"I didn't mean there is something wrong about chinese ceramics and other oriental import items, they can be as beautiful as your lamp is. The point is to pay a fair price (as in your case) and don't get fooled by ignorant or malicious…"
"Thank you, David Liche, for this information! When I first got this lamp I remember reading up on it and did see that it was probably made in China. Because of its attached base in black wood no makers' stamps can be seen, nor is there a…"
Your lamp is nice and very decorative. And as you say, not older than maybe 50 years old. But I must say it's not japanese but chinese. It's made in the style of japanese satsuma pottery but there are some features that can help…"
"I have always liked Imari/Geisha ware. My mother had a small set of so called dragon ware tea cups, saucers, serving pot and accessories, it was very pretty. Similar to Geisha ware in execution but featured grinning dragons and evil looking people…"
Those sites are very informative and I did find the items I have based on the marking. It is from 1930 style 620.
I did find a website(Kovels) that has a price guide, however they require you to create an account to login which I really…"
"Hi Bob, What you've got there is a very nice japanese porcelain tea set in a Style usually called geisha girl ware for it's typical decoration depicting geishas in gardens, pagodas... Geisha-girl ware was allmost all made between the last…"
"Japanese Imari ware. Popular to bring back to Mom by the GIs in the Pacific conflict. Search Japanese imari ware on eBay to see similar ware and current market, use Completed Auctions/Sold for actual sold results."