Could someone please help identify what it is that I have here, maybe where its from and if there is any value on it that I would need to get insured. I have a very pretty little porcelain dish, possibly a trinket box im not really sure if thats what it was used for or not. It is marked on the bottom and I have photo's of those markings. Looks to be hand painted. It is 8 and 1/2 inches long, 6 and 1/2 inches wide and 3 inches high with the lid on. Thank you
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Hi and thanks for choosing Just Answer.Well that's a cute little piece. Offhand I would say European or Asian. I got your picture of the pattern and you say you have one of the marks?That would be great.Here's a few different methods of how can send photos:1) In this message box, you will see a little paper clip at the top. Click it.Then click on browse and another box will open up. Click on browse in that box. This will take you to the photos on your computer.Click on the one you want to send. Double click on the image.You'll be taken back to the upload box. Click OK. You'll be taken back to your original box.Click Insert and you should be able to see the picture in the message area before you send it to me.Here's another way that works really well:Go to http://www.imgur.com. 1. Click "Computer". 2. Double click the image you want to upload. 3. Click "Start Upload". 4. When the image appears on your screen, just copy the link from that page and paste it on this page.
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Thanks.Let me take a look and see what I can find.~Diana
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Hi Diana. Just wanted to check back with you to see if you happened to have found out any information yet. I know I have been searching but not finding anything thats close to what I have. Thanks again, hope you're having a good day.
Hi Candi.I found the mark in more than one book and on a few more items of the same style, but so far there's no maker tied to it. I'm trying to track that down now. =) ~Diana
Ok, no rush, just wanted to touch base. I was finding the similar mark but wasnt sure what the smaller mark was that looked like a signature mark of some kind, and havent been able to find this specific painting on anything else...leave it to me to find the difficult stuff lol I'll check back later on.
LOL. I'll do everything I can . =)~Diana
Hi Candi.I found the mark, but no name tied to it. It's in a few books, but it's just listed as a 20th Century. Given the other pieces I have found it on, it should date from about 1930 to 1960.The lacke of a name isn't that uncommon. There have been hundreds of factories throughout China and very few records were actually kept. So, it's not entirely uncommon to not know the name of the factory. It's a take off of traditional Blue Willow. It's a transferware pattern and not handpainted. You can find pieces with similar flower patterns. It's the monkey that makes yours unique. There may not be a specific maker tied to it, but you can place a value on it based on the age, style and somewhat similar pieces.I can do that if you'd like.~Diana
So does that mean the second smaller mark that was initialed on before the glaze only made it but did not paint it?
Hi.It don't believe it's an artist mark. Chinese artists typcially use full characters and that's not a character from the alphabet. They usually involve 2 or more characters or sets of characters.It's most likely an inventory or some other type of factory code. Pieces often have symbols or numbers that are related to the factory.~Diana
I apologize I had to go out of town to help care for my grandmother who wasnt doing well. I was very satisfied with the information that you were able to provide me and I appreciate your help. Is there still a way for me to rate you?
Hi Candi.I'm sorry to hear that. Is she okay now?I'm glad you came back. I did find a few more pieces with that same mark and one more of your pattern:There is no "exact" maker listed, but it is believed to be Japanese from around the 1950s.A trinket dish with lid should have a current secondary market value in the range of $40 to $50.For selling, Craigslist is a worthy shot because it's free. Etsy and Amazon are turning about to be a great alternative to Ebay. http://www.bonanza.com and http://www.artfire.com are pretty good up and coming online sites. Etsy has fantastic rates and really does well with vintage kitschy items.Rubylane, Tias, and Cyberattic are great selling sites too. . You might check out the consignment cost with any local antique shops. Some places charge about 25% to 30% of final sell price, but in dealing local you generally have less competition. It's always worth checking out.Ebay is more or less a last resort. It does reach a lot of people, but the values tend to be lower. You will always get a higher value by selling it yourself as opposed to an auction or selling it to a dealer. If you do decide to try Ebay, consider using reserves.
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