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Anyone recognise who might have made these two tiny vases?

Post by eshearm on Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:41 am

Hi anyone know who might have made these tiny vases? My thoughts are the bottoms have been painted with a type of bronze paint?





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Post by NaomiM on Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:39 pm

Very nice Most Excellent
My first thought is Chinese, due to the quality of the glaze. But Continental due to the colour of the clay.
Not seeing any bronze on the base from the photos. Maybe a close up would help? Might be a metallic looking colour of the clay itself formed during whatever firing method they used?

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Post by Mordeep on Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:39 pm

When I see those deep bases I always think of Japanese pottery, I have also had some Japanese beer cups very recently with that dark clay. So more than possible that is a point of origin.
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Post by NaomiM on Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:23 pm

Might be Korean, especially if they have some age.

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Post by eshearm on Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:29 am

Hi guys, I initially did think Chinese, I will take some extra pictures if you look closely there is "paint" to the base which is flaking off to reveal a lighter clay, may help with your thoughts! 😍
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Post by eshearm on Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:10 am

Extra close up pics





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Post by NaomiM on Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:15 am

Might be lacquer. Maybe they were gilded?

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Post by eshearm on Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:25 pm

Done a little more digging and pretty sure these are Chinese, probably earlier 20thc Jun miniature vases. I have seen this glaze on larger pieces as well. E
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Post by NaomiM on Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:26 pm

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Post by studio-pots on Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:08 pm

I hadn't seen this thread before but they look Chinese to me too.

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