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i have a small hand painted jug with a pearl looking inside

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i have a small hand painted jug with a pearl looking inside coating on the bottom it has..SAMURAI then a flower and hand painted made in Japan, looking for any imfo on this please.

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
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I would be happy to help you with your item.

Would it be possible for you to send me photos? A full image with the design and a clear, in-focus close-up of the mark would be ideal.

When taking a clear close-up try using the macro function on your camera. It looks like a small flower icon. This will allow sharper focus at a closer-range.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

hi This is the jug.small japanese jug

Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi Peter~

Happy Easter!

Thank you for the images.

The words 'Made in Japan' were used on wares from circa 1920 to 1940’s.

You would not find an exact match to your jug because the decoration was painted by hand, and is in its own way a one of a kind piece. It would have come with at least a matching sugar and at most a full tea set with teapot and cups and saucers.

The pearl interior is referred to as pearl luster. Japanese porcelain wares at that time were popular for their luster glazes that were in pearl, marigold and blue – usually.

These were made in Japan by Samurai pottery as export ware.

It is documented the Samurai wares were exported heavily to the Limehouse area of London, which was the original Chinatown District in London and conveniently close to key docks like Victoria and East India docks.

The raised area of decoration is hand applied enamel, called moriage in Japan.

The colors are height of Deco craze palette and would date to 1930’s.

On today’s market, a single creamer jug would sell for 5 – 10GBP.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you all just wrap it up and put away and pass down.

Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi Peter,

My pleasure to be of help.

Yes good idea to wrap it up and set aside. Because of the fragile material of porcelain, as time passes there will be less of these pieces on the market, which does help as a factor in adding value.

Feel free if you have additional questions on your item.

In the meantime, if you could please take a moment to leave a rating for my services here, I would really appreciate it.

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Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi Peter~

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I do have 2 matching small plates hand painted with red writing on the back in chinese or from Japan these do look very old so i maybe looking into these soon as they were left to me from my late mother.

Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Great, Peter.

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