Featured Japanese or Chinese Vase... Something or Nothing?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by J Dagger, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

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    A944A2ED-9196-4A77-B6E0-F5E54A7EE89E.jpeg Photo is from a sale listing tomorrow. Thought it looked interesting but probably not much value. Figured worth asking here. Worth picking up? Also a little lacquer box of drawers I assume is Japanese. I know some can be quite valuable but this doesn’t look like one of them. Anyone differ?
  2. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    The vase is Japanese Sumida Gawa ware, a bit beat up but fixable I suppose ...the other thing is Chinese, fairly new, you don't need that.

    According to Gotheborg, the mark is a mark of Inoue Ryosai, however, there are several Inoue Ryosai's that worked from the late 1800's up to 1971
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2019
  3. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    The box looks like a bento box.
  4. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    It isn't though, it's Chinese and an impractical tiffin box - really just "decor" ware, abused but fairly modern.
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  5. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Blooey is right on with the Sumida Gawa ID on the vase. This one in the picture looks in very rough condition as mentioned-- that's going to really impact any value. You can view comparables on Ebay to get a price point.
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  6. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    Thanks for ID’ing this for me. I got to the sale 30 mins before they closed up. The vase was still present on the mantle. It was marked $375!!! Needless to say I kept moving. I know the sale runner decently well and he offered me 60% off a different item I was interested in before I even started negotiating. I figured I would circle back to this one at the end if it was still there. When I did the sticker had been removed. Brought it up and asked about it and he said it had been marked as XYZ but he would do $100. I offered $75 and we met at $80. Looks like I may have paid a bit too much to make an easy profit considering condition. I guess it just depends on if someone likes this particular design. They seem to vary quite a bit in theme with some being more desirable than others. The color combo on mine also isn’t awesome but we shall see. I’ll update here if/when I decide to sell and I find a buyer.

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