello again Peter,
I think you are doing a terrific job in assisting the many of thousands of people who want to know more about what they have...you ...

Statue White  This statue and others have been recovered from a shipwreck. I would like to find out more about it. Is it something that could have an interest with collectors....

Vintage CHINESE Japanese ORIENTAL Dishes HAND PAINTED Plates Saucer  are these's worth much cheers

Vase with Red Stamp/Japan  Hello, I own these two vases and was just wondering if they were worth anything. The smaller one has the word "JAPAN" engraved in the bottom. The larger ...

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Identify porcelain chinese vase and value  Peter,
I need you to evaluate my vase and post a remark or have someone do it. I am waiting but cannot see any remark about it yet. thks

Above subject ...

Moonflask vase  Hi there,

I have recently discovered this Oriental-looking porcelain moonflask vase. It neither bears any mark on the bottom nor is similar to anything ...

Kangxi Ginger Jars  Hi Peter,
Could you possibly give an opinion on my pair of "Qing" Dynasty Kangxi ginger jars. Although the marks indicate late Kangxi, I realize the problems ...

pale blue willow teapot  i have a pale blue willow teapot,which i can not find any thing about. the mark on the bottom is a triangle and either a (n) or a (u) inside of it

Identify marks  Hi Peter,
I've large Chinese jar which I think it is not old one.
I just want you to help me to translate the marks on the bottom.

Thank you very ...

2 minature pieces my Grandmother gave me as a child from Japan  Hello,
I have 2 small pieces my grandmother gave me as a child. They have much sentimental value to me, but I have always wondered what they are and ...

porcelain stem cup  does anyone know what this is?
a porcelain stem cup with striated glaze in light blue colour the piece has an iron glazed rim no marks

Is this tea set an antique please  Hi
I have been given this tea set and wondered if it was antique or if there is any value to it. I have taken a picture of the markings. There is some ...

CHINESE HEAVILY CARVED RESIN DRAGON ON SEPERATE BASE, VINTAGE   CHINESE HEAVILY CARVED RESIN DRAGON ON SEPERATE BASE, VINTAGE PRE 1800

I don't know much about it, but I seen it and had to buy it. Do you know ...

Can anyone help?  I am looking to see if there is any significance to the writing on the botom of 2 little bowls my grandmother gave me. I think the bowls are so adorable....

Asian Vase Identification  I inherited a Porcelain/Ceramic? Chinese/Japanese? vase. I know nothing about these types of items. If anyone could help me identify or gain some knowledge ...

chinese dish identification needed  Please could anybody give me some help in identifying this small dish ? Its about 5 inches wide by 2 inches across. It has peaches on it and I believe ...

large celadon dish 43.5cm across   large celadon dish 43.5cm across

LARGE CELADON JAR WITH 3 FISHES (RISING UP CARVED)   LARGE CELADON JAR WITH 3 FISHES (RISING UP CARVED)

MASSIVE CELADON  MASSIVE CELADON

Chinese vase with Blue double ring and Chinese marks  Chinese vase in blue and white glaze 19th C?
Double ring base with Chinese marks
help me please by telling me if it is real or fake "reproduction"
it ...

I have a Chinese Snuff Bottle..1723-1735 Yongzheng Period  The snuff bottle is 2 3/4 in x 1.5 in. White background, cobalt and lighter blue warriors. Compressed looking, not round. Any ideas as to the value? Accidental ...

china hallmark  this was my grandmothers set , could someone please tell me something about it?

Blue and white Chinese porcelain box  I have posted a few more pictures as you had asked for sides and bottom. The bottom I had sent earlier in a photo with the top of the lid of the box with ...

Chinese Qianlong (?) Vase  Hi Peter,

this vase is 8.5 inch tall and all of the painting on the vase is raised. We suspect it might belong to Qianlong period. What do you think ...

PLEASE HELP! Unknown Chinese Vase  This thing is huge. It was brought back from the orient decades ago by a 90 year old woman.
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small vase from Taiwan; CHINA ginger jars?  Could you tell me how old the vase and the jars are and if they are worth anything?

identify my vase! Please help!  i have this vase which i believe matches the tongzhi marking. I would like to know a bit more about it like the age and more importantly if it has any ...

Small Chinese Vase  Dear Peter, thanks for the comments on the coffee pots.
I'm still looking for more information about them on other sites, as you recommended. What can ...

Chinese Porcelain Bowl  Hi. My wife has this Chinese porcelain bowl - and she's wondering whether its old and worth collecting. Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions ...

Small Dish  I have a small porcelain blue and white dish - feels like stoneware to me. It also looks likes its hand painted. The person who sold it to me says its ...

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Qian Long tea pot  My wife has a beautiful old tea pot which has a back mark that suggests its from the Qianlong era 1736-95. But the back mark uses a more modern sort of ...

Help Identify this stem cup with Qing characters please  Help Identify this stem cup with Qing characters please

Identify Chinese Porcelain Vase and value  The pics below are from a very unusual vase I have but stunning and beautiful colors. I appreciate your help. Please email me what it is and date/ approx ...

Modified porcelain item  Sample of porcelain box.
Usually shards or lids seem to be used for these modifications. Not sure what the metal is...

red mark  I have a antique footed dish with red stamp on the bottom....how old is this piece?

Another picture of 1800's Chinese vase?  Hi,
Here is another picture, I hope it is better.

Thank you,
Linda

Antique Blue and White Chinese Ginger Jar  Antique ginger jar.
8.5" Wide approx
8.00" High approx
bought from an estate auction
could you please identify the period/maker
thank you all

plate no 3  another old plate any help greatly appreciated

old plate no 2  another plate this one is much more blue than the first

old chinese plate no 1  have three of these .all slightly different.they came for china my aunt brought them back after working there for many years ,i have see one bieng advertised ...

2 chinese figures china stamp in red and chop mark on bottom 9-10 inches tall...i circled chop mark   can you tell me about these figures....i cant read chop mark..both have a chop mark and both have a red china stamp on them...anyone know approximately ...

Trinket Box  Peter

Here are some I hope better some nice photo's of this Box. It seems to be made of Silver plate, stamped, or tooled. And the pottery piece mounted ...

Blue and white Chinese porcelain box  Hello Peter,
I purchased the blue and white porcelain box with the Chinese writing on the interior. I have attached pictures and welcome any information ...

Lidded Mug marked 1904 World's Fair Chinese Pavilion  Can you tell me what the bottom markings on this mug say and also what the mark on the side of the mug means? I am trying to determine if this lidded mug ...

brass rice bowl stamped..china  an artist friend died and we inherited all her boxes and boxes of stuff.in the one box is a fairly big solid brass rice bowl stamped china and has lots ...

Asian vase-help with identification/translation  Asian vase-help with identification/translation

Late 1800's Chinese Jar?  Hi,
I recently bought a chinese jar and was told it is from the late 1800's because the jar is marked on the bottom with a double blue circle. It does ...

Pair of Famille Rose Chinese Jars..1800's?  I've recently come into possession of two Chinese vases (jars) with lids that I was told are from the early 1800's. Famille Rose. Diameter is 7", Height ...

chinese tea pot  Hello, could you please give me an idea of when this tea pot was made. I got it on a flea market, I find it so pretty, though I would not say it is of ...

GINGER JAR  I was given a Hand painted ginger jar from china, On the bottom the inscriptions reads "Made in china: and it has four Chinese symbols above the words,...

Names of ancient potters  I wonder about the actual potters who made the pottery, for example during the Ming-period. Are the history behind the objects known? Their names and ...

Chinese plate ?  We purchased this plate because we like it. Can you identify it?

Al Fundaburk

Pair of bowls with Daoguang mark  Dear all,
I acquired these bowls from one reputable dealer who assured me that it belonged to one family for generations. But something worried me abot ...

platter and bowls  I have a platter and some bowls that are white with green leaves. on the bottome there is a large, capital A in green with the number 16 also in green....

Help with Mark  Mark

Chinese Qianlong ?   I bought this bowl because I liked it. Heavy, 9 7/8" X 4 5/8". Can you tell me anything about this bowl from the pictures? I felt that the additional tag ...

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Chinese Vase   I inherited this vase and was wondering about its possible age or history. It has two other figures on it on the opposite side, a man and a woman. The ...

Rose Canton or what could this be?  I'm going to an estate sale & have an opportunity to purchase this bowl. I have a connection, I'm a relative. They're asking $245.00, does this seem reasonable,...

Bronze Asian Horse and Rider with Sword Overhead  Can anyone tell me what this sculpture is? It's been in my family since the 60's. Here is a link to several photo's, www.ddagmijco.com/BronzeSculpture....

Chinese cabbage and butterfly vases  I have two vases, one small and one large but with the same butterfly and cabbage pattern. The small vase is approximately 6" tall, the large vase is approximately ...

Iron burner marked Da Ming Xuang De  I bought this at a local auction. It's marked Da Ming Xuang De. Was it really made during that period?

Thanks a lot for your time.

Chinese Characters!   Chinese Characters!

What do these marks say?  Hi Peter, thanks for your info about my vases. I got better pics of the marks to see if you could tell what they say.

Are these ming vases?  I have two vases that where passed down to me. I'm told they came from my grandfathers grandfather. I've also been told that they are ming vases. They ...

what is the purpose of this triangular ceramic dish?  Can you tell me how the triangular, ceramic, dish/container is supposed to be used?

It Han Dynasty?  think there are ancient Chinese. Please help me to identify!

It is old?  Please help me to identify!

Chinesse?  Please help me to identify!

Hello  Hello, please help me to find out what is written here. Thank you!

Is my Plate a 18 Century Chinese Celadon?  This plate is carved with elevations, it has an mark on the middle of the back. It feels smooth on bottom, it has louds of age marks, the rim is really ...

chines plates  hi, my father inlaw has 3 chines plates. apparently they were washed up from the china sea. he wants to know a bit more about them and if they are worth ...

Chinese engraved brass 
I've Chinese engraved brass bowl, It is heavy.

I've try asianart.net but no one reply.

It has marked on the back "Made in China" and other Chinese ...

Does anybody know this mark???!!! Can't find it anywhere!!!  I purchased a VERY large bowl today with a mark I can't identify. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Chinese Ginger Jar Daoguang period marking  Hi Peter,

A wealthy elderly couple in the Hamptons NY gave me a large Chinese (I think a ginger jar)
with red roosters, birds, butterflies, lilly ...

Oriental Porcelain Dish  Can anyone offer any information about this dish?
Thank you

Chinese?  It is a beautiful hand painted plate and the back is protected by a ompletitura, but does not know age.

It is old?  It is a miniature kettle, but do not know age.

old celadon ?  Hello Peter, I want to know your opinion on these vessels if they are celadon. Thank you!

Black Chinese Tea Pot Origins  I purchased this Tea Pot when stationed in Ludwigsburg Kornwestheim FRG U.S. Army(1986). I paid the equivalent of 30-40Dm, but I really dont remember ...

chinese butterfly and cabbage vase  I have two vases, one small and one large but with the same butterfly and cabbage pattern. The small vase is approximately 6" tall, the large vase is approximately ...

ID mark on Chinese bowl  I would like your opinion on identifying this mark, red, on an old Chinese bowl that I inherited, as well as the bowl itself. My great-aunt had this on ...

What's the story?  I have a reproduction piece and I'd like to know the general story behind what may be the original. For what purpose was the original used? Where did ...

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Hand painted bowl made in Hong Kong  I have this bowl and on the bottom it says "Hand Painted" then under that "JCI" or "JGI" in a triangle, and under that it says "In Hong Kong". I am curious ...

ceramic mug  I have a ceramic mug that was found in the 1970's in the waters surrounding the fortress of Louisbourg in Nova Scotia. It is broken, but the pattern is ...

Identify marks  Hi Peter,

I've brought this blue and white vase from the antique shop. The pattern is European scene as you can see.

The seller said this one is ...

Can anyone tell me if this jar is Japanese or Chinese please?  I just love this jar especially the child in the lion costume on the lid.

It has many bubbles in the glaze and has age marks but I do not know how old ...

Can you help identify age of this bulb bowl please?  I have had this bulb bowl for years I think that it may be very old but no marks on bowl that I can find.

Can anyone identify it?

It has a very ...

china  i have a vase -heard it has the 5 movements- on it- what does it mean or say?? thanks!

Can anyone help identify this jar please?  This jar has signs of age. It has cracked glaze and brown spots however it has no identifying marks on it is there any way of finding out how old it is?...

7 piece party platter but what kind????  This is a complete 7-piece Party Platter with beautiful Asian Themed paintings.  It is in amazing wonderful condition. Painted so elegantly, with colors ...

Celadon Lidded Jar Incised Mark on Base Porcelain Abstract? Design 3" H  Hello,

I came across this covered Jar at a local thrift shop and was wondering if anyone could help I.D. it? More info or if you can "read" the mark ...

Coffee pots  Dear peter, what is your opinion about this pair of coffee pots. I think it's a fake. I found no cracks and dark spots that may indicate the age, design ...

Imari  Can you please tell me if this ginger jar is Imari or not?

Yixing Teapot  Hello, I would be grateful for any advice regarding age, maker ect of this Purple Clay Yixing Teapot, Impressed seal mark to base and inside lid, with ...

MEDIUM JAR,THICK,HEAVY, WITH REAL BLOOD AS RED COLOR,.  MEDIUM JAR,THICK,HEAVY, WITH REAL BLOOD AS RED COLOR,.

LARGE JAR,COBALD BLUE & FREE STYLE HAND PAINTED  LARGE JAR,COBALD BLUE & FREE STYLE HAND PAINTED

Pecock china bowl  I was wondering if this is worth anything?

Chinese dish with silver handle  Hi,

Have you any idea how old this is, or what it is worth? It was in my family for ages.

It seems to have a silver handle which has caused some ...

old celadon vase  Hi all,
I have a very old celadon vase. I changed the pic so the full body shot is close to the real color now. The crazing is large and uneven around ...

12" painted bowl origin?  I bought this bowl last night at an auction. Its beautiful and without flaw. I cannot tell if its japanese or chinese. Can you tell me from the marking ...

Chinese piece  I have this chinese piece,stands about 4inches.I'm not sure if its from a chess set or worth anything?

Chinese colored Vase  This Vase is approx 14 inches tall and colored bluish green inside and with multicolored decoration on the outside which looks like hand painted and then ...

Chinese Porcelain Disc  Hello,
I have this and have no idea what its called or if it is of any value?

Is it worth insuring?
Thanks in advance.

Chinesse?  I do not know what it is.

Chinesse?  Hello Peter, please help me identify some dishes again! Thank you!

Identify date  Hi Peter,
I've brought the Chinese porcelain square shape vase from the collectable shop. It has stamped on the back " Hand paint porcelain made in China"...

blue white bowl  Peter, can you tell me how old and what is said in old style on back

Hand crafted Brass  I have three rather large hand engraved platters that have hooks on them so they can be hung. I just would like to have a little more information on them....

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i have a varse but dnt know if it old or new  Its got a thing neck with graggon handles and either chinese or japenese picture all around.

Jar 
Hello Peter,

Could you tell me anything about this
jar ? Approx. 6" high. The botton is marked

" SATSUMA " " CHINESE LETTERING "
and ...

Two small blue and white saucers  Hi Peter,
I came across the shown blue and white saucers shown, and am intrigued by their design, which shows a traditional Dutch picture. Though I expect ...

