"There are several excellent sites you can use for references as there is not much out there in reference books for Japanese pottery.. One excellent place to begin is http://www.e-yakimono.net/guide/. This site can help you identify…"
"I've been in malls for several years and have run my own....I don't care for overstuffed to the point where customers are afraid to browse for fear of knocking something over. We also have a lot of older customers, that can easily…"
"I have a HUGE booth in Mr. Darby's Antique and Collectible Emporium in North Lima, OH. We have over 85 vendors, plus consignors. This little town has several antique shops to choose from with several more in the North Lima…"
"I vote for the Kizami......but as always could be wrong....the Chinese are great for duplicating Japanese items with Japanese marks.....I know what censers are....but perhaps I am presuming too much that this piece is less than 4 inches tall and…"
"I'm with you on that one....and another unpopular opinion is that it is neither an inkwell or an incense burner,....incense burners would be either shallow or have piercings to allow air into the bottom to allow the incense to burn. I…"
"after living in Japan six years, I can also tell you that sets made NOT for export are sold with service for five, never four or six as they are considered unlucky. When you buy dishes at a shop they are usually by the piece, not sold as…"
Kathy, I would love to see a pic of your vase. She sounds really pretty! I'll do my best to help you identify her. I have several ID and pricing guides to help in addition to the many that I have in my home. I'll check my cases for a lady with violets! Marlin
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