It's clearly not nephrite or jadeite.
A really badly stamped fake Qianlong reign mark.
The cup would probably have more value without that mark.
According to the inscription, this commemorates completion of a tour of duty. These seem to have been common souvenirs in the Japanese Navy.
Look like Chinese opera mask papercuts.
That's where the evidence points, though of course there's no doubt more research possible for confirmation.
(Note that Koreans usually put...
金 = Kim in Korean.
Maybe to hold a spongy stamp dampener?
(If made to hold stamps, the shape of that inside rim would be odd. But then, why a heart on a stamp...
Indeed, in China these days those heavy sturdy wares of the Mao era do attract collectors. Like Cultural Revolution stuff, the prices are no...
I stopped posting there after they objected to including links from Yahoo Auctions Japan, which I used to show identical Japanese marks. Don't...
Westerners buy the originals, but many Chinese think it's inauspicious and inappropriate to hang someone else's ancestors on the wall as decoration.
Too cute is another red flag. That bird beak seems to be squawking "Buy Me!" to a foreign tourist. And there weren't many foreign tourists in...
Shang ritual vessel, presumably a replica or a fantasy creation thereof.
The lid has the seal of Fan Zude 范祖德 (1904～1976), a noted Yixing potter.
According to the...
Why are Chianti jugs sometimes wrapped something like this?
Perhaps it began as a way of protecting the bottles in shipment, and became a tradition.
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