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AppraiserJM, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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I have a vase I picked up years ago and I really know

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I have a vase I picked up years ago and I really know nothing about it... Just hints and guesses. I think it is Chinese or Korean celadon and would appreciate it if you could identify the maker, country, age and value.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 4 months ago.

Hi, my name is*****'m a certified appraiser, and I'd be happy to help.

This is Chinese, and Chinese do not put maker's marks on items other than paintings. This would be a date, dynasty, or location mark--I haven't looked it up yet--but those are very, very often wrong, so we don't give them much weight.

Can you upload an overall photo of the vase? I only got the base mark photo.


Customer: replied 4 months ago.
The four seasons.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
trying again
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 4 months ago.

Thanks. This is a very contemporary--fourth quarter 20th century--decorative piece.

True Chinese celadon vases would have molded decoration, not painted on like this. And it's very sharp and clear and representative--clearly meant for the Western market, and likely either stencilled on, or factory produced..

Sorry for any disappointment.


Customer: replied 4 months ago.

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