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Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 10059
Experience:  Antiques dealer for over 10 years specializing in porcelain, glass, art, furniture, coins, watches, sterling silver, pocket watches, and jewelry.
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I have a Japanese figurine that stands 12" and is of a older

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I have a Japanese figurine that stands 12" and is of a older man dressed in a beautiful robe... I believe my father brought it home from the war and gave it to my grandmother. It has been in the family ever since. Do you have somewhere I can send you a pic so you can see him?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Rarewares replied 2 years ago.
This is a Japanese Kutani moriage figurine that represents one of the seven Gods of Fortune/Immortals/Shichi Fukujin. This one is Fukurokuju, the God of happiness, wealth and longevity. This was made in the 1930's.Moriage is a special type of raised decoration used on some Japanese pottery. The clay was squeezed from a tube in the way we apply cake frosting. Moriage pieces were often unmarked and were known for their highly stylized decorations and gilding.This figurine has a value of 80.00 to 100.00 us dollars.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your quick response , I had no idea of the value of this piece, it has been sitting on a shelf in my moms house for my whole life. And thank you for its background, again I had no clue.
Expert:  Rarewares replied 2 years ago.
You are so welcome.Let's close this question by having you click the stars. If you'd like to assess anything else, start a new question and put 'forCustomeramp;#39; so that you could get me again.