I found this cute pot in a local thrift store but cannot identify what it might be. It is painted green on inside. The bottom is brown/black, no identifying marks, just a leftover tag from a previous sale. It appears to have a lot of etching and precise painting. Thanks in advance for sharing your knowledge!
It reminds me of Navajo pottery.
Traditional Navajo pottery usually has little or no design. Some pieces are decorated with appliques or designs etched or incised into the pottery. Melted pinon pitch is normally applied, giving it a glossy finish and making the pottery waterproof. Random gray and black markings on the pottery pieces are called fire clouds caused by direct contact with burning fuel during firing.
In the absence of a signature or maker's mark, this is most likely a Handcrafted Etched Southwestern Style Rotund Pot Vase.
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I inherited this from my Grandmother. She couldnt give details, but I know she got it while my family lived in New Jersey. Every piece is marked the same. The monk and dragon design contains both gold and silver.It originally had 9 cups and saucers, but somehow 2 cups are missing. What might that marking say about the age, history, or price of the set?
There is a mark: a circle with the cross in - the Shimazu family crest (the Shimazu mon). The Shimazu clan ruled the Satsuma province in Japan around the time that most of the original items were made. Use the gotheborg.com/
One of the best ways to estimate the price is to look at what is selling and see if you can find something similar to your piece.
Hi, does anybody have any information on the stamp mark? I've searched the Internet and cannot find any info on the make/style/age of my pot.Thank you in advance for any information.
Pretty colors! Unfortunately there is not enough of a picture or not enough pictures to really see the piece and determine if it older or newer. Crazing (what you see on the bottom) can be machine made to make a piece LOOK old but it was made yesterday, so it would help to see the edges of the piece--and all of the sides of the piece and lid.
That said, to figure out the mark, I belong to a Facebook group called Chinese Porcelain - Identification and Valuation. You can ask to join (follow all their rules) and either post the mark or look at all of the media already on there and find match. It is an awesome group and site. Although sometimes they get a bit snarky when someone insists their piece is very old, but those in the know try to educate them that it was made to look old and was probably made this year...but aside from that, I have learned a lot there and it a great site to lurk and learn!
This is one site where they will help you value the piece.
Post back what you learn! It has great colors!