Pair of Asian vases with silver wired basket  Hello folks, hope you can help me understand the maker marks of these vases. The marks are under the glaze; the underside of the basket wire or basket ...

Old Imari Crown derby Plate  I have some Old Imari Crown Derby mainly 1128 but one of the 10.5ins Plates doesn't have 1128 on the back & wondered if this is an Original & worth more ...

INFORMATION NEEDED TO IDENTIFY POSSIBLE AGE OF VASE  Hi Peter,
I purchased this vase quite recently & wondered whether you could tell from the photos if it might be of Kangxi manufacture or a later copy....

Is it possible to access manufacturer of Blanc de Chine Porcelain?  Hi,
I have a lovely Blanc de Chine vintage table lamp of Quan Yin, which stands about 35", overall if I include the beautifully shaped lotus flower shade....

Chinese Vase Manuf and Date?  Hi Peter,

I am sending some additional pictures for better clarification on the Chinese vase you evaluated. I did upload 4 pictures originally (I thought)...

Trying To Identify Japanese Mark  Trying to identify this mark which belongs to a teapot with roses and green and gold overlay decoration. I have included pictures of both. Any information ...

Chinese plate  couild you please have a look at this plate and tell me what era its from.


Still more Asian vase pics, unusual mark(s)  Just one more photo of the upper rim. Do you know of any experts/dealers in the Atlanta area that I could consult with?


More Asian vase pics, unusual mark(s)  Peter,
There is a series of horizontal lines inside the vase, more prominent from the base up to the approximate center (see attached photo).

The mark ...

I do not know what is  Please help me to identify!

Chinesse?  Please help me to identify!

Chinesse?  Please help me identify!

Chinesse?  Please help me identify!

Vase with lid  Vase with lid marked. Please help me identify!

Chinesse?  It is not marked, can be Chinese?Please help me identify! Thank you!

Celadon  Please help me identify! Thank you!

Celason  Please help me identify! Thank you!

A miniature red  A miniature red do not know what it is. Please help me! Thank you!

A pot with lid marked  A pot with lid marked. Please help me! Thank you!

A container marked in three parts  A pot with lid and saucer are marked, but do not know what is. Please help me! Thank you!

It is the object that I forgot to send pictures  A large and beautiful old vase, h: 36 cm

A marked container 4  A marked container. Please help me identify the time! Thank you!

A marked container 3  A marked container. Please help me identify the time! Thank you!

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A marked container 2  A marked container. Please help me identify the time! Thank you!h:6 cm, D: 11,3 cm

A marked container  A marked container. Please help me identify the time! Thank you!H:6cm , D: 11,5 cm

Large vase marked 2  Large vase marked. Please help me identify the time! Thank you!

Large vase marked  Large vase marked. Please help me identify the time! Thank you!H:20cm

Small vase  Small vase marked. Please help me identify the time! Thank you!

Small vase marked, 2  Small vase marked. Please help me identify the time! Thank you!

Small vase marked  Small vase marked. Please help me identify the time! Thank you!

A small plates  A small hand-painted plates and marked. Please help me identify the time! Thank you!

A large platter.  Hello, please help me identify this object! Thank you!
D: 27 cm , 1,200kg

I do not know anything about it  Hello, this is beautiful vase is marked, please help me identify the time! Thank you! H:36cm, 2,10kg


pictures???

Flambe Glaze vase age identification  Hello again Peter.
I just wanted to know how old you thought this flambe vase is. I think it might be late 19th century. Thank you for your time and expertise....

Guangxu mark,Wucai Dragon Phoenix Bowl identification  Hi Peter
I recently came across this bowl and I just wanted a bit of information. The quality is incredible. Could this be imperial? Thank you very much....

Year and origin of 5 1/2" high vase  Hi,

I picked this vase up in a thrift store I liked the look and the price was right. I would like to know where and when it was made.

Thank You....

More Asian vase, unusual mark(s)  Thank you, Peter, for your expertise. I added some more pics.

Chinese ?  It is a small ceramic elephant, sizes: 9.5 / 6 cm, I think it's ancient dinner. What do you say?

Is it Han Dynasty?  Is it Han Dynasty?

Small Pot  Hello Peter,

I have this small pot and seeking information
about it. It is 4" high, and 4" across. It has no
marks and is quite stained....

mark meaning  Hi just found this plate in storage can anyone advise of the meaning of these markings
thank you

Who made these porcelain figurines? Retail/Insurance Value?  Hi, I am trying to figure out who made these figurines. My great grandmother thought they were brought to the US from Germany around 1866. Any help would ...

two vases  Hello,
I have 3 blue and white vases(two lidded) that I bought at an auction here in Australia some twenty years ago. Any information that you can offer ...

Asian vase, unusual mark(s)  I posted this previously, but it did not circulate in the blog.

My dad picked this up in Asia circa 1960. Approximately 26cm high. Has imperfections ...

Ming Bowl  I was given this bowl as a gift and told it was valuable. I would like to learn more about it and the value of it.

old rice bowls  I would appreciate any comments about the likely origin/age/value of the rice bowl shown in the attached picture. There are 5 in a set. Thank you.

Pair of Famille Rose Chinese pots - 1800's? Value?  I've recently come into possession of two very old chinese vases (pots) with lids that I was told are from the early 1800's. Famille Rose. Diameter is ...

Small Tea-pot  Hello Peter,
I wonder if you could provide some information about this small tea-pot. It measures 4" high, with white unfinished spots on both birds,...

Qing Qianlong lattice bowl  This bowl/basket is a thrift shop find. Paid little and purchased only because I liked it. I did a bit of research on the marking which turns out to ...

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CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE LONG NECK  Just got this vase. it is a beautiful one.
Dimensions:
24" to 25" high
24" wide
looking to know the maker, period.
How ever I suspect that It can ...

Identifying a maker mark and date  hi
I have come across a lovely little vase it stand about 6.5",and has a lovely birds on the front,its square shaped and has a mark am having trouble ...

Mini blue and white porcelain vase  HI I have this mini blue and white vase and would like to know from what century its from and its value.

Yixing teapot impressed seal mark  Can anyone identify the mark on this small yixing clay pot? Thank you

UNKOWN CHINA DISHES  This set of dishes was purchased in japan during 1952.
I have been unable to identify what exactly this set of dishes are. If anybody knows what and where ...

ID a Taiwan Vase  We could please use some help and have no idea what this vase is.
The only thing we know is it was “supposedly came from Taiwan”.
The markings on the ...

Antique Hand painted Chinese garden stool  hi,
I was just wondering if it is as old as I was told. When I bought it many years ago, I was told it is from the first quarter of the 20th century.
Dimensions:...

identify mark  Hi
I was wondering if someone could help me with this mark identification
the mark is a bit fuzzy but hopefully it is recognisable

it is from a ...

Ming Incense Burner  Hi
I have a Ming Incense Burner (I think) that is passed down from many generations in China.
I am not sure whether it is genuine and what is the real ...

Large Jade Stamps  I have two large carved jade stamps. I was hoping someone could translate the bottom. I also have a several bronze and silver pieces with marks. Thank ...

Blue and White Censor Pot  Hello -
I picked up a piece yesterday at a thrift store that I believe is Chinese. I thought it was interesting so did a little research and found your ...

tang pottery horse  Peter,just by viewing,a lot of items as much a as you have. Is it pos- for you just by viewing it to give a percentage rate of it being authentic? I'm ...

bowl  Do not know anything about it as it was given to me by a friend so you will be the first people i ask about it to

One more.....  Seal yixing on the base?Can You translate characters?Age?

Zisha or Zhuni clay??  Little,nice,teapot.How old?Can You translate characters?
Zisha?Zhuni?
Thanks.

hand painted vases  how do i find out if my hand painted vases are worth

Old Chinese Rice Compote or Pedestal Bowl?  Hi,
I purchased this from a couple that were friends with a man named "Balls-on Jang" (Don't know the spelling, but I have spelled it as it sounded). They ...

canton ?   Hi peter and all,does this look legit to you. From what little I get out of my searching subject matter, heck after this last hospital stay I'm finding ...

never seen another like it  I have had this many years. Not one of my finds,rather a hand me down. And it even leaves the expert at our local museum guessing. But he has no expert ...

Can anyone identify this bowl?  If anyone has any information about this bowl it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!

Blue and white chinese dish  Blue and white chinese dish

Dehua 8 immortals  I bought this in a charity auction. I think it is from the Qing dynasty. After Peter's advice, I have it cleaned. would like to get it more accurately ...

Yixing teapot??HELP  Hello.
Need help with identification.
Green,old??,little ,beautiful teapot.Can someone help and translate seal mark or tell something more about??
THANKS...

Identification of Chinese Vase  Hi All! Please see photo of vase and marks (looks handwritten) on its underside. The vase is 12.5H and about 24.75 around. It is grey crackle, smooth ...

Antique or Souvenir (with pictures)  This vase has been in my family for a min of 80 years that I have been able to trace. Let me know your thoughts on this piece, where can I begin research ...

bowl  I have a blue chinese looking bowl which I know nothing about. I was wondering if you could give me any info on it please.

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Stamp on a vase I found at a second hand store  Hi everybody...I picked up a beautiful vase at a second hand store and am looking for somebody to identify the stamp/maker of the vase. I'm hoping to have ...

Unusual Chinese plates  Unusual Chinese plates

small figure on a chair   i have had this little china
lady for some years i am keen
to find out more on her can
anyone please help

bowl with three Chinese or Japanes figure  Please can anybody identify a four and a half inch diameter bowl with three Chinese or Japanese figures around it. It was bought at a sale by my mother ...

Can you tell me the value of this plate?  Can you tell me the value of this plate?

Trinket Box  Peter

I am waiting for this to come to me, but I can't wait to see if you have looked at it before.

It is 5"x4"x2"
Engraved silver(plate)and fired ...

Chinese yellow Vase  Hi Peter, I would appreciate if you would give your comments on the vase shown, espcially on its age and mark. The vase has a height of 35 cmm. It seems ...

Tongzhi reproduction?   Can anyone help me identify the markings on this jar? I think the red stamp is Tongzhi? What does the black triangle with the 72 in it mean? Does it ...

problems authenticating tang horse  problems authenticating tang horse

small asian vase maker indentifation  Hello gang! I picked up a small asian vase, stands at only 4", and I was hoping to find out the age and or maker of this piece from the stamp on the bottom....

value of china  I have a set of Blue Willow China. I would like to know what it is worth. Thank You

Where is this vase from?  I bought this vase a few years back in Shanghai. Not sure if I paid too much, but as far back as I can remember, I think I paid like $200 at this antique ...

Which year is this vase from,and whats the value for it  Which year is this vase from,and whats the value for it

Chinese Canton porcelain believed to have been owned used by John Q Adams  My wife has some beautiful Canton procelain. We thought it was Flow Blue but a prominent appraisal house in Dallas told us there was not a market for Canton....

Can anybody help me with these marks please?  I just need someone to tell me what these marks are.

antique store's chinese vase  Hi guys, I am looking for a appraisal of yours. Few years ago I bought this vase in a antique store. I was told it is chinese and old but I can't estimate ...

Antique Chinese Bowl?  Hi, guys,
Could anyone help to identify the bowl please? wondering if it is a Chinese and how old it is?
Thanks a lot!

Real Tongzhi Vase?  I paid $30 for this vase that appears to have Tongzhi markings but I have a few doubts. Please, if anyone can provide insight, I am fascinated with any ...

oriental dish with fans and glaze.  Greeting Peter,

I have obtained a dish with fans and raised enamel and am curious about the mark on the plate..any ideas? I believe e it to be Japanese
...

Qianlong Seal  Hi,

I was wondering if you could help me identify this mark; I believe the two rightmost characters denote Qianlong but I cannot identify the two characters ...

what style decoration this plate?  Peter. Hi. The send big picture plate.Thanks.

Chinese vase   Hi guys,
plese could someone help giving me a appraisal about my vase? I have been told it is a old chinese vase. I paid it a good amount of euros. I ...

Chinese burial tea set  So much for our Professor of Antiquities! He did a good job with the translation though!

I have attached 2 more photos with a higher definition which ...

style decoration   Peter.

Thank you fore answer to my question. I,m sorry,I want ask - what style decoration this plate? Vycheslav.

ANTIQUE JAR  I am sending you this e – mail and some photos of a very old jar I own from my family!
My grand parents told me that it is an antique jar and ...

What's the mark ? Please need help!  I've been searching for some informations for a long time, but noone can tell me from what century is it. (I'm sorry english isn't my motherlanguage). I'...

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Should I clean it or not  I bought a blanc-de-chine piece from a charity auction. I'm happy with it except it has not been kept well. There is a lot of dirt in the grooves. I have ...

Chinese bottle shaped vase.  I believe this vase to be from the Qing dynasty, 1821-1850. Is this correct?
It is 21 inches tall (including the carved wooden stand) and 13 inched diameter....

Gdad vase  This vase originally belonged to my Grandfather who was a marconi (radio) operator for a shipping line. I know he visited China, Singapre and Hong Kong ...

Chinese burial tea set  Hi, I bought this tea set during a business trip to Shanghai in the 1980s to support a US partner company. We were accompanied by a US university Professor ...

No marking oriental bowl  I would appreciate help identifying this bowl. It is 11in and came from an antique store in penn. some decades ago.
It was supposed to have come from ...

what are these are they any good  what are these please help

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....

Vase  Found this Vase 20 years ago along the road in a box that had Sterling Silver Items, Baccarat Crystal Items etc... Could be junk... might not be.. Can ...

unknown porcelain mark  Trying to identify this bowl. The mark looks somewhat like a shield type mark but with only a single horizontal line.
The pic is blurry.

Any thoughts?...

Help with a Chinese symbol  Hi, sorry but this is not a porcelain piece but I was hopeing for some help iding the symbol on the rim. I belive this to be spun brass from China, it ...

Intricate Asian Earthenware Vase  Hi all,

I am looking for any help that you can give me with respect to the vase pictured below. This vase is believed to have been given to my great ...

BIG CHINESE BOWL - Qianlong? 
Any info on when what who and where, would be appreciated. What would the approx value be?

Can anyone translate this mark  Hello all,
I have a punchbowl here with an orange seal on the bottom. The punch bowl has an american flag on it and some designs that resemble a port....

Vase with no mark  This vase has no marks on it

9 Immortals Bowl (or 9 guys goofin' around)  Hi Peter!
We've had this bowl for a while and always liked it and thought maybe it was on the old side. It is 2 1/2" high and 5" wide. Any thoughts ...

Is my porcelain bowl an antique or fake?   I found an large porcelain bowl at my Grandmother's house a few years ago. I looked up the marking on the bottom and it seems to be a match to Qialong....

Lidded Jar with Green Dragon Mark on bottom  I can't find any information on this lidded dish. It's a pale green underglaze with silver overlay. It has a green dragon mark on the bottom. Thanks ...

Chenghua or Chung King?  Hi Peter,
This was from an estate sale. It looks suspicious to us based on it's appearance and your answers to other inquiries, but before we dismiss ...

small Chinese dish  small Chinese dish

wan li plates  Can anyone please identify the subjects of the two Wan Li plates I recently purchased?

Thanks

John

Princesa chinese bowls  I have two bowls that appear to be very old can you tell me anything about them and if they are valuable.One has a handpainted crown on the bottom with ...

LARGE WHITE PORCELAIN STATUE  Hi, I was given this white porcelain (I think) statue that I know absolutely nothing about. The marking on it starts with D P and I didnt have my glasses ...

