How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Wayne Your Own Question
Wayne
Wayne, Auctioneer
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 3951
Experience:  40 yrs. experience in antiques, jewelry, coins and paintings - ASA 1985
67223111
Type Your Antiques Question Here...
Wayne is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have an old tea set that I believe was brought over during

Customer Question

I have an old tea set that I believe was brought over during the 1940"s from China or Japan. It is only stamped on the bottom with Chinese or Japanese characters. I have looked online and can not find this back stamp anywhere. Can I send you pictures?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.
My name is***** have been dealing in and appraising antiques for over 40 years, and I can help you with this.Can you post a photo of this?1.Click the paperclip icon2.Click the Browse icon3.Click the Browse button4.Select your file and click Open5.Click OK6.Click Insert7.Click Save Changes on this pagehttp://ww2.justanswer.com/help/how-do-i-send-photo-or-file-expert-0
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I actually sent 3 pics last night. Did you receive?
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
No I haven't received them. I only responded to this question this morning.
Thanks,
Wayne
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
For some reason I don't have any icons in this box. Is there another way to send the pics... Email or text?
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
You can send them to***@******.*** Photos forCustomer
Thanks,
Wayne
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I received the photos. This is Japanese Kutani porcelain circa 1940s-1960. Here is a link to a site that explains the porcelain and markings. http://gotheborg.com/marks/kutani.shtml
Here is a link that explains what the characters mean on Kutani porcelain.
http://j-culture.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/kutani.jpg
Your pieces are Gosai-de "Five color style"
Thank you,
Wayne
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. Any idea of its value?
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
How many pieces are in the set?
Thanks,
Wayne
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
1 tea pot, I creamer, I sugar bowl, 6 plates, 6 saucers, 6cups
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.
Hi,Your set would sell for $200-400 at auction. Insurance value is $600.Thanks,Wayne