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Post by Alex161 on March 29th 2018, 8:57 pm

My father bought this ginger jar many years ago and whilst I don't know how old it is, it would be nice to find something about  who made it and if it has much value. Photographs will help it is 8" tall and 6.5" widePottery ID and age Img_4818
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Post by NaomiM on March 29th 2018, 9:06 pm


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Post by philpot on March 29th 2018, 9:08 pm

Does it have any marks on it? Unmarked ginger jars are very common in oriental ceramics,
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Post by Alex161 on March 29th 2018, 9:21 pm

Marks are shown on the photographs the base one is fired in.( second photo)


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Post by NaomiM on March 29th 2018, 9:22 pm

rob s wrote:

I did try to copy and paste the link, but on a few occasions this isn't working for me?


Thanks for mentioning it,  I’ll check it out

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Post by NaomiM on March 29th 2018, 9:25 pm

I suspect the vase was bought new at the time. Best to check the Gotheborg website of Chinese Marks as they have the most comprehensive database of 20thC marks

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Post by Alex161 on March 29th 2018, 9:34 pm

NaomiM wrote:I suspect the vase was bought new at the time. Best to check the Gotheborg website of Chinese Marks as they have the most comprehensive database of 20thC marks

Thanks Naomi but I was trying to shortcut a lengthy search by asking questions on this forum. With the lettering on the one side, someone perhaps knows what it states.
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Post by NaomiM on March 29th 2018, 9:43 pm

I’m afraid none of us can read Kanji. Best to ask one of the Chinese Ceramics collectors groups on Facebook where there are Chinese members who can read it. Most likely it’s a well known poem; the style points to an early to mid 20thC; possibly People’s Republic period.

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Post by Alex161 on March 29th 2018, 9:51 pm

Thank you. That has moved us forward as I did not know that the language was Kanji.

However, if non of the forum members can help with this it is a pity.
Thank you anyway.
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