Markings on bottom of large antique chinese bowl   Do you know what these markings say? I am guessing they note whoever made the bowl. Any idea of how old?

Antique china plate, no manufacturer mark  Can anyone please identify the manufacturer and/or pattern on this china plate? My grandmother had this plate from at least the 1950s. The glazing is ...

5 lohans vase  5 lohans vase

"invisible markings"  I have searched several sites about markings on antique china items, but, nothing on "invisible markings". When held to a light a certain way, they are ...

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pictures of the bowls  I have these two bowls that are in excellent shape, Can you please give me any info on them?

chinese wedding vase Kangxi period  I have a vase described as from the Kangxi period with pictures of a chinese wedding. Searching on internet I don't see many vases with this form and ...

Canton Authenticity - Figure in Tea House  My mother has a nice collection of Canton. She claims authenticity is verified by the figure in the tea house. Can you expound upon this theory. Thanks!...

just curious about this vase  just curious about this vase

unknown  Hello! I have a very strange thing. It seems to be a Chinese ceramics, but it`s shape is very strange. I have no idea what could it be. Please, help me ...

Does anyone know what this is?  This is a great piece to me. I love it. I am not sure if it is authentic though. I have researched the marks and I believe it says Qianlong Period Made....

Old Pitcher  Can anyone tell me the age or the maker of this pitcher, I have no clue, the person that gave it to me, just said it was old.

Blue and white dragon urn  I bought this item in an antique shop. It has a very impressive appearance, and it is roughly 17 inches tall. A quick internet search showed that most ...

Yellow Jars  Hello
Please any comments for period, quality, rarity, maker - would be appreciated.
Regards,
Steve

Chinese Makers Mark & Date Help Request for Tea Caddy's  Hello. I was hoping that someone out there would be able to help me identify an old pair of tea caddies that I have. I believe that they are Chinese ...

chinese war teaset  I have a chinese teaset over 150yrs old, please could you tell me the name of this set and how much it is worth thank you

tonzhi art  Dont know if is a fake or not im new at this

Chinese Spinach Jade  Good Evening,
I'm trying to date this Chinese Incense burner, any thoughts?

It is recommended to try asianart.com for this type of item.

how to tell if a tea set is worth money  trying to find out if the 7 plates and t cups i have are worth money some date back to late 1940's and some to 1816 some have no marks at all ahhh need ...

Follow up...authentic chinese antique?  Following up on my posting from yesterday...I've added some photos of the piece in natural light. Perhaps that will help zero in the authentification ...

Follow up...Authentic antique Chinese Tea cups  Following up on yesterday's posting...I've added some photos of a few of the tea cups in natural light. Perhaps that will aid in their authenticity, dating,...

Follow up...Is this authentic Chinese Imari?  Following up on yesterday's post...I'm adding photos taken in natural light. Perhaps that will help in determining whether it is authentic Chinese Imari ...

authentic chinese antique?  I picked this bowl up in a local antique shop. I'm not sure if it is Chinese, or perhaps Japanese, or whether it is a genuine antique. Any information ...

Authentic antique Chinese Tea cups  I picked these up in a local antiques shop. I'm wondering if they are genuine. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

Is this authentic Chinese Imari?  I picked up several pieces at an antiques shop in North Carolina. I am hoping to get some information on them. A quick internet search suggests that ...

Chinese Wine Jug with Japanese markings   Chinese Wine Jug with Japanese markings

Identify 4 Character Mark Cinese Ceramic  hello curious if anyone could help me to date/identify this piece of chinese ceramic - looks to be quite old any info would be appreciated thanks!

Collection on blue ginger jars...  HI peter,
Any idea of age of these? Also what does the bottom of the 1 say?

Chinese vase with Qianlong mark.  I bought this vase in an auction ($100) and I would like to know how old it is. The mark looks like a Qianlong, but I'm uncertain about the bottom rim ...

chinese vase  i have a chinese vase just wondering if it is the original one, the vase has a red stamp at the bottom with the number 10
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Detailed pictures of plate  Hi peter & james i have taken more detailed pics of plate. on close inspection i can see tiny particles of dirt under the glaze. as you can see in a pic....

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Antique Chinese Bronze Pot  Can anyone help me identify Chinese bronze pot. It has a life-size Salamander chasing a Moth. The detail is extraordinary. You can see each scale on the ...

is this chinese or jaoanese ?  dear hello is this chines or japanes chines ceramic tripod vase

Unknown Plate  Hi I have this old plate ad was wondering if you happen to know any information on it? Thanks

Blue and White Plate  Hi I recently purchased this plate at an antique store. Everything about it appears old. I was wondering if you know of any information about it as its ...

Detailed pictures of bowl  Hi peter. took your advice. looked at close up pics on the gallery. hope these are a little better for you. I have taken a close up to show the foot rim....

Qianlong porcelain ???  Hi,
I am looking for the age of this porcelain. The seal saying come from Qianlond ages(end of 18th century) but I am not sure of it. I picked it up at ...

Is this vase Chinese or Japanese and how old would it be??  I bought this in France because I liked it but cannot find out anything about it, can you help please. Thank you

Octafoil Basin  Hi I purchased this at a local antique mall in florida and it has a wanli mark. I'm guessing it is a fake? It is very heavy and appears to be handmade....

Changua Mark, Ming dynasty vase  hey peter i was wondering as well what do you think about this vase?
it shows a lot of signs to be an authentic piece.
what would be the value for this ...

Jardine.. Can you tell me what it says?  Hi peter,
Can you tell me what the writing on the bottom says? Also any idea of age?

Imari plates  I have 4 plates that have been identified as Chinese and appraised at a possible amount. I am looking for a good appraiser. We live in Arkansas but would ...

red chinese mark bowl   Pictures of bowl and lid with red chinese mark

vase identity  hi
im looking to find out the identity of this vase
or some information on it
cheers craig

Red chinese mark need help identifying   the following is a bowl with a lid
About 10 5/8
with bugs and butterflies
Need to identify name of mark and age

Qianlong goldfish vase  Hi,
Not sure on this one. This piece has the same goldfishes and I believe it may be modern production pieces.

If they are hand-painted, there should ...

Famille rose and other pieces  Hi,
Not sure about these two pieces, both are Qianlong stamped. Both are supposed to be pairs with each other. One is a famille rose peach pair. Both ...

New pictures on chinese vase  New pictures on chinese vase need all info please thanks bob

Chinese vase?  chinese vase five inches high with writing on the sides plus
and floral design and signed on the bottom. Thank you Bob Weaver

Looking for assistance with identifying vase  We are preparing an estate sale and my grandmother has some pieces we cannot identify. I am hoping someone on this blog may have some input as it to it'...

Just for identification  Got this bowl from my god father . i kept it for almost 18 years.

candlestick  hi can any 1one give me any ifommation on this candlestick regards darren i have a pair

Larger pictures of bowl  Hi peter hope these pictures are more clear for you. i have tried to show how thick and vibrant the colours are. thank you jackie.

Please help identify these items. Need help quickly if possible.  Hi Peter,
Can you please help me to identify these items I picked up in Shanghai?

I have tried to find info on the white see thru china but couldn'...

FAMILLE-ROSE DISH....QING-GUANGXU DYNASTY  Hello, can anybody tell me if the little bowl I owm is worth anything.

It is a famille-rose dish, painted with gilt decorated coral-red dragons chasing ...

Matching Blue and White jars  Hi
My son was recently given these two matching Blue and White chinese style jars. I have a feeling they are fake but would you please be able to clarify ...

help in identification of an antique jade bowl with chinese mark  hey,
i was wondering what is the mark on this bowl, i've been looking at a lot of marks, but nothing shows this one, it is an antique white jade bowl....

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Any information on my plate please  Hi. could anybody please help me idenify my plate. i have almost gone bogeyed looking on the internet trying to find the marks on the bottom. 3 green leavs....

Yongzheng Vase  Thank you for taking my inquiry,
I have what I believe to be a Youngzheng period vase. I'd like to know if it's a good bet to be authentic, or perhaps ...

can you identify this vase please,japanese/chinese?  hi
my wife has this vase given to her by her late mother and wants to know anything about it,where its from etc,any help appreciated.

Information on plates (bowls)  Information on plates (bowls)

Help with the mark / signature, please?  Im not even sure its an asian mark. Can you tell me anything about it?

little vase  hello,
i have a little vase,9cm x 4 cm.
do you know something about it?

Vase with two dragons as handle  Hi Peter,

I came across this vase in some of my parents items in storage and since they are no longer around to give me information on this vase, will ...

Need help with 2 vases (part 2)  I am in the process of buying 2 vases and I want to make sure they are truly antique and worth the money. Please help.(I apologize but i could not include ...

Need help with 2 vases  I am in the process of buying 2 vases and I want to make sure they are truly antique and worth the money. Please help.

markings on pitchers  Dear Peter,

I posted two pictures a couple days ago of some marks, but I did not provide what they were on, can you provide information on the items....

TRANSPARENT DIMPLE PATTERNED BOWL  i HAVE NOT FOUND ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THIS UNUSUAL PATTERN
WHICH INCORPORATES APPLE SEED SIZED "DIMPLES' WHICH ARE TRANSLUCENT. I AM NOT AN EXPERT BUT ...

reproducton?  Greetings,

I have two very beautiful vases that I believe are youngzhen period. The exception is they have red stampings and the number 32 is on the ...

Unknown Chinese Mark  Hello Peter. I recently purchased this and I'm unsure of the mark on the bottom. Can u identify it?

Porcelain Kwan Yin Figurine- Chinese or Japanese?  Hello , I just bought this figurine and I am trying to find more about it. The figurine is relatively small - about 6 inches but is don in incredible detail....

Identify the chinese porcelain  Can you please help identify the chinese porcelain? Size:6" (H)

Thank you so much!
Alex

Chines mark help please  Hi Peter, I have this bowl which i picked up as a part lot. It has damage but looks old possibly early Kangxi or earlier but the mark has me stumped. Can ...

CAN YOU HRLP ME WITH ADISH  DEAR PETER HELLO THESE PHO FOR A DISH AT OUT SIDE RIN THERE IS LOOKS LIKE 5 SUN OR SUNFLOWERS SO WHAT DO TOU THINK

can you help me with bowel  HELLO PETER THIS BOWEL GILDED WITH FRUITS IF ITS CHINES WHICH DYNASTY
THANK YOU
MOHAMMED

Help to identify the vase   Hi Peter,
Will you please tell me how old my vase is, Any information you can give me would be appreciated.

Thank you!

John

Help to identify the plate Φ 12“  Hi Peter,
Will you please tell me how old my vase is, Any information you can give me would be appreciated.
Φ12”

Thank you!

John


I have no clue  Looks like cherry blossoms painted on enamel with gold swirls and blue bottom and inside. Trimmed in gold with metal gold base. Any ideas would be appreciated....

Coral Orange Japanese/Chinese holder  This is a very small bowl with lid. It has 2 dragons facing each other with what looks like a small child on each of them. There are symbols written ...

pottery markings  pottery markings

Imari Pitcher  Hello , do you think this is authentic Imari Pitcher?
I managed to find similar marking and it looks that it says happiness. Also do you think it is worthed ...

Old Chinese pottery  Found an old pottery vase(or urn)in an old house in Greenwood, B.C.,Canada.The vase has asian inscription all around the side of it.Thought that it might ...

Makers Mark  Hello, Could you please tell anything about this mark?? I have tried identifying it all to no avail.

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clay tea pot  I have been unable to find any information on the markings on this miniature tea pot, 8.5 cvm long X4.5 cm high. Any hints or help will be greatly appreciated...

Unusual simple rectangular cobalt vase marked CHINA  I would appreciate any information on this piece. It measures 6 1/2" X 4 3/4" X 3". It looks like it was slab built, with clay pressed into the corners....

Blue and White Vases  Hi,
Would be really grateful if you could tell me anything about these three vases and if they are genuine Chinese.

There is no marking on the left ...

Double layer chinese vase and two plates  Hello ! Does someone knows what could be the age of this vase and plates- here are some pictures -. Thanks in advance! Regards!

Is it as old as it says and what does it say?  I purchased this punch bowl from a mini storage sale. At first I thought it just a pretty bowl. I was curious about the mark and decided to look it up ...

tall ceramic vase with china great wall  dear peter hello look kindly at this tall ceramic vase with china great wall what is your comments
best regard
mohammed

can you kindly look at double gound vase  dear peter hello kindly look at double ground porcalain vase vase from china and give us your comments
thank you
mohammed

chinese black washed cup?  Hi Peter, I have no clue where this could be from or if it is na antique so any help would be appreciated.. no markings. thanks Kim

Chinese Plate  Hi Peter,

I have posted pictures of a plate at photobucket.com and would like to know your opinion about its origin and period of manufacture. It has ...

Identify the plate  Hello Peter,

The plate,Size diameter 26.5 cm

Could you please tel me
approximately how old it is and the price ?

thank you

Alex
Vancouver ...

Identify the chinese plate  Hello Peter,

The Chinese plate.

Could you please tell me
approximately how old it is and the price ?

thank you

Alex
Vancouver BC CANADA ...

Identify the chinese big vase  Hello Peter,

The Chinese big vase,size:13"
Could you please tel me
approximately how old it is and the price ?

thank you

Alex
Vancouver BC ...

Identify the big bowl  Hello Peter,

The Chinese big bowl,
Could you please tel me
approximately how old it is and the price ?

thank you

Alex
Vancouver BC CANADA ...

Identify the vase  Hello Peter,

The Chinese vase,
Size :10".
Could you please tel me
approximately how old it is and the price ?

thank you

Alex
Vancouver ...

Identify the big vase  Hello Peter,

The Chinese big vase,
Size :17".
Could you please tel me
approximately how old it is and the price ?

thank you

Alex
Vancouver ...

Identify the big bowl  Hello Peter,

The Chinese big bowl,
Could you please tel me
approximately how old it is and the price ?

thank you

Alex
Vancouver BC CANADA ...

chinese cup trying to find back stamp no luck  hi thanks for lookng i have a chinese cup and bowl both with same back stamps ive tried looking but no luck at all on the back stamps hope you can help ...

Identify the bowl  Thank you so much!

Antique Plate  The attached plate is owned by a neighbor. it is damaged and was found in an old stable adjacent to a house that was built in the 1700s.

It is Cobalt ...

can anyone identify this mark and porcelain  I'm trying to identify this mark and piece of pottery

Chinese bowl  Hi Peter, I hope you all well. can you help with this bowl with a lid. I think it's very beautiful and delicate item with the design of floating fish. I ...

Chinese Vase? What Period? Modern?  Chinese Vase? What Period? Modern?

Chinese fruit bowl from Ming dynasty  Hi, I just want to ask the experts if this fruit bowl that was given to me is a real Chinese
Fruit bowl from the Ming dynasty ,thank you very much for ...

Identify Qing dynasty snuff bottle  Hello Peter,

I have the Chinese
snuff bottle,
mark on the bottom.
Could you please tel me
approximately how old it is and the price ?

thank ...

Identify Chinese big bowl  Hello Peter,

The Chinese big bowl,
Size :6" x 14.5".
Could you please tel me
approximately how old it is and the price ?

thank you

Alex ...

Identify the plate 1  Hello Peter,

I have the Chinese plate,
Size diameter 18.5 cm, mark on the bottom.
Could you please tel me
approximately how old it is and the ...

