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 Great House Antiques Your Own Question
Great House Antiques
Great House Antiques, Appraiser/ Researcher/ Entrepreneur
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 2191
Experience:  30+ years in all aspects of the Antiques and Decorative Arts Industry
Type Your Antiques Question Here...
Great House Antiques is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have a Chinese bowl that I know was purchased in China in

Customer Question

I have a Chinese bowl that I know was purchased in China in the mid 1920's - it is 10.75" dia. 3.5" tall, 3.0" dia at the base; it is conical in shape and light tan color with a red and a green dragon on the outside with various leafs and intertwining branches, inside has eight male figures standing in various poses and a fruit and leafs at the bottom. There are no identifying marks but the unglazed section at the bottom of the base foot is made from coiled strips. Can you give me some idea of its origin?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Robert S. replied 1 year ago.

Hi! My name is ***** ***** I would be happy to help with your bowl.

Could you very kindly attach a photo of it and a close-up of the decoration.

Also, a photo of the entire bottom. Even though unmarked, there are features there that are important clues as to age and origin including, as you rightly mention, the coiled foot.

Many thanks,

PS. Once you have the photos in your computer (if you are using a smart phone camera, just email them to yourself) it's then a simple matter to attach them. Just click on the paperclip icon, located above the text box where you are typing to me. If there's no paperclip, click on the "Add files" tab.

If you get stuck go here for help.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Cancel this transaction immediately - I am astonished that you have billed me in the amount of $48.00 already before any work has been done - I would suggest that you refund these payments asap - and what happened to the free trial????
Expert:  Robert S. replied 1 year ago.


I'm so sorry you're having problems. I work "on" rather than "for" JustAnswer as an independent agent so none of the messages you receive (other than those in this text box) come from me.

I don't have anything to do with the daily operations of JustAnswer and in many ways I'm just a customer like you. I use the site as a way to bring the appraiser (me) and client (you) together so you can avail of specialized antiques and fine arts expertise that's usually not available locally.

I quite understand if you are unhappy with unsolicited messages coming from the site and urge you to contact Customer Support, phone number 1.***-***-**** to have them stop and ask for a refund.

You should not be charged anything until or unless you receive an answer from me that you are happy with.

You should also ask for a refund of your good faith $5 deposit (if you paid one) which you are also owed since you did not get an answer.

Best wishes,

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Robert, I 'll try once again to get an answer re the Chinese bowl that I submitted earlier if I can get the pictures attached
Expert:  Robert S. replied 1 year ago.

Hi! That would be great. Look forward to seeing what you have, it sounds most interesting.

I'll be here whenever you are ready with the photos. No rush this end.

By the way, if it's any help, it's a lot easier to go through the photo-attaching process if you are logged into and operating from your "My Questions" page.

And of course, if you can collar a passing teenager with an iPhone, they would have photos attached in about two minutes.

Best wishes,