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Dating and Mark on Kutani Vase
I hope everyone has been having a terrific summer. I would love to know your thoughts on the age of this large Kutani vase I picked up. If anyone has a lead on the mark, that would be great too. Also just curious your opinions on value, no chips or cracks, gilding in pretty good shape, just a few firing flaws. I paid $175 cash for it, and I'm curious how I did. Thought it was beautiful nonetheless.
I'm an amateur so no expertise here, but that is a very pretty vase! Love the happy expression on the crane(?). The form I find a bit unusual. It's well done! The mark is nice and long too. I'm likely wrong but I would guess it was made in the Taisho period or later. You got it for a good/fair price!
That's a really nice, good-sized vase. I am thinking late 19th, but I could be wrong. I feel like Greeno (Tim) posted a similar Kutani vase with an oversized bird(s) on it a while ago. I did a quick search but didn't see it.
take it with a grain of salt
I did find it...
take it with a grain of salt
I think the mark refers to where it was made ie Ishikawa prefecture, nine valleys, but there is a name I can't find anything about which may be a place name or possibly the manufacturer (Oshudo or Ojido?). I was using Google to translate so there may be errors.
I would say too that this is probably loosely around 1910 to 1930. I think you have paid a higher price than you may have on ebay for example, but it is attractive and sometimes when you really like something, you have to pay the price that is asked. Nothing wrong with that.😊
Just seen your post Todd, well-remembered. Maybe Tim was selling it? Or is it different? I have been looking at this too long. 😆
Different vases, although clearly the same type and maker. Would make a nice pair.
take it with a grain of salt
It's a very ornate and beautiful kutani vase. Good size too.
I think based on the pictures it's late Meji possible Taisho period. So 1900-1920's.
I think you did well. Its price would be dependent on the artist.
@watership Excellent recall on this vase Todd. I wonder if it was in my subconscious when I purchased mine as I also commented on that post. It's a perfect pair! I picked it up on vacation in Pennsylvania but the vendor said she bought it in CA decades ago.
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