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Identify the plate 2  Hello Peter,

I have the Chinese plate,
Size diameter 26.5 cm, mark on the bottom.
Could you please tel me
approximately how old it is and the ...

Identify the plate 3  Hello Peter,

I have the Chinese plate,
Size diameter 26.5 cm, mark on the bottom.
Could you please tel me
approximately how old it is and the ...

Identify the plate 4  Hello Peter,

I have the Chinese plate,
Size diameter 26.5 cm, mark on the bottom.
Could you please tel me and approximately how old it is and the ...

Identify Ming dynasty plate  Hello Peter,
I have the Chinese plate,
Size diameter 24 cm, mark on the bottom.
Could you please tel me approximately how old it is?

thank you
...

Identify Qing dynasty bowl  Hello Peter,
I have the Chinese bowl,
Size diameter 18 cm, mark on the bottom.
Could you please tel me approximately how old it is?

thank you

Alex ...

Help identifying and dating this piece of poreclain & brass  I purchased this unique ? whatever it is at a yardsale. It appears handpainted. I am not sure if the frame is brass or bronze, but guessing brass?

A ...

What date do you think this is and do you know anything about the mark on the base?  What date do you think this is and do you know anything about the mark on the base?

Fake or old...  A couple more pics, taken out in daylight. I would say the blue is pretty much the same in real life, as in pics.
The thikness of the plate is the same ...

Teapot  I understand you are a very knowledgeable on Chinese porcelain. And I do not wish to waste your time. I have learned many things reading this blog. Sometimes ...

Porcelain Figurine signed Asian calligraphy handwritten green paint, also blue symbol manufacturer mark with numbers 17/512  Thank you for this opportunity to identify a porcelain musician figurine I have. Please see pictures of identifying marks. It is wonderfully detailed, I'...

what type of China is this?  I have a 12pc dinner set. There are 60 pcs in total. What type is this and is there any value to it?

Please help identify this old bowl  I know absolutely nothing about Asian antiques, but I am pretty sure that his bowl is old. I'm not sure if its Chinese or Japanese. It has no signature ...

Pottery Statue  Could you comment if you think this statue is antique or later reproduction - The head was lost -
Thanks,
SA

antique chinese warrior  Dear Sir i have found in a flea market this antique chinese warrior made4 in ceramic an it seems to be enameled, the sword is restored, measures 15 inches ...

Please identify-2 figures-man and woman, and also foo-dog incense piece?  Hi:
I'd love to know what I have here.

I have 2 figures that seem to be a pair.
The woman is around 26" tall and the man 14".
Both are in perfect ...

miniature porcelain Chinese pot   a miniature porcelain red glazed pot, with a Chinese symbol on both front and back in the centre of the pot and on top of the lid. underneath it has 5 ...

Not sure what this means  We found a vase.....very beautiful....with this mark on the bottom. Can you tell me what this mark is?

Bhudda  Have had the following Bhudda ?? in a display cupboard for many years and am curious to find anything about him.
Country ? Age ? any value

Value  Hi, I have a tea set that has this mark on it and was wondering if it is worth anyhting.

plates  plates

bottle shaped vase   I would like to know if my vase is considered antique . It is beige in color and has crackles.

INFO WANTED ON THIS VASE PLEASE  Dear Peter,
I bought a small celadon vase not too long ago & was wondering if you would know when & or where it might have been made.
The greener colour ...

transition from late Qing to early republic  Hi Peter, a while ago we discussed some of the colors that the Chinese did not use prior to the early republic such as blue and red were never used together ...

Plate  Hello--Can you tell me anything about this plate?

Plate - Fake or Old?  Plate - Fake or Old?

Please Help Identify! Cup Chinese Asian Green Crackled Glaze   I have no idea if these are truly "cups". I only have two and one is slightly larger than the other. The glaze is crackled. They appear to have been ...

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Is this a DESTINATION MARK,.??  Dear,Peter
please,tell me about this strange marks ,.
Thanks a lot,.

Another " Kendi " blue & white with strange marking   Another " Kendi " blue & white with strange marking

Large Chinese Buddha  Large Chinese Buddha

INFORMATION SOUGHT ON THIS CELADON JAR PLEASE.  Dear Peter,
I have this greyish/ aqua blue glazed jar which is about 8" high with moulded decoration all around, plus the applied shapes of dragons & face ...

Trying to find where this vase came from (website showing its worth etc)   There is a vase that is said to be original from Ming dynasty worth about 2 million RMB
and I am trying to just confirm that.

flower bowl  Hi Peter
here is a bowl that I found at my local goodwill storeI has writing almost all the way around and on the bottom of course I am clueles as to ...

Big Jardiniere  Hello,
I'd greatly appreciate any help I can get in identifying the age of a jardiniere. It's amongst the things left over from my grandmother's estate....

Small Moonflask ( 15cm hight ) Unfinished Green Glazed  Small Moonflask ( 15cm hight ) Unfinished Green Glazed

The Exotic Meiping Vase ( 27cm high ) Rare Green Glazed  The Exotic Meiping Vase ( 27cm high ) Rare Green Glazed

next photos of twins Celadon dish  here the signs of age
& heavy Celadon Dish,.

Large Celadon Dish Late Yuan or Early Ming  thick green glazed,,glossy
raised carved KUI DRAGON & 2 Dragon chasing fire Ball
Turbulence cloud
also carved on rim base
Is it late Yuan or early ...

what do you thing of this box  DEAR PETER I SEND THESE PHO FOR GINGER JAR WITH SEAL ,SO WHAT DO YOU THINK?
THANK YOU
MOHAMMED

Chinese Vases  Hi there,

I have these two vases which I believe to be Chinese. I've been browsing the site, but I can't seem to determine when/where they are from ...

Tea cup?   Another interesting piece I have no idea about... Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance,
Jenna

Looks to be an old ginger jar to me.... Any info Peter?  Here is a lovely teal colored jar which appears to have been a ginger jar. I have a collection of these from on e of my clients and was wondering if ...

Blue & White Bowl China  Hi Peter I found your blog from Google and I really like it! Just wondering if you could help identify the approx age of this bowl for me please?

Chinese Yellow crackled glaze Vase Question  Hello I will appreciate any information regarding this beautiful vase. Unfortunately it is unmarked but I am almost sure that it is Chinese. It is yellow ...

Chinese candle sticks  Chinese candle sticks

chinese vase  can somebody help with the value or history or any info on the vase pictured. iam trying to gather information on it ...its hand painted and seems to have ...

I purchased a chinese porcelain and brass handled pot at an estate sale...  I purchased a chinese porcelain and brass handled pot at an estate sale...

Wooden statue identificaton  I bought this statue and I am trying to identify it. Can anyone help?

Thanks

Large blue and white charger  This large plate was acquired by my mom in Indonesia just after WW2 and brought home in 1949. I don't know anything about it. Can someone let me know whether ...

Two oriental vases  Hi there,

My grandma has sent me a picture of the marks on some oriental vases she has and I'm trying to translate them.

The first is from the bottom ...

" Kendi" IVORY YELLOW COLOR,EXPORTED FOR ISLAMICT ART MARKET ( SILK ROAD )  " Kendi" IVORY YELLOW COLOR,EXPORTED FOR ISLAMICT ART MARKET ( SILK ROAD )

LATE YUAN OR EARLY MING "SMALL MEIPING VASE" (21cm high) WITH SCROLLING GRAPE FRUITS SPRAY  LATE YUAN OR EARLY MING "SMALL MEIPING VASE" (21cm high) WITH SCROLLING GRAPE FRUITS SPRAY

SANCAI BOWL NUMBER 2  Have added 4 images of bowl number 2.

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SANCAI GLAZED BOWLS WITH IRON RED BODY  SANCAI GLAZED BOWLS WITH IRON RED BODY

Chinese Dish - Wondering Authenticity and Value  I've had this dish for a few years and it finally took a tumble for the worst. Its approximately 7" in diameter with a definitive mark on the bottom. Someone ...

metal jar  i have a old metal chaina jar
can you help me on it
thanks

Request for Translation of Ginger Jar Lettering  Can anyone please translate the text on the bottom of the ginger jar in the attached photo? In addition, can you kindly provide information the age and ...

MASSIVE DISH PORCELAIN ( BLOODY RED ) RAISED CARVED DRAGON  Dear Sir,,.
please give me more explanations about this remarkable thing,.,.diameter= 59cm many flakes green glazed on top of the rim,.& spider cracks ...

RARE GREEN BIG SHALLOW BOWL VERY IMPORTANT THING  Dear Sir,,.
please help me to identify this Chinese's ancient work of art,.no marking on the base,.but I've found this along with Sumali,.Raised Enameled ...

SUMANI / SUMALI /SUNIPO ( Sumatra Island ) base strange Marking  THE LAST ONE,.raised up carved Dragon with multy colors
all in 41/42 cm across ,.

SUMANI / SUMALI /SUNIPO ( Sumatra Island ) base strange Marking  The second one,. SO SMOOTH & SO STRONG COBALD BLUE
so many sprinkle dots on surface,. & I"M SUR THIS ONE EXECUTED BY IMPORTANT POTTER AT THAT TIME,.
Thanks,...

SUMANI / SUMALI /SUNIPO ( Sumatra Island ) base strange Marking  I had 3 pieces these Magnificent Ancient work of art,. would you help me to give me more information,.cause I do love this collections,.

Best Regards,...

IVORY YELLOW COLOR MASSIVE BOWL WITH FRUITS SPRAY  please help me to identify this Important Thing,. from what period of early Ming,.Thanks a lot,.

ginger jar  can anyone please tell me about this ginger jar

the emperor gift?  Hi Peter,

I really need your help to identify this yellow jar. It has a picture of phoenix and lotus, and also a six handles (which is rare as I survey ...

floral bowl  Hi peter
I found this bowl at my local goodwill store and was wondering what it's origin it's is the reason I thought of sending it to you is because ...

Please help me....  Hi Peter,
Please help me to identify and give me some information about this blue and white dragon plate..

Thank you

Any info concerning this Y.Y. Dish and Saucer?  The dragons and designs are raised. Any info (date, history, etc.) would be appreciated. Thank you.

aj

Cream and sugar   Can you tell me anything about these two pieces? New or Old?

Ancient Chinese Vase? Any help appreciated.  I'm not sure what I have here but I thought I would get an educated opinion before I shelled out money for a professional appraisal. Anyway, I found this ...

Please Help me to Identify ...  can anyone tell me anything about this plate? thanx.
approx. age, etc.

Identfy my maker of china ( I think )  I have 6 piece Tea set,3 plates & tea pot, creamer & sugar bowl. I can't find who the manufacture is. It has on the bottom a black rectangle, about ...

"Kangxi" old base and new body - photos of the "new" body  Hi Peter

Following technical problems last night - images of the Kangxi bottle vase's exterior - shot in daylight.

Note the following:

-slightly ...

Wanli Shipwreck - better photo of mark  Hi Peter

I accidentally uploaded the same blurry photo of the mark. Here it is again in clearer imagery, a bit.

Regards
J.Lim

Famille Rose Dish - 18th century??  Hi Peter

A brand new query this time, with proper photos.

I got this dish at a ridiculously low price at a local auction. The auction house described ...

Wanli shipwreck bowl - Enigmatic mark (better photos) 
Hi Peter

Again I hope you remember this issue.

1. Does the mark on the base of this bowl mean anything with this marginally better photo? Remember,...

Old base and new body? Kanxi Vase (Improved Photos)  Hi Peter

Again, I hope you remember the strangely new looking Kangxi vase I wrote you about with the strangely old looking base.

I am now uploading ...

"Antique" tea cup or bowl - Improved Pictures  Hi Peter

I hope you remember that I posted some blurry pictures of this teacup, sold to me at auction as an "Oriental, antique" bowl. You kindly gave ...

Identity of Chinese tea set for Western Export  Hi from Australia
I was cleaning out my parent's china cupboard (that is mostly filled with English porcelain) & surprisingly, I found this hand painted ...

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Who made this ?   Hello, I fell completely in love with this stunning item I believe is a fish bowl, that I found in a charity shop :) Id love to know who and where it originated ...

Chinese/Japanese Pitcher & Basin  I would be very grateful if you could tell me whether my pitcher and basin is Chinese or Japanese, and also, whether anyone is able to identify the markings ...

Please Help on Identify the Dynasty which it Originates - Is it Worth?   Hi Please help me 1. Interpret its meaning. 2. Identify the age of the emblem or WHAT Dynasty it comes from in China.

I would really appreciate it. I ...

Help Identifying Teapot and cup and saucer  Hello-
This white teapot and cup and saucer have supposedly been in the family for a long time, (Cape Ann area of Massachusetts). I have heard they are ...

Famille Rose vase?  Hi just bought this vase for peanuts thought it looked nice seems to be hand painted, I have no ideas about chinese ware so any help about this item would ...

look kindly at qinq vase  DEAR PETER HELLO KINDLY LOOK AT PHO FOR TOP QUALITY VASE FROM CHINA ,QINQ DYNASTY
BEST REGARD
MOHAMMED

chinese vase with top  I am posting picture of the bottom pictures of the urn vase whatever you want to call it wonder if anyone knows its origin they are older I do know that....

duck,duck, goose  I found this porcelin duck or goose at the goodwill I thought the eyes were very unusual, it say its from Taiwan ROC but I haven't been able to find the ...

help to identify Chinese pot  Hi
Could you please help me to identify this pot.Is it Chinese or Japanese?
Have any value? or just new product.

Three gourd cartouche signature on Japanese vase  Good morning, the vase in question bears this three gourd design with signature. There seem to be two methods of design - and two different forms of glaze....

SNUFF BOTTLE WITH BONE SCOOP   HI PETER,
I THOUGHT IF ANYONE WOULD KNOW WHAT THIS WAS IT WOULD BE YOU. THE OWNER OF THIS BELIEVES THIS TO BE AN 18TH CENTURY SNUFF BOTTLE. IT APPEARS ...

Blue Chinese Vase  Can someone tell me if this has any value or what era its from

Chinese Fish Bowl Planter  Found this Chinese Fish Bowl Planter that I would like more information on. Is it a newer one, or an older one? Does anyone know what the symbols on the ...

chinese porcelain vase?  My wife inherited a blue and white porcelain vase, she is the 4th generation to own this vase, unfortunately the top of the neck is broken because it rinsed ...

Tongzhi?  Hi. I was wondering if anyone could help me to identify this jar. It is approximately 8.5" tall and 9" wide. It is handpainted and has Chinese writing ...

chine vase and bowl?  We were given the porcelain vase and bowl and wondered if they are antique Chinese porcelain? and from what era?

Tongzhi marks  Recently there was a good discussion about Tongzhi marks. I downloaded some that I found on Christy's (mostly) and Sotheby's websites for all to see and ...

What books do you recommend?  Hi Peter
I am sort of a newcomer to Chinese porcelain collecting. I am trying to build a library of books. I have already got the following:

Li, He,...

Japanese Figure  Hello, I would be most grateful for any help in identifying this figure of a Japanese man sitting on straw bales.He has a mallet? in his hand, and a sack ...

is my Chineese tea set worth anything??  Hi i have been searching on the internet for any information on my chineese set i was given, and have been wondering if it is of value or worth getting ...

Hand-painted pottery/jar   Hi there Peter, I am glad that after a long search of an expert I found you. I have this inherited item with marks unknown to me. Perhaps, its not only ...

