"OMG.. Well, it does not have a hole going through it.. I bet you are right about the chains, cause it has little flea bites on the plain end. Thanks so much for doing so much investigating.. I appreciateit.
"I Googled "Tokoname Kilns"; surfed and found similar offerings from their plant. "Yamada creates primarily teapots and vessels for flowers. Vases from 100,000 yen; leaf dish, 30,000 yen; teapot, 50,000 yen."
"Looks Japanese to me. The mark can probably be located on www.gotheborg.com. ; Take into consideration that the mark might be upside down. Interesting design, but am thinking mid-20th Century or newer."
"Those are poorly cast and poorly painted. I also notice that the headwear of some soldiers is different; perhaps 2 different sets were combined. Some helmets have spokes, others are fabric caps with bills. Reproductions made in Bolivia.…"
"I am in a hurry but I thought I would pop in and check this out. I think it is an African mask. When I get back I will do some checking on it. Is there anything at all on this. A number, letter, or both??? Anything???"
Your test has proven that it is not resin, cellulose or plastic, and could be ivory. If it is ivory there is a world-wide ban on the sale of it. EBay refuses to allow it on their site. Since you don't know its' history you should…"
"Terry, Your "dog" is actually a "jackal". Egyptian name is Uraeus. It looks like elephant ivory, based solely on the color. To determine if it is, take a red hot tipped needle and try to push it in somewhere where it won't…"
"OK....dont know material....how about a few hints ? Ceramic, metal or something else like plaster or plastic type stuff, resin maybe ? if its metal try a magnet on it, does it feel smooth? maybe even kinda greasy when you rub it? From the pics it…"
"The cat once held a small globular glass bowl with an open top. The glass was completely round and not flat-sided like most fish bowls. These usually contained small plastic floral arrangements. Back in the 1950's these pieces were most often…"
Thanks for answering. It measuresonly 7 1/2" from head to tail and a little over 3" wide. It has no markings on it at all, but I bet you could be right. It may have taken one of those little tiny bowls like they keep the beta's in…"
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