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Opinion and Info Please for a Newbie
I was looking for a larger piece and really like this vase. 22" tall. Seller believes 1930s. I don't have a photo of the mark (Kanji in blue written in a square) because I didn't want to look overly eager. As I looked at 100s of photos on the internet, I didn't see any with decoration in relief like this (in the orange/red areas) around the primary floral scenes. Is there a name for this? I recognize I haven't provided as many photos as I should, so I am looking for opinions on if it screams obvious fake.
That’s a nice vase though it could well be modern. A seller should always provide pictures of the bottom, as it’s quite important, so don’t be afraid to ask.
Some of the colors seem to have an odd tone to my eye. But better pictures are needed.
The many insects look cool. Somehow I like that vase.
Hi Matt - and as with others, welcome to this great forum …
Not really my area but, from the single image, I would agree with others in that this appears fairly modern …
With any object you should also ask for a full condition report and any provenance, if known. I and add little else, but agree more images are needed …
The paint looks like enamel work.
Thank you all for your comments. The dealer told me to take it home for the weekend (he doesn't open again until Tuesday), but I had many errands and did not want to drive around with it. I will take him up on his offer next week and post more photos. I believe where the decoration is raised on the leaves and bugs is due to the surrounding clay being removed, not decoration applied to the surface.
Again, thank you. I really like this vase, but like so many collecting areas, a minefield for the uninitiated.
I sort of like it too. It reminds me a bit of a vase my parents' have, which I believe to be from the late 1950s-early 60s. (They received it as a gift in the early 1960s, so can't be later than that). If it is, its a nice quality vase for that time. Just throwing in my two sense.
take it with a grain of salt
You get a lot of posts on this forum! Took me 10 minutes to find this one to post more photos. I was able to snap a few more photos including the bottom. Thank you all for your help. This is purely a decorative purchase for the home.
With the new pictures I think it’s post 1980 but worth buying (depending on the price). Could be tomorrow’s antique.
I think it looks better in the close-up, initially the cartouches looked so flat I wondered if they were printed. However, I still think it is a modern piece, just not as modern and I would go along with Birgit's dating. I often feel suspicious when I see that black line on the foot rim. It does happen naturally, but I think it may be deliberate here, like the mark reflecting the style.
Thank you all. I believe I am not going to wait for it to become tomorrow's antique. 🙂 Based on its age, I think it is overpriced.
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