Japanese metal box with dragon and writing  Hi there, Im looking to aquire some help with this metal box. Does anyone know what it is or what it says on the either box lids? Cheers John

colbolt blue teacup saucer gole with flower overlay  There are no identifying markings on this set of four that I have. Can anyone tell me anything about them?
Thank you for your time.

Famille-rose porcelain ?  Hi Peter, This is the second piece I picked up at the estate sale. I have been trying to research the piece on the internet. I am novice and having trouble ...

Crackled Glazed?  Dear Peter,
I picked up two items at my first estate sale. I am definitely a novice who needs help. I will post the two items separately. This one I think ...

Possible antique coffeepot?  I researched online and found that items with "Made in China" could still be antiques. I was wondering if it is possible that this is?

I also wondered ...

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A Chinese Porcelain Pillow  Hi Peter,
I bought this piece from an estate sale, I believe it's a porcelain pillow, would you please help me identify the age, klin etc?
Thanks,
Jerry...

Blue and white 'dragon' baluster vase and cover  Dear Peter
This vase seems unusual, it has 'gold' metal inlaid rims to the foot, the neck and on the edge of the lid (not gilt or painted). I've not ...

what is this?  can anyone tell me anything about this plate? thanx.
chinese or japanese, approx. age, etc.

small enamelware bowls 2.5 inches  Any help on these would be much appreciated - enamel over metal of some sort I think.

IS THIS ANTIQUE  CHINESE BOWL

is this chines ewer  dear peter is this chines ewer?
thank you
mohammed

Flower Vase  Flower vase bought in India.Height is about 7 inches.Could you provide your opinion on the age and authenticity of the product

fo dog   Hey guys, I love the shi shi, or fo dogs. I picked up this one at a thrift store for ten bucks, love it, got to lookin at it and started wondering if ...

just wanting to know what this mark mean  Just wondering what this is

picture?

Antique or Vintage Chinese Porcelain Plates?  I am interested in learning as much as possible about these plates including where and how they were made, who made them, when they were made, for whom ...

Japanesse Bowl  Hi Peter,
could you identify about the age and what is the marks meaning?
Thank you.

"Antique" teacup or bowl - how old?  Dear Peter
Yet a third question, regarding a small cup or bowl.

This one I also bought at auction, but this time it was in fact represented as being ...

Old base and new body? My Kangxi vase and age  Dear Peter
A second question from me. And I apologise for my awful camera skills.

Yesterday I bought a vase at an auction. The auction did not make ...

Wanli Shipwreck porcelain - enigmatic mark  Dear Peter
I recently ordered a very nice landscape bowl from Sten Sjostrand's fine website. Naturally I am unconcerned about authenticity. However, there ...

Chinese warming tureen  Chinese warming tureen

Kangxi marks  Hi peter...thank you for your comment on the previous question...
here I would like to ask about kangxi marks on the porcelain...it's look like a vase ...

Chinese marks on silver tea set  This forum is specialized on ceramics. I would suggest trying asianart.com.
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My great aunt brought back this tea set from China sometime ...

No markings  Hi, I inherited this plate from my foster mother but have been unable to find anything about it since there are no markings on the reverse. Any help would ...

Seal script  Hello,
I was wondering if anyone can read the artist's name on this seal? I know the first character is jia.

Chinese pot  Hi
I'm trying to find out about this pot. It has a wonderful scene of mountains,pagodas and boats.
The image is very watery that's why it maybe looks ...

Chinese pitcher, porcelain, white with blue dragons  Do you have any idea what this pitcher is? It belonging to my Mother-in-law and she has passed away.
Thank you for your time and consideration.

Chinese Warming Tureen  Hi Peter,
I purchased this blue and white Chinese three piece tureen many years ago. It has a Foo dog on the lid and lion mask supports for the metal ...

is it real from qianlong period?  Hi...I have some porcelain to identify...could you help me please?
kindly open this link to identify...
www.flickr.com/photos/laoladee/sets/72157627891644844/...

how old is this pair of porcalain vases?  DEAR PETER THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP ,HOW OLD IS YHRSR PAIR OF PORCALAIN VASES WITH COPPER RIM
THANK YOU
MOHAMMED

Chinese or European  Dear Peter,
Could you please tell me this square box is European or Chinese. Its has stamped on the back look like little fish.
Just want to know before ...

antique chinese lamp query  I was given this lamp by my Mother who was able to go thru my Aunt's belongings after she passed away. My Aunt's Grandfather worked as an engineer in ...

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Please help with identification  Any assistance with would be greatly appreciated.I very much enjoy your blog. I would like to know where and when this bowl was made. Hope the pictures ...

vase  Hello!!, i´m from Argentina and i have this vase from my family and i don´t know the date or the meaning of this large vase, thanks a lot for helping me,...

IS THIS CERAMIC VASE ORIGINAL?  DEAR THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP ,THESE PHO FOR SMALL PRCALIAN VASE FROM CHINA WITH SEAL ,FRIENDS SAWSENILAR IN DEFRENT COLOR IN MUSEUMS ,DO YOU THINK ITS ...

Asiac plate  Hello,
Do you have information about this plate ?

14 cm

Thank you

Snuff Bottle with Carved Butt Guyuexuan Mark  Lobed Porcelain double gourd Snuff Bottle with Carved Butterflies and Vines Guyuexuan Mark on the bottom

Dimensions: Height: 2-1/4 in. (6 cm.) ...

could ...

is this authantic kangaxi ginger jar  DEAR HELLO THESE PHO FOR GINGER JAR DO YOU THINK ITS A COPY?
BEST REGARD
MOHAMMED

Chinese wine pot  Any information on the age or valve of this wine pot would be greatly appreciated.

brass bowl with chinese writing engraved..??  here is another piece i have no idea about... any suggestions?

two "china" marked old dishes any idea what they are?  any idea about what these could be? they are very fragile and believed to be old... hand painted in good condition.... let me know any info would be ...

ginger jar blue/white need help!!  please can some one help me identify the few couple of pieces i have that i know are old but i dont know how old....

Antique Chinese Bowl  Bowl has etched softly colored floral design on porcelain with a dragon and a bird draped around the top edge. Bowl measures 5.25 inches by 3.25 inches,...

Vintage Bowl  I recently sent a picture of a vintage bowl I purchased.I noticed the markings on the bottom were not clear in the picture I sent.I am sending a close ...

Wrong chinese character  If one of the chinese characters of the mark is wrongly written, does it mean it is a fake antique?
Thanks
Nicole

Qianlong Dynasty  Hi,

Is it possible to know what the value range of this piece may be?

Thanks
John

Blue and white double-gourd porcelain vases  Hello Peter,

can you tell me if these are nineteenth century vases or older or younger.(I assume that they are Chinese)
I want only like to know their ...

couple of figurines  Hi Peter thank You for your response on the plates. I have these 2 I guess they are bust but not sure of the origin. on the bottom they have the initials ...

Chinese or japanese  I bought these plates a my local GW store and they reminded me of a giant flower I don't know if they are Chinese or Japanese they are blue and white and ...

Identifying period and age of Famille Verte plates  I would really appreciate some help in identifying the age and period of a pair of Famille Verte plates in my posession. Also some information about the ...

ID Vase with one line Mark.  Brought back this vase from china a few years ago. It was from a very private old collection. The mark on the bottom is horizontal, and I have not seen ...

Help ID marking on this bowl   Please help ID markings on this bowl

Help ID these vase  Please help id markings, I had these many years got them from my grandmother in 96. One is a single bud vase with markings on the bottom.
The other one ...

Chinese pocelain  I would like to get the information about Chinese plate. The plate is about 41.50cms and stamped on the back as show on the picture.

Could anyone help ...

Chinese Tea Set  Chinese Tea Set

Chinese Marks on Brass Trinket box?  Hello I was Wondering if anybody can interpret the marks on this Brass trinket box. It has a Black enamel like surface with 3 balls (circles) which are ...

Trying to identify vase  Hello -- I recently purchased a home and this vase was among some items left behind by the previous owner. Before I give it away, I wanted to make sure ...

DOES THIS MARK LOOK AUTHENTIC  HI Peter,
wondering if this mark is authentic or not?
regards, Andrew

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Tea set  Could anyone tell me about this tea set that I purchased at a yard sale? It appears to be hand painted, and each cup and saucer has a different Chinese ...

What year would this be?  I found this wonderful tea set at a yard sale and was just wondering what year it is. It has all identical marks on each piece. It doesn't seem to ...

Oriental Vase  I am looking for some information on this vase. I inherited it from my Grandfather who claimed that he found it in the corner of an antique store, covered ...

vase  Hello.
I have a vase that comes with a lid.I bought that vase in thrift shop a while ago.It has a picture of a peacock that is beautifully colored in ...

GINGER JAR ?  Can you identify this jar it was given to my wife my her great grand father who got it from the far east whilst in the navy.
Thanks Martin

Seven rim Vase. Qianlong mark?  Hi, I picked up this vase at Goodwill. It was filthy and had hard water deposits inside but I thought it looked unusual and I couldn't resist buying it....

[MORE] on oriental tea set.   This is gonna be tough. I have know way to have a picture of the marks on the bottom of this set. In the earley to mid 60's my grandparents went to japan....

Anybody know what this is?  Does anybody here know what this is? I have a few plates like this that has been in the family for a long time. Unfortunately everybody that may have been ...

This small pot and lid were left to me by my late brother...  This item was left to me a year ago by my late brother. I have been unable to find out anything about it. He served in the US Army for over 21 years and ...

Would love to know more about this cool little statue  Hi,
I would like to know more about a little statue I recently acquired. The statue sits roughly 5 inches high 1 1/2 inch wide. One side looks a little ...

Green Crackled Vase  12 inch tall green crackled wide mouth vase with orange looking rust spot on the bottom- can someone help me indentify this please

Little Asian bowls with Peaches inside  Hello,
Thank you for having this helpful site :)

I bought these little bowls at an auction this past week mostly because of the cute little peaches ...

Double Gourd Vase  I would very much appreciate your opinion regarding the likely age and origin of my Gourd vase. It was sold to me as Chinese but now I wonder if it is ...

What does the tea bottom stamp mean? Who is the maker? What's the year?  Hi,

It will be very nice If anyone can help me to find out the story behind my friend's teapot.

Attached is the photo of the teapot bottom stamp....

Asian Vase  Dear Peter,
I wrote you a few days ago about an Asian vase I supposed to be Chinese and you said it could be rather Japanese.I send you a few more pictures....

goa-po ceramic  small item from goa-po has yellow bird sitting on green branch with red flowers what era is gao-po?

CHINESE VASE MARKINGS  I PURCHASED THIS VASE AT A GOODWILL STORE, IT IS RETICTULATED AND HAS RICE PAPER OVER THE HOLES ON THE INSIDE, WHEN YOU LIGHT A CANDLE IN IT IT GLOWS VERY ...

Large 24" 18lb Asian Bowl and stand  Hello, I have received this bowl and was wondering if you might know what it is. (original or fake) Any info you might have is greatly appreciated. It ...

GENUINE IMPERIAL YELLOW OR NOT.  HI Peter,
I have this yellow glazed item & one other Yongzheng Imperial marked vase, but in the past, I have submitted other pieces, which I judged to ...

PETER REGARDING SEAL SCRIPT  Hi again Peter.
I know porcelain is your field, but I was wondering if you might be able to shed some light on this script which is carved on the base ...

PETER COULD YOU IDENTIFY THIS GREEN GLAZED POT?  Hello again Peter,
thanks again for your comments regarding Sancai ware....I really need to learn about oriental shapes, sounds like a huge amount of ...

Chinese Vase  Dear Peter,
My grandmother has this vase for a number of years.She came in Romania from Odessa(Ucrain) during the II World War.
She always told us that ...

blue and white bottles  A pair of bottles one rather badley repaired i am afraid (not by me i hasen to add) Are they fake the glaze looks quite shiny bought in asia whare they ...

2 Chinese tea sets  My Aunt has recently pas away and left two chinese porcelain tea sets which I am lead to beleive have been in the family a very long time, I would like ...

19th Century Chinese Vase?  Just wondering and trying to confirm the identity of this type of vase. Father purchased in China in the mid 1980's who told him it was antique.

Any ...

vase??  hi ive has this vase for quite a while. i cant find any information on it. any help or advise would be most appreciated.

thanks

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Pitcher and 6 Mugs  Have pitcher and six mugs all painted with heads of various dog breeds. Would appreciate any info on origin, age, value, etc.

some old vases  i have few friends who want to know the authenticity and rarity of the items they are having. sorry in advance as most of the items i do not have the bottom ...

antique china tea set  I have a tea set, as described below, purchased in the 1930s in NYC by my grandmother. the word "China" is stamped on the bottom of some of the pieces,...

Hand Painted China vase with Gold Edging - No Marks  I have learned that when they have no marks it could mean several things - 1. purchased in the country where it was made thus needing no marks for export ...

My Late Mum's Beautiful Plate  Hi There,
Among my Late Mother's Posessions is this Lovely Plate. It was hanging on her wall and I always thought it was Spode or something similar.

But ...

Small little plates from China? What age? from Becky  Hello;
I found these four small plates at a yard sale yesterday. They are about 2.5 inches round. I have no idea on the age or what they are used ...

Plate  Hi Peter,
Please help me to identify this plate

thanks,
Sari

ANTIQUE CHINESE TEA SET  Dear Sir:

May I know from what period is this tea set from? I inherited this from my great great grand mother. The chinese markings on the bottom of ...

oriental lidded pot  does anyone have any information on the attached please

Asian Jar  I purchased this jar at an auction very inexpensively and can't find anything like it online, jar is about 6 inches in height, so I have nothing to compare ...

Hi I have this ginger jar and I was wondering if you could tell me anything about it.  I have really dont know much about this jar I have. If would would be able to tell me anything about it or how old it is I would appreciate it.
Thank ...

HELP NEEDED TO APPROXIMATE AGE OF SANCAI VASES.  Hello again Peter,
I acquired a pair of sancai glazed vases.
Some larger crazing to glaze, which stops neatly above the base.
Base rim has been hand ...

faux bois brush pot  Hi Peter,

What do you think of this brush pot? It is 8.5 inches wide. The bottom unglazed part is very smooth. I suspect I am not fortunate enough ...

charger -enlarged photos  charger -enlarged photos

I'm sure I have found a mark match but am curious about border.  Hi Peter and All,

I have been sitting in front of my monitor for a day and a half trying to identify a mark on a bowl I got from family. I went back ...

red qianlong mark on charger size plate  I have a charger size plate with a red qianlong mark but I notice there is also a 4A mark on the plate and assume that may mean it is a reproduction. I ...

Value  Hi we inherited a chinese vase and would like to know if it is of any value we have found out it is a Youngzheng Nian Zhi vase it is exactly the same ...

Chinese Jade Brush Rest With Seal Mark  Hi, Can anyone tell me what the seal marks mean that are stamped on the back of my Chinese brush rest? Thanks for your time. Warm Regards, Sally

Vase with a dragon  This vase I bought to match my other Chinese objects and then discovered that it had a label underneath. It is about 23 cm high. I would like to know what ...

Blue and white jar  I bought this jar at a flea market a while ago. It is marked with two blue circles underneath and is similar to the Chinese cracked ice china that I have ...

Brush pot  This brush pot has been in my possession for a while. It measures 15 cm in height and is unmarked underneath. I wonder how old it is and if it has any ...

Ornate Chinese Platter  This platter/plate if about 14.5" and is very detailed with gold trim. As always, I appreciate any information that you can share.

