Posts tagged “Japanese”

APR
07
2015

Cheap Japanese Bookends? Maybe Not.

By mwilcox

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Many Collectors tend specialize over time, choosing to filter down to items that are unusual and spur the hunt. One such item are Rookwood bookends and paperweights. They often sell unidentified for far less than they are worth because they often...

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NOV
17
2014

Antique Cloisonné "Foo Dog" Paperweights

By mwilcox

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Antique Cloisonné "Foo Dog " paperweights like this generally date from the turn of the 19th Century and into the 1920's. Cloisonné is made by soldering metal wires, often brass silver or gold onto a metal base, the design is filled in with...

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AUG
25
2014

Japanese Silver Plated Cigarette Box

By mwilcox

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Items with full country of origin marks such as “Made in Japan,” like this cigarette box, generally post date the early 1920s and are not yet considered "antiques." The “Japan” marking was required for importation into the United States after...

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AUG
07
2014

Antique Japanese Bronze Oni

By mwilcox

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This antique bronze is Japanese, dating from about 1890. It depicts a type of Japanese devil called an "Oni." The Oni are the "Resident Evils" of Japanese folklore, often described as ogres, trolls, demons, or devils. They appear in a variety of...

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