"I would say it's chinese ceramic imitating japanese satsuma or Kyoto ware. Not by the mark, that is very blurry in the photo but by the colors, the rised golden outline of the figures and the tanned faces of the geishas (something unthinkable…"
I have been collecting Made in Japan ceramics for more than 30 years, and I write books on the subject for Collector Books. I collect in many other areas as well. I belong to Portland's Rain of Glass, a nonprofit organization with a mandate of antique education, especially glassware.
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Thanks for the welcome. I don't have anything in particular that I collect. Whenever I come across an item with Japan on the bottom I know it is old. I like Japan made items that pleases my eye but not just anything made in Japan.
Now I think I know what happened, I forgot to hit Add Comment. Well anyway, my father was a pilot in the Air Force, and traveled to many countries. He would always send home something from wherever he would go. My sister passed away in 2007, so I inherited her keepsakes too. Now, I am 67, and would rather have the money than all of the keepsakes, and that way someone else could enjoy them too. I have figurines, dishes, vases, cloth, and many other things. Thank you for asking. Jo
Well the way it started for me is I just needed a break from homework so.I started going to resale shops and learned these places are crawling with cool stuff and I love wierd looking things and figurines so now I just keep picking up all these little things and have no clue as to what some of them are, so I will reswarc some of the info if there are matkings, that is how I ended up with my Corday statue, I don't know what im gonna do with her but I have her, and a.whole bunch.of other stuff im trying to figure out too.