Barbara

One More China With Peaches  This plate is about 13.5". And is another piece I inherited from my grandparents. It seems of higher quality than the smaller pieces you have already reviewed....

pewter cream&sugar  I found this cream and sugar bowls, at my local thrift store I was womdering if you or someone else knows anything about them they are pewter and have ...

Wondering if you could tell me anything about this plate?  HI I got this plate and I believe it says its from the guangxu time period but I dont know if it is real or fake.

Green Vase  My vase?

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Identification  Dear Peter, can you tell me what is written on this plate and make some valuation. My grand grand mother had it at her place and we don't have idea what ...

Chinese Charger Identification  My wife and I bought several items while in the Far East we have contacted local auction houses in the UK to try to indentify and value them but have not ...

immortals  not sure if this is a genuine Kangxi period vase ,but I love the size the characters and the expressions on the faces of what I believe to be Taoist immortals....

valuable?  vase with dragon?

thanks

orange flowered bowl or plate  Hi, Peter
I wanted to thank you for all your help it has educated me a little cause I knew nothing before this blog and I wanted to say thank you before ...

Anything you can tell me about this vase :)  Hi I won this vase recently and would like to know what the writing and red marks mean or say. Any help will be appreciated thank you for your help.

vase   Hi this is my vase. it is approx. 3ft high and 14inches wide I have no idea what it is or the value. I bought it at a estate auction 10years ago. I look ...

help with Large Chinese bowl  hello, I just got this cool chinese bowl and i need help identifiying it.
I would like to know who made it, how old it is and how much its worth.
It'...

Ching/Republican vase additional photos  Peter,
In case they are of interest, here are three additional close-up photos of my vase. I made them higher resolution too.

Unknown Mark   Hi, can you help me with this plate? it has some unknown mark above the plate. wonder what it is. is that plate from china and is that antique or fake?...

Identify these Yixing Teapot Marks.  These two marks were found on a huge Yixing Teapot. I don't know anything about it, except its really big (20") in perfect condition and looks like a work ...

Probably a fake Ming Underglazed  Dear Peter,
This item I'm doubly thing is a fake Red Ming underglazed, compare to the other one you say that is a uncompletly creation... hahaha

Regards,...

Famillia Rose  Hi peter I have these 3 small Famillia Rose plates 2 are marked with china and 1 isn,t the 3 are slightly different in color but all are of bumpy texter ...

chinese or japanese  My sister has had this vase for a number of years she bought at a yard sale and has never known anything about it except that it is Asian could you please ...

Q'ing Period Chinese Vase or in style of?  I purchased this Chinese vase at an estate sale about 10 years ago and would appreciate any thoughts on what I might have from those of you with experience ...

large plate or charger  Sorry I accidently didn't send the other pictures of the plate, I hope the help with identifying it a little more.Thank you for your input.

Tiny Jar, Famille Verte or Rose, old or new? And help with Bowl's ID  Hello, two items to submit for help with what they are and from when please? Thanks!

Famille Rose and Qing marking   Hello, please tell me anything you can about this vase I bought while antique shopping. Is it Famille Rose, and is the Qing underglazed red mark authentic ...

brass bowl old chinese mark? need info please  we have an old bowl with ten elephants in lovely releif around it it is brass and it is marked on the bottom of the bowl we would like more info please...

Vase and mark identification  Vase and mark identification

Red Ming underglazed?  Dear Peter,
This is another item I need your comments n identification, my observation say it is probably a Red Ming underglazed ware and is a shipwreck,...

Is this a reproduction ? xuande mark on Teapot  Can anyone tell me if this teapot is a Modern repo?

Identifying mark on vase  Hi I am new to your blog and would like some input from anyone that may recognize this mark on the bottom of this vase. Thanks for your help.And happy ...

large plate or charger  I recently purchased a B&w that looks like a charger at a goodwill. I don't know the origin but it has 3 rings on the bottom and the design is flowers ...

Rice Bowl? Really neat Dragon & Bird with Gold Trim  Another Bowl that I was told is a rice bowl but I really don't know for sure. Has a really neat dragon & bird scene and the bowl has some gold trim (some ...

Rice Bowl? With Beautiful Bird Scene  I have this bowl and I was told that it is a rice bowl, but other than that I know nothing about it. I was hoping someone might have some insight. Thank ...

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Small Bowl with Very Beautiful Oriental Scene  I found this bowl & just loved the artwork on it. I don't know anything about it, but was wondering if maybe you did. I am posting a couple other larger ...

Chinese Jar  I am new to this site and collecting. I purchased a jar at an estate sale (pictured) and am curious if it is a copy, who made it and its actual use. I ...

monochrome plate  Hi Peter,
Here is the other item I talked about. It is about 16 inches wide and 3 inches deep. Fairly well potted. You can see the underside center ...

HELP NEEDED TO IDENTIFY AGE OF THIS VASE.  Hi Peter,
have had this one for quite a while also, I thought it a robin's egg blue glaze vase...but the base looks like something I've never seen in ...

HELP TO IDENTIFY THIS VASE  Hi Peter,
I have had this very small vase for quite some time now & thought it a recently made piece, if so, could you confirm this,as then I would know ...

Red Dragon Bud vase?  mini dragon vase - help

planter with painted Red fish inside  large planter Help

vases  painted vases don't know what they are help please

Blue & White Porcelain Jar -- Antique or 20th Century Replica?  I recently bought this jar at a flea market and noticed a mark on the bottom when I got it home. I was wondering what this mark signifies and whether ...

bowl  some type of Immortal bowl with birds and dragon and hous e like markings underneath.. don't know what it is heeeelllppp

Pot with lid  Hi peter,
Can someone tell me of which period this pot with lid is.
I think that he is marked with JU REN TANG ZHI.
Best regards and thanks for your ...

unknown marks   Hi Peter,

can someone help me with the next mark and text on the objects.
I think that they are paper weights,but I am not certain.
you can see larger ...

chinese vase  Hi Peter,

I have recently bought this vase,Can this vase be of the Guangxu period or is this a recent copy ?
you can find pictures on photobucket.

s1115....

Qing cup?  Hi Peter,
I am impressed by your expertise on Chinese porcelain and thank you for sharing your expertise. I got this cup recently in part because of ...

Small Red Dragon Bud Vase?  anyone know what this is

Porcelain Bowl  I don't know what this is
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Identify period of this Chinese Vase  I picked up this vase in the Far East in the late 90's as a chinese vase and have always been fascinated by the faces on the vase side as they remind me ...

chinese?  Hi Peter
Ca you help me to recognize this item?

Thanks

Joanna

Chinese rice/soup bowl set  This is one of a set of 5 that I picked up at an estate sale. The only mark I could figure out is the "longevity" on the spoon. It all seems to be hand ...

2 POTS FROM BURMA, CIRCA 1943  CAN YOU GIVE ME ANY ADVISE AS TO WHAT THESE ARE WORTH AND WHERE I MAY MARKET THESE TIEMS?

Black Song?   Dear Peter,

What can this black dishes? need your opinion....

Regards,
Kenny

Chinese export teapot ??  I found this teapot in an older home in Vermont. It seems to be of exceptional quality. The crab finial on the lid is fantastic. Need help identifying?...

Photo of yellow-glaze vase  Photo of yellow-glaze vase

Chinese bowl  I have a chinese bowl approx 30cm diameter and wish to identify the marks on the base. Photo attached

In the bowl decoration there is another mark ...

Shen De TAng Made   I have 2 Chinese bowls with marks that may date them to Emperor Daoguang of the Qing Dynasty/ Shen De TAng Made. Can anyone help me authenticate them?

identification fake or real antique?   can you help me identify if this items are fake or real antique
thank you rupert from the Philippines

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Pleae help identify the seal scipt on this tea set  My best friend was left this tea set from her sister's estate, but we can't find where the mark comes from. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank ...

Virgin or a fake ewer?  Dear Peter,

What about this ewer?

Regars,
Kenny

Chinese ceramics from shipwreck  Hi Peter,

I got several Chinese ceramics found from shipwreck when Michael Hatcher illegally excavated shipwrecks in one of Indonesia seas several years ...

What is this?  Dear Peter,

I try to find out what periods this item, but never got the answer, I hope you can help me,

Regards,
Kenny

What does this Chinese mark mean?  Hello,

I just opened my old grandfather's cubboard and found the Chinese jar with such Chinese mark. I already showed and asked a question to one of ...

Ming?  Dear Peter, can you help me to identify this item? is it imitation or fake?

Regards,
Kenny

Please help identify this butterfly chinese vase?  I need help with info. on this butterfly vase.it is 5 1/16 in. tall and 3 1/8 dia. the painting has a raised feelto it.
date? maker? and any thing else....

Jar  I was given this jar some years ago and just put it on a table for decoration. Can you tell me something about the design and the markings at the bottom ...

Tripod  Can you identify this item? I Suppose it from Yuan dinasty what are your oppinion?

Please help identify these chinese fish bowls??  I'm inquiring about these chinese fish bowls. I do not know much about them and unfortunately,they do not have any markings as to the dates of them - which ...

Please help identify these chinese vases??  I'm inquiring about these chinese vases and am not sure what the date of them are or from what dynasty they are from. I have searched through many websites ...

Three Small Asian Bowls - marked  I picked up some asian pottery at an estate sale this summer. Two bowls, one saucer and 4 small cups. I would like to know if these items are old or were ...

China Jingdezhen export  Hello, I am trying to get any information i can on my set, The markings under items have chinese 5 symbols that translate to " China Jingdezhen" and under ...

No marks. can someone help with ID   another estate sale find 10 yrs ago, have done
minor research over the years but with no luck.
looks old
Any info would be appreciated
Thanks
Karl...

can someone help with ID   Purchased this at an estate sale 10 yrs ago, have done
minor research over the years but with no luck.

Any info would be appreciated
Thanks
Karl

18th C. Chinese Blue and White Ginger Jar Help  Hello....I purchased this awhile ago and just wanted to confirm or unconfirm what they told me. I was told this is a 18th Century Blue and White Chinese ...

HELP! Can someone please identify this mark/vase??  I was wondering if anyone could help me identify the mark on the bottom of this vase and whether or not it is from the actual time period indicated in ...

Large Chinese Urn  Hello - I would like to get whatever information possible about this ceramic Chinese urn. It belonged to my grandfather.

An appraiser 15 years ago ...

Pink Jug  This jug is 6" high x 7" wide from spout to handle. Some of the paint has faded in parts. I would be very grateful for any information about it .

Blue vase  Hi Peter

Can you tell me something about this vase,Can this vase be old or is it new ?
If the pictures are too small there are also on photobucket....

Tongzhi or not  Hi Peter

Can you tell me something about this theepot,is he of the Tongzhi period or not ?
If the pictures are too small there are also on photobucket....

Chinese Tea Set  This set has been in my family for generations, not sure how old, can you please help me identify it?

Identification of porcelain plate  Can anyone identify this plate?

Thanks so much.

Large Asian Bowl - Random Gold Flake  Would like someone to date Asian bowl. Appears to have applied gold flake in random areas. The other bowl I found with this one, is a Knight Elkin & Co....

hand painted chinese qianlong nian zhi tea pot set  just wondering value of this tea pot i have

found this bowl  I recently moved in a new house and found a old lookin bowl with a saxon rowing boat on the bottom can you help me plz? its also got somthing on the flag ...

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Vase  Acquired this item a few years ago and as yet I have been unable to identify the marking at the base of the vase. It is in lovely condition and I wonder ...

Ming Porcelain Vase?  My grandfather somehow got hold of this when he was in Singapore in 1930s..
I've been told it could be Ming..
I just wanted to know what the Marks on ...

Pair of 100 yrs old 8" Chinese plates  I have a pair of 8" blue and white Chinese plates that have been authenticated by the Hong Kong Chinese Antique Dealers Association. I know nothing about ...

what does this mean  what does this mean

HELP NEEDED TO IDENTIFY FLAMBE VASE   HELP NEEDED TO IDENTIFY FLAMBE VASE

How to identify the mark on a chinese vase to determine age?  Dear,
One of my friend presented me a chinese vase on my birthday.I would be thankful to u if u could help identify the same.I am sending you the snaps ...

Help identifying this octogon lidded jar  This is something I got at an auction. They said is was old Chinese, but I have not idea if they were correct or not. Any help would be greatly appreciated....

Unknown signature or factory (Chinese?)  Can anyone help to identify this chinese porcelain artist signature please

Beautiful bowl with flowers inside  Purchased this at a thrift store.Tried to put it back three times, and each time had a very strong urge to pick it back up. Of course I finally purchased ...

Chinese Bowl & Seal  Any Idea on what this Seal Means? Or possible age?
This was handed down from my parents and the bowl was owned by my grandparents. Other than that, I ...

I need to value chinese vase....  Hello, just wondering if you can help me. Ive had a lovely little chineese vase for a few years now, ive always wanted to know its origin and price. Its ...

Spiral mark on bottom of celadon vase  Can anyone identify a spiral embossed in the bottom of a small celadon vase? The vase is 8cm. in diameter and stands 12 1/2cm tall.

Large blue & white jar  Hi Peter,
I bought this large jar at an auction. Do you know anything about it? It measures about 10 inches tall and about 7.5 inches wide. It looks hand ...

Date of Kuan Yin Statue & Mark identification  Would like to know if this statue is old or new and if anyone can tell me what the writing on the side says and ID the marks on bottom?
Thank You for ...

Two handle cups  Two handle cups

any ideas   does anybody know the origins to these i have coffee cups tea cups etc etc

Two Chinese figurines.  I ask to help to identify two Chinese figurines.
I assume that it is porcelain of a dynasty of Mines, figurines are painted by cobalt (a painting-dragons ...

IMAGES OF FAMILLE ROSE MILLE FLEUR PORCELAIN VASE  IMAGES OF FAMILLE ROSE MILLE FLEUR PORCELAIN VASE

markings on ceramics  i have two ceramic dogs on the bottom of one of them there is a mark R who is the maker


Hello, If it has an 'R', then we may be unable to help. This ...

Help identifying and dating chinese vase/urn  Help identifying and dating chinese vase/urn

Please help I.D.  Here's my vase . I have done extensive research and cannot I.D. it. Thanks

Little plate chinese  Hi,
Can you help me for this plate 13,5cm large orange and with mark.
Thank you
Annick

FURTHER QIANLONG SEAL COMPARISONS WITH OBSOLETE CHARACTER,(qiao)  Hi Peter,
I read again your interesting article on the false expert assumptions in the case of genuine Qianlong seals...I tried to find the link again ...

Asian vases  I purchased the set of vases from a garage sale. The design and pattern are beautiful. I would like to know what can you tell me about the marking and ...

Is this plate chinese ?   Hi , i found this plate when clearing out my late dads house . (he had loads of very old plates that belonged to his mum , her mum ( his grandma ) and ...

Rose medallion plate  Rose medallion plate

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my mother's set  Hi these were bought in Hong Kong in the 1950's from a pawn shop - can you identify them?

Chinese porcelain platter  Japanese porcelain platter

Metal Inkwell 

Hello Peter,

Could you identify this metal inkwell ? There are letters inside

the lid, and on the bottom. I found it 55 years ...

chinese painting  Hi Peter,
I know these are not ceramics. Can you help me to put an age on these very finely painted figures on very fine paper (rice paper) there are ...

