Information About Ceramic/Porcelain Dogs?

April 2, 2021

Two black dog figurines.Does anybody know if this are made of ceramic or porcelain? I believe this are from China. I put a photo of the stamp which basically have no idea, researched on internet but found nothing. Does anybody know something about it? What is the stamp, origin, material, value, history, etc . Hope you can help me. Thanks!


A small dog figurine.
The back of a dog figurine.
The chop on the underside of a figurine.


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I commented on one of your other posts about your items and the challenges in identifying items with Chinese/Japanese/Korean other oriental markings.

If the Facebook group I suggested is unable to help, you can always try running it as an eBay auction (not buy it now).

Dogs are always a very popular seller, so even without knowing a lot about it, if it was mine I would run it as a 7 day auction (Sunday to Sunday) and just describe it as it is a dog with nose to the air floral print. Take 12 amazing photos (you have a great start here) and show it against something people recognize--like a can or a ruler to show size. Be sure to be accurate in the measurements in addition. State unknown material--and add weight of the piece.


Start it at what you would like to make from it and let the market dictate the value.

Post back with what you learn/your next steps!! Thanks for sharing this cutie!

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First, I want to write that you have amazing porcelain dogs.
Sorry, but I do not like to write long texts and tell how difficult it is to identify your figurines or advise you to ask for help on other websites. I just identified the mark of your figurines.

Your porcelain figurines have Chinese rubber stamped mark with four characters. Chinese marks are more regular than Japanese marks, with mostly six or four character put inside a round or square frame. Red marks were mainly used from mid 19th century or later.


I looked through the marks of this period. The porcelain mark of your figurines belongs to Ya Wan Zhen Cang - Delicate Collectable Precious Treasure. This is a private collector's or a factory mark. The stamped marks appears in 1960-70s or even later.

You have Vintage Ya Wan Zhen Cang China Kutani Dogs, mid to late 20th century.
The price is about $90 (for one figurine).

I found the Ya Wan Zhen Cang China Kutani Cat made in the same style:

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There are so many Chinese marks that are so similar it would take a lot of time to try and find a particular mark.
Maybe another member is more familiar with these marks and can do that.


They appear to be ceramic but the Chinese made a lot of clay figurines as well as other mixed materials so you may have to ask someone that can see and hold the pieces.

You may be able to take them to one or more Chinese restaurants or Asian stores and ask for help with the mark and that may give you enough information to do more research.

Since you have so many different kinds of items it would probably be a good idea for you to join a group on Reddit so you will have another avenue to ask questions as well as ThriftyFun. Reddit has a a very diverse audience to help you with the marks as well as value. Reddit has several groups that answer questions like this as well as most of the other items you have posted.
The more places you post your questions/pictures the more information you'll gather.

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