Small Japanese ... jar? What to call this?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Lucille.b, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Not thinking huge value, might even be missing something like a lid. Smaller than a ginger jar and not exactly that shape, so maybe just for jewelry?

    I assume the characters aren't a signature. What to call this? Thanks.

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  2. yourturntoloveit

    yourturntoloveit Well-Known Member

    Hmmm, I wonder if the "writing" on the side of the jar actually "spells out" (pun intended) what it is meant to be used for. ;)
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  3. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Yes, was wondering about that, too! Maybe I could try for google image search of the characters.
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  4. Mat

    Mat Well-Known Member

    I think just a little box or jar for whatever you want, and it is Chinese, not Japanese. I cannot read the inscription but on similar pieces it was always related to the beauty of the woman on the other side. It dates to the republic period, 1920s-30s...
  5. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Thank you for taking a look, Mat. :)

    Appreciate the help.
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