Is this a Chinese Qianlong Famille Vase?   Hi there,
I have had this vase for many years and can't seem to verify from what period it is and it's value. I was attracted to the nice detail on the ...

Pottery  anybody know anything on this pottery?

Dragon vase  someone please tell me what this is

Vase  trying to find out if this is a cloisonne vase

Pottery  Someone help me to Identify this here bowl

celadon plate  Hi Peter, a friend of mine dose not have a computer and I told him about your web site I took some photos of a plate that he has, he has a set of 6, the ...

Chinese or Japanese Bowl  I have been looking all over the net for this flower mar and gold leaves under the bowl but can find nothing. Does anyone know what the flower mark is?...

Frosted Vase Metal dragon fish handles  Woul dlike to know if anyone knows what this is....

chinese porcelain figurines  Any info you can give me about the figurines or marks would be appreciated.

LARGE BLUE AND WHITE CHINESE BOWL  I purchased this heavy old blue and white (the white is really a duck egg blue) bowl about 35 years ago in the repaired condition with staples etc as can ...

Decorated Bowl Help to further my research  A 21cm bowl decorated with two Mandarin ducks and lotus flower. I have tried to research the seal mark on-line but no luck so far. The surface is crackled ...

Blue design on crackled ceramic.  Bought this vase. It looks hand made, the top rim is not level. Unsure how to clean, or what the mark indicates, if anything. Anyone have a clue?

Family Heirloom  Hi, I have 2 vases with the following mark and I have always been curious where / when they're from?
Appreciate if someone could help to identify them....

Light blue bowl with incription on the back  Hi Peter,

What is your opinion on this dish/bowl? It has an inscription on the back ... I think it might be Chinese. This was found in England in the ...

identifying the porcelain mark  I have a chinese porcelain bowl. It has a writing under the right base underglaze, ıt says 37AI I think This is a export porcelain mark. I want ...

"Zhong Guo Zhi Zao" Bud Vase  I'm not looking to strike it rich or anything but I picked this up for my girlfriend and she is curious of the history and age of the vase. Best I can ...

Inherited from wealthy family in late 1920's - Chinese or Japanese?   Can anyone give me a better handle on identifying what was originally an exquisitely beautiful baluster vase with flared neck? My late father inherited ...

Unusual vase  Hello I have a really nice unusual vase which i would love to know what the markings say or depict on the base. The pattern is raised as if it has been ...

old white vase without mark  This white vase with cracked designed has been in our house for many yrs. It is about 40cm high, the crakes are yellowish with blue lines. Can you tell ...

Blue and white vase from Vietnam more than 30 yrs ago  This blue and white vase was bought from Vietnam more than 30 yrs ago. There is a mark at the bottom but look clean. May i know how old is this vase and ...

bronze Incense burner  Hi Peter,
Can you identify this mark ,I have looked up the mark in the book of Gerald Davidson, but i cannot find the mark.
I think that it is an incense ...

porcelain repair   I have few old chinese porcelain which has some crack or crack line, can i get it repair in Singapore or Malaysia?

Thanks

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125 years old chinese vase photos with dynasty seal  this regarding an 125 years old Chinese 2 vase that our family's having more then 100 years please do have look at the attached photos of the vase plus ...

Plate  Hello Peter,

Could you provide some information about this plate ?

Thank You,

Kurt ...

Could you help me identify this Japanese bowl  I have a set of five Japanese Imari porcelin bowls that are in a box in mint condition. But I am not sure how old they are. Could someone tell me by ...

Bowl with unknown mark  Hi, can someone help me identify the origin/age of this bowl? I do not recognize the maker's mark. Thank you!

Here are pictures:

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Tiny Asian Porcelain Bowls  I have two tiny Chinese/Asian porcelain bowls which appear to be hand painted with gold accents. Bottom has 3 ball type feet and the center marking looks ...

Identification of chinese porcelain bud vases  They are two small bud/bottle vases approximately 6-7cm tall. One is decoated with dogs of Fo, fairly crackled glaze with a six character Kangxi mark to ...

How old is my Chinese Lamp?  Hi. I purchased this lamp at an estate sale & am wondering how old it is & if it once was a vase.

jar  jar, possibly vietnamese

Please can anybody give me any information about this plate.  Hi im just wondering if someone can give me any information about this plate. i believe it to be Chinese, there are no marks on the reverse.The overall ...

INFORMATION ON POSSIBLE DATE OF MANUFACTURE OF VASE  Hello Peter,
came across this porcelain vase in a shop being sold as English Poole ware.
I think it might be a very delicate shade of pink peachbloom,...

Chinese porcelain figure  Hello Peter! Could you help with this porcelain figure. Is it Chinese? This is only photo I've got. Thanks

Blue and white plate  Blue and white plate transfer printed

Chenghua little Jar? no marks. need expert  I have bought this from an estate sales 5 years ago. It resembles a lot to the Chenghua lotus jar, but this one has no mark.

The glaze is very smooth ...

peter... in response to last committ  This one is not porcelain so not sure but still is a really awesome piece and the marking or engraving is almost ... i dont know. Bad but cool. On the ...

coffee cup unexplained  OK.. so found this great art piece,,, cup but to me i love the colors and art work on it. There is a marking on bottom of it that is not found anywhere ...

Chinese Little red octagonal vase  Hello I was wondering if anyone of you can recognize this marking on this little handpainted blue and red porcelain vase or if possible date it! I am ...

Chinese Blue and white porcelain plate  Hello I was wondering if anyone of you can recognize this marking on a handpainted blue and white porcelain plate or if possible date it! I really appreciate ...

Famille Rose Vase  Hi, We thought that this was 19th century but does the base or decoration indicate it is newer? The decoration is raised - also is this classified as pottery ...

Celadon bowl  DEAR PETER
PLEASE SEND TO YOU: LINKS PHOTOS Celadon bowl
www.phomuaban.com/index.php?mod=detail&id=236650
in that we call this dish is Celadon yuan....

Vase Identification  Hello,
Hoping someone could help me identify a chinese vase. I have been unsuccessful researching it on my own.

It is marked on the bottom with a ...

Hello good day   Hello,
good day, please could you help me to indentify this beautiful vase.
I bought it in Europe from an antique shop.
I checke the internet but i ...

Chinese vase  Please can you identify this vase (approx 6 inches tall) with the Mark - HY

Thanks
Win

A octogon shaped bowl with roosters marked on bottom,need date  I received this from my mother when she passed away in 2010, she rceived this from a lady whom she cared for until her death in 1990. The lady had went ...

mystery bowl  I`m unable to find any reference to this mark.
And don`t even know if it`s chinese or japanese.
I wonder if it means anything to you?
Thanks

ponce pot   Any help with telling age ect on this little closionne pot please? Sue

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a pair of vases  Dear Peter,
How about this 2 vases? Is it Possible from late Qing dynasty or early Republic?

Regards,
Kenny

Ming green bowl?  Dear Peter,
How about this dark green bowl? Is it Possible from the Ming or early Qing Dynasty?

Regards,
Kenny

chinese brown jug?  Hi,
First I want to thank you for this wonderful website. It's of great help to me and I find it very interesting.
I am kind of hoping that someone ...

Chinese Porcelain planter  Chinese porcelain planter

Relaxing Game  3 men, 2 women, 2 babies and a gameboard outside. Very nice!! This vase is approximately 10" tall and very wide mouthed. It has a mark on the bottom that ...

Can you help me identify this item?  got this in Thailand in the 40's.

oriental vase  I need help in deterimining what this is.

Cinese vase/bowl?  I have a bowl that appears to be of Chinese origin, or al least Asian. I am not familiar with marks etc. I would appreciate any info concerning this piece....

1700, Chinese Big Vase  Hi. I need to know how can i determinate the exact dynasty and origin of this two big vases. They?r showing a battle in betwen two kings. If someone can ...

chinese mark  I have a pair of matching vases, one is smaller than the other. Marked on the bottom is a square picture in blue of the great wall with the words THE GREAT ...

Help identifying Chinese doll  Hi, I recently purchased this doll and have been unable to find out any information on it. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Cheers Mike

Carved Stone Vase  Looking for any information I can find about my stone vase. I some look alikes are made of some sort of chalky stone but this one is not. Please see photos ...

chinese export  chinese export

help identifying two vases  Hi my sons girlfriend has been left two vases in her grandmothers will and we have problems identifying them. Any advise/information would be greatly ...

Help identifying Chinese bowl  Hello! We are having a tough time identifying this Chinese bowl. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
It measures 9" in diameter and stands about 3-...

Tall neck Chinese white vases with green Dragons  Hello Peter,
I just got home from buying a pair of long neck white Chinese vases with pea green dragons design on them.

I really love them.
Dimensions:...

Fish Bowl  I just bought this at a yard sale, the seller said it was an antique. Can you tell me anything about it? I just love it. Paid $10. A good buy, even if ...

vases  hi. do u know about these set, thanks

beads necklace  hi i have very nice an embroeded threaded silk, and beads necklace. the picture of 100 children looks like a dragon. and back view is hidden inside, it ...

Chinese Statues  Hi,
I have two large Chinese statues. They both have marks on the base. I have uploaded pics to Flickr. Please see attached link.

www.flickr.com/photos/...

The Vung Tau Wreck Porcelain  Hello,
My dad acquired this piece almost 20 years ago from an antique dealer who claimed he had got it from local Vietnamese people who had involved in ...

ceramic container with macrame  Does anyone know anything about this piece?

Is it real?  We have come across the following lidded container dish. We have confirmed the mark as Qing - Quianlong from this website and Chaffers 13th edition of ...

famille rose vase need help identifingage / maker  i have this fammile rose vase with butterfly catchers on it looks really old but only has 2 character marks on the base can anybody help

1915 vase?  the seller said:
According to the chinese writing, it was made in the year of 乙卯(1915)秋(fall) by"洪義順", an artist ...

chinese bowl  This bowl was brought from inner China about 1920. I think this has a value can anyone confirm this and help to identify please?

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Chinese vase with lid.  Good day!
Would you kindly offer some advice/information regarding the photos attached of a Chinese hand painted vase that was passed on to my Grandmother ...

Blue and white baluster vase with lid.  I am hoping to get some information on the period that the item was made in as well as the location it was made and who made it.
Thanks for any feed back ...

Markings on brass bowl?  Hi I wonder if anyone can help me identify the markings on my brass bowl (think it's brass?!)?

Many thanks,
Janine.

Hallmark Identification   Hello,
I wondered if you might know anything about this marking at the base of a vase my Dad bought? I've searched around online but I can't find anything ...

Chinese Plate ?  Hi Peter,
Please any comments on Marks and id of this Chinese Plate ?
most appreciated.Its at least 80 years old as far as we know. Many Thanks

My Bowl  just one of our collection

GOLD CASTLE, Condiment dish?  Found this at a thrift store yesterday. The blue mark is quite smeared but I was able to decipher it and it says "GOLD CASTLE, HAND PAINTED, CHIKUSA, MADE ...

Chinese Porcelain Circular Mark ~ Possibly Rose Famille Trying to ID  Hello:
This 4 inch high Chinese porcelain vase has the scene of Chinese children playing ~ or a festival with children ~ hand painted around its perimeter....

Who makes this?  Hello, Ive attached picture of a tea set I have, and was wondering if anyone knows what it is?
Many thanks
Donna

Identifying  Hello, Ive attached picture of a tea set I have, and was wondering if anyone knows what it is?
Many thanks
Donna

small pottery lidded dish  I have an earthenware lidded container (around 3.5cm high and 7cm in diameter)with hand-painted decoration in blue under-glaze, including what I think ...

Chinese Bronze Vase with Ornate High Relief Figural Seal Need ID Please  I recently acquired this fantastic Chinese Vase at an online auction. When I received it, I was very surprised by its weight (15lbs) and the fine metal ...

whitish /green jade pendants  I have a few jade pendants approximately 1-2 inches in height & 1 in. wide.They are carved on both sides & they have holes that are not round through them....

Chinese / Willow pattern  Chinese /Willow pattern

Chinese Cup  I originally thought this was Japanese I mistaken the woman for Geisha. In my research I ran into a Chinese character that was the same as on the cup, so ...

Chinese Shelves  I was wondering if these could be dated? I was looking on the back and it looks like the artist name is on the bottom of one and the top of the other one....

Can anyone tell me about this vase? 2  Submitting more pictures for Peter.....sorry this is a new post I couldn't figure out how to modify my first post. And the bottom is finished, just with ...

Antique Chinese vase  I just purchased this antique Chinese vase, I don't know much about it, I was told it was a very rare vase, does anyone know anything about this vase?


pictures?...

Help identifying Porcelain cup made in Japan  Can anyone help me identify the maker of this tea cup and saucer? I am hoping to source another and replace mine (alas it's broken!). I picked it up in ...

Chinese silver-plated? teapot  Thank you to James for giving me information on my teapot. There are two more marks on the lid that I did not put on the site previously and I wonder ...

Valuations  Can anyone advise of a reputable place to get a valuation for a Chinese ceramic please?

Chinese porcelain vase  I have a vase with Chinese marking on the bottom and vertical writing-along with flowers & bamboo -all around it. I have searched for some insight into ...

"Kangxi" Ginger Jars follow up  Hi Peter,

Thank you for you recent comments on my pair of "Kangxi" marked Ginger jars. I hope these new photos are of better resolution and here is ...

chinese ginger jar identification  Hi need help with this ginger jar which is signed-era it was made-who signed it-thanks Don

Pot  Can any one tell me anything about this item. The top is a monkey has Chinese markings on bottom I think, tried to take picture but will not show up. The ...

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Chinese Brush Pot  Hello everybody!

I suspect this might have served as a brush pot rather than a vase. Any chance this good be an ancient brush pot?

Thanks.

Id please  Hi peter. could you give me your valued opinion on this chinese ?. Boat shaped plate/dish. The pattern. and the mark on the bottom. thank you jacqueline
...

chinese statue  hello. im sorry i dont have a camera to take a picture so i will try to explain this the best way. i have this statue thats about 10inches tall. it has ...

made in China Vase  The vase on the bottom has trademark "Living Art". then handpainted in China with the number 15 in blue. The colour is a pale water colour light green....

THE UNUSUAL DARK LIVER RED ( COPPER RED ) MEIPING VASE WITH 4 SPOUTS  THE UNUSUAL DARK LIVER RED ( COPPER RED ) MEIPING VASE WITH 4 SPOUTS

A guideline on Chinese porcelain Seal and mark  As a collector of hundreds of rare Chinese porcelains, I would like to make some pertinent comment: When those noted Auction Houses in Britain and America ...

What do this Chinese mark say   Hi
I have a pair of vase's they stand about 14" tall, and decorated in four panels 2 with peacocks the other two have a black background withorange/yellow ...

Yixing Teapot  Hoping someone can help me with any info on this teapot. I am intrested in Yixing teapots and would love to know more!!! I picked 1 up at an estate sale ...

Help identifying chinese vase please.   Is this an antique? Value opinion?
Thank you for any comments.
Mike


Pictures???

Beautiful plates  I purchased these two plates about six years ago and I don't know if they are valuable or not.

Help with identification  I received this tea set from my mother in law and just want to be able to identify it. On the back of the saucer is EAC and porcelain with a flying bird....

Blue and White Chinese Tile  I inherited a blue and white chinese tile many years ago. All I know is it was brought back from China by a great aunt in 1910. It measure approx 17"...

blue and white porcelain chinese ink box   I have found a blue and white porcelain ink box with chinese writing in black on the inside and I am wondering what period this might be from or it is ...

what is it worth  we have 2 chinese dragons 6 inch
good condition
cn you tell us what they might be worth?


We don't talk about values here as it is relative to many ...

Seeking information about this lovely vase.  Can anyone give me info about this vase. I would like to know as much as possible about it and it's approximate value as I am having financial problems ...

schumann bavaria china  i have an incomplete set of schumann bavaria, empress dresden flowers, china. a couple of the pieces have all the marks & numbers but something looks like ...

It Han Dynasty?  think there are ancient Chinese. Please help me to identify!

Chinese ?  think there are ancient Chinese. Please help me to identify!


Not Chinese.

Chinese ?  think there are ancient Chinese. Please help me to identify!

Chinesse?  think there are ancient Chinese. Please help me to identify!


Not Chinese...

zodiac tea cups  Hi: In a local thrift store I purchased 1 tea cup with a domed lid (stamped made in China.) It was the year of the Rabbit, with I think a hand painted ...

Red UnderGlazzed Ming Bowl  Hi there,
I am Rachel from Indonesia. this is one of my collection. i have About 200 items and almost of all are Mings. This bowl diameter is 42 cm and ...

Please help with identification of this   I purchased this from an estate sale and it had a piece of paper in it that said " Qing Dynasty Hsien Fung".
Please help me determine if this is indeed ...

jo and uba blue and white vase  jo and uba blue and white vase

Help Dating This Jade Fish  I bought this piece a few moths ago and have been curious of its origin and of it's time period. Any help would be appreciated!


Pls try asianart.com...

Is my vase valuable  My mother had a Chinese vase she called her "Ming" vase. It has two women on the front and Chinese writing on the back. I had it translated as: Under ...

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China Tea Set  Can anyone help identify this pattern? Or does anyone know the manufacturer? I have been given a full tea set from my Grandmother. There are no markings,...

famille rose pricing ref tool  Looking for history of rose famille chinese dishware, also how to look up current pricing. Thank you.

VERY LARGE BOWL,YUAN/EARLY MING EXTREMELY RARE & FINE ,very thick old ceramic & Heavy,  VERY LARGE BOWL,YUAN/EARLY MING EXTREMELY RARE & FINE ,very thick old ceramic & Heavy,

famille rose charger  I have a large porcelain famille rose dish/charger which is only decorated on the 'foot' of the dish. The rest is a plain whiteish glaze. It is not a ...

Chinese Porcelain  Retangluar 12 1/2 inches vase, raised paint, men and horses taking a rest near a pond/stream. Has orange mark on the bottom, think its 4 marks. Can you ...

Can anyone read markings on my china?  www.flickr.com/photos/63579360@N03/sets/72157626864433894/

Answer:
(1) reads: China, Jingdezhen (18?) product
Text on back is title or verse, part ...

Unknown Yixing pot  I received this Yixing pot, could someone please translate any of this material?

I've included images of all the markings on the pop, a booklet that ...

Antique porcelain vase?  Hi I have a little mini blue and white vase its about 2 inches in height its decorated with scrolling leafs and a flower of some kind on the very top its ...

UNUSUAL SET MATCHING JARS TOBY ? WHITE LATTICE CHINA CHERRY BLOSSOM DESIGN OLD  UNUSUAL SET MATCHING JARS TOBY ? WHITE LATTICE CHINA CHERRY BLOSSOM DESIGN OLD

Old Bowl? No Marks  Hi I bought this bowl (vase, urn?) a few years ago. Even with the damage, it was appealing. If anyone can tell me anything about it, I would sure appreciate ...

Antique porcelain vase?  Hi I have a little mini vase its about 2in. On the bottom of the vase it has a double blue ring. Its decorated with scrolling leafs and flower of some ...

Blue vase  Hi would like to know if you can assist me with identifying this vase ,it also has some blue stains on the inside,also with marks 135 and in no particular ...

chinese porcelain service with clear dots on the side  we have several pieces of blue mixed pattern chinese porcelain with different marks, but all have a design on each side (or bottom with spoons) of clear ...

Asian vase, unusual mark(s)  My dad picked this up in Asia circa 1960. I've searched but can't find anything about the markings. The motif looks Chinese, but have no clue about the ...

johnson bros china   cn you tell me the name of this design and also the age


I'm afraid not. This is European porcelain. We only can help with Chinese antique porcelain....

Antique porcelain   Hello.

I would like to know from what century my miniature blue and white vase is from and its value

Miniature cups, please identify.  From what little I have found, It appears that these may be quite rare. Can anybody help me out? any help is much appreciated.

Bowl   I want check whether this bowl is an antique?

Pictures???

Please help identify plate  I have no history on this plate and I would like to determine its origin.


Pictures???

plate  Peter.Hello.This is porcelain plate. Im send mark this is plate,in ask- "mark on the plate".You said- this mark Japan,Arita. Thanks.


Yes, I cannot ...

Help to ID a plate  Help to ID a plate

Blue & White Dinner service including 5 Meat Plates, can anyone tell me the value of this family heirloom ?  Here I have Trent Blue & White large dinner service. There are 12 of Dinner Plates, 12 Breakfast Plates, 12 Side Plates. 5 Meat Plates, 2 Deep Gravy Boats ...

Mark on Ivory base  Mark on Ivory base

porcelain colonel figures   The figures were marked occupied China not Japan. Are they fake anyone heard or seen anything like that

identification of porcelain mark   Hello, I recently purchased a beautiful light green duck, with crackled glaze and holes on beak and back, but I cannot identify the marking on the underside....

i hava tea set that looks japanese or chinese with markings  the tea set has gold plated and has asian royalty people on the tea pots. and has the letter NP on the bottom, who made this and when


No idea, but ...

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Vase mark?  I have acquired some pottery and do not know age or fake or real . An help appreciated

Red chinese mark need help identifying   Sorry thought I downloaded the bowl and lid also here it is now


No pictures here...

Leaping carp platter  ...hi..can anyone help me identify if this platter is real or not...please..thank you..

Unkown mark  Hi Peter. I am resubmitting my marks with the pitchers they correspond with..thank you.

old vase  I have this vase,impressed on bottom 1738 with some makers marks that I cant distinguish .wonder where it was made,and any other information .~~~~~~Thanks ...

Antique fish bowl  Hi could somebody help me with what I believe is to be an antique fish bowl??! Not sure of date, type or if it's genuine. It has painted goldfish with ...

Maker mark is a 2  My mother has inherited a set of china that is gold trimmed with small purple re ad pink flowers on the edge. It also has sun like pattern in the middle ...

is this modern vase painted by famous painter  is this modren vase painted by famous painter

china/porcelain vase marking  I have a pink china/porcelain vase which is approx 18 inches high. It has white lilies painted on it which I think may be hand painted as the paint effect ...

1738 vase  I have this old vase impresed 1738 on bottom
would you know anything at all about it ?


Pictures ???

An impressed number means it is either not ...

marks on jar  I need help, is this a old mark, fake, Please help if you can. Thanks


Any pictures???

TOTALLY DAMAGED YUHUCHUNPING RED COPPER  TOTALLY DAMAGED YUHUCHUNPING RED COPPER

ANOTHER STRANGE MARK OF MY BROKEN COLLECTIONS   ANOTHER STRANGE MARK OF MY BROKEN COLLECTIONS

Unusual large Jar with 4 spouts,,Dark Brown  Unusual large Jar with 4 spouts,,Dark Brown

Heavy Celadon Dish  Heavy Celadon Dish

antique plate  i recently purchased this plate at a estate sale.
it has been professionally framed so i can't see the back of the plate.
can you tell me who made it,...

A VERY large teapot  This one is really large. I am assuming it is also a reproduction.

Chinese Vases - Worth?  I acquired 4 vases. I am trying to find out more information in regards to these vases. I have posted pics and markings below...any informaiton will help....

Another piece I bought at the estate sale  This is the other piece I bought. It has no markings on the bottom but does have the heavy bronze handle.

5' vase value  Hi,
I rececently received a 5' vase that I was told was a Chinese antique. I wanted to know if this was true and if so, what is it worth? It is hand painted ...

how old is this ceramic object  dear peter heloo how old is this ceramic object,there is islamic inscription on it all under glazed
thank you
mohammed

can you tell me about rhis ceramic object  dear peter these pho for ceramic vase or jar with what do you think ?
mohammed

EXTREMELY RARE RED COPPER EWER UNDER GREENGLAZED WITH DRAGON FLY IMAGE  EXTREMELY RARE RED COPPER EWER UNDER GREENGLAZED WITH DRAGON FLY IMAGE

Pottery?  Hi I have 2 pieces of pottery -- a teapot, no lid, which is reddish brown unglazed clay, with a dragon or mythical animal and peonies (?) in blue glaze ...

Identification of Chinese Bottle   I have a small lime green glazed porcelain bulbous bottle with slender neck and I am wanting to know more about it from its character marks to the base....

help identify this item  My parents bought this item with another identical to it at a yard sale or fle market many years ago. Both parents have past. I have not been able to find ...

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Looking to replace a bowl I broke at a dinner party  I am trying to replace a bowl I broke at a dinner party and know nothing about it. I know the hostess has three others with the same design. I am assuming ...

White Flower Vase from Ming Dynasty  Dear Peter,
I have found one piece of white flower vase, it's looks like from Ming dynasty. How about your opinion ? I need your help to determine ...

TONGZHI PERIOD BOWL?  TONGZHI PERIOD BOWL?

idee for a museum/gallery  Dear Peter,

Not long again I'll build a museum/gallery for my all collection, about 3000 items, half dayak/borneo items and half Chinese antique, in ...

Hongxian vase  It is a fine fully hand painted Hongxian vase I saw recently. Can you tell me whether it is a genuine Hongxian vase or a recent copy?


Please upload ...

chinese vase with no markings  beautifull vase but cannot find any markings wanted to know the prive of it


Sorry, without proper pictures we are unable to help. Detailed pictures ...

story telling japanese tea set  Is it possible to put in words the story told by this tea set? Is it a tale, is it related to history or theatre? or anything else?
Pictures can be found ...

Is it Song dynasty Guan Yin Statue ??  Dear sir,
I have found a Guan Yim statue from Belawan - Sumatra/ Indonesia. Height about 50 cm, width 15 cm and weight about 5 kg. I think this is from ...

story telling tea set  I keep a tea set and I am curious to know the tory illustrated on the dishes.
I presume it is a Meiji period export model.
I join pictures of the dishes ...

Is it Song dynasty Guan Yin Statue ??  Dear sir,
I have found a Guan Yim statue from Belawan - Sumatra/ Indonesia. Height about 50 cm, width 15 cm and weight about 5 kg. I think this is ...

Coffee/Teapot questions  Coffee/Teapot questions

Can anyone help identify this set?  This was purchased in Bejiing and I would like to learn more about the set as well as the value in US dollars.

Thank you,

Barb

Vintage Bowl  I purchased a vintage bowl and would like some info on it.I know nothing about it so anything that anyone might know will be helpful

Asian framed tile  8 1/2" x 14 1/2" in stand - any ideas?


Any picture? Please upload again.

Small blue and white oriental cup  Can any one identify the markings: CH? there is also what looks like a number 3 on the base!


Please upload pictures.
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FURTHER IMAGE ON IMPERIAL YELLOW BOX.  FURTHER IMAGE ON IMPERIAL YELLOW BOX.

hand painted nippon #kg92 on back  i have no picture can you help me with 8in plate hand painted flowers in center cluster of flowers around edge encased in a wide raised gold scooll around ...

Porcelain Bowl  My husband passed away recently and in some of the boxes he had packed away I found what looks to be an antique porcelain bowl with ornate flowers formed ...

Marks  I would like help in identifying these marks...
Donna


Pictures?

I HAVE AN URN WITH CHILDREN HOLDING HANDS THAT I PURCHASED IN BEJING 30 YEARS AGO  Pictures? Without we are unable to help.
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IT IS AN URN WITH BRIGHT COLORS WITH CHILDREN DANCING, HOLDING HANDS
CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THIS....

Marks on oriental tea set  Am trying to find out if a tea set is Japanese or Chinese and what it is worth.


Pictures?

Blue & White Porcelain Mark  Hi,
Does anyone recognise this mark on a blue & white asian (?) porcelain bowl?

Thanks

Chinese bowl  Please upload pictures. (admin)


I have a very large blue and white soup bowl with three fish painted on the inside (i think it is chinese) how can ...

Small bowl bought in KL  Small bowl bought in KL

Coffee Cups & Saucers - Identify Pattern  Can you identify this pattern please? Thanks.



Sorry, we cannot help with western porcelain.
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No marks on my blue & white shallow bowl.  (please upload pictures. admin)

As you can see from the above there are no marks visable on a shallow blue & white bowl perchased at a recent auction,...

Website with List of Books on Chinese/Japanese Porcelain  I found this website which has this particular expert's "best books on Chinese and Japanese porcelain." I found it useful and perhaps some of you will ...

China with Peaches  China with Peaches

mark id  can you help with this someone said it is called dragon art??? how do I look it up?



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Porcelain Platter  Porcelain Platter

qing dynasty bowl?  does anyone have any idea what this is?

pink bowl , spoon, plate.  I cannot find any information about a set I received when I was in China. I cannot identify the mark. It is ONLY A DARKER PINK COLOR: NO FLOWERS, JUST ...

JIAQING BOWL  I have did all my research and did what Peter suggested, GUESS WHAT? It is very old dating back to the Ming Dynasty. you can look at them more on photobucket....

advice needed  can anyone tell me what these symblos mean

advice needed  can anyone tell me what these symblos mean

Red Coral Hong Kong odd stamp PLEASE IDENTIFY!  This is a beautiful red coral glaze with interesting characters, the mark and the content of english is baffling to me, however.

Dating vases  I would be grateful if you could give me any information about these three vases.All three have the same markings - the empty double circle. They have ...

Signature on Chinese bronze incense burner  Hi Peter,
Though I know this is not porcelain I hope you can translate for me the inscription on the bottom of the incense burner, which I have copied ...

Age and meaning of chinese marks.  Would like to identify the age of this mark found on the back of two plates(pic #1) and the meaning of the writing in the front(3) of these two plates ...

Chinese porcelain planter  I am curious if this planter is Chinese and/or handpainted?

please help to identify this blue and white jar  I've been searching the internet (without luck) to try to get an idea what this jar was used for, or is it just a modern decoration?it is about 15cm tall ...

Floral Urn purchased circa 1920  My great uncle served in the US Navy in late 1910s up to around 1920, and purchased this roughly 13" to 14" tall urn somewhere in China. It's extremely ...

what is it   Hello, please add pictures.
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i have several cups coffee cups all with saucers of two different sizes to match the cups & there are matching ...

Antique Bowl with etched Ancient Chinese Art  Looks very old and valuable. Would like to know if anyone knows if the art is BC or AD.

The Bottom of the bowl is engraved CHINA and another 4 letter ...

Vase from Grandmother without seal   Dear Peter,
This Vase which is passed down from my grandmother but it is without any chop/seal at the back. Is it from China and is it an antique? ( attached ...

A Sgrafitto Enamel Gu, looking for the second one  I am trying to complete the set. if you have another one, let me know and I will pay good money for it.

Cool Sancai(Tri Color) tomb guard  This is probably a few genuine Tang Tri-color pieces you will come across. found it in an old house.

Chinese porcelain planter  Porcelain planter from China

Blue and white dish  Blue and white dish

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

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