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In 1999 I bought a lovely blue bowl in Samarang Market

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In 1999 I bought a lovely blue bowl in Samarang Market (Java, Indonesia). The story I was told was that it had come off a 17th Century Chinese wreck off coast of Java, that had just been located by divers. When I bought it, it had some marine encrustations on it. I am wondering whether it has any value? Ivar XXXXXXXX PS How do I send you the pictures I have taken?

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 2 years ago.
Hello Ivan,
I'm Shantal and I'm a moderator for this topic.
I've been working hard to find a Professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right Professional can take a little longer than expected.
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Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi There~
My name is ***** ***** I am here to help with your question.
At your convenience, please send photos.
When evaluating an item, photos are essential to helping me come to a correct assessment.
If there is a toolbar with a paperclip icon showing above the box where you type in responses, then follow the steps on this link for sharing photos:
I look forward to seeing the images. If you are unable to send photos right away, that is fine – there is not a time limit here.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I have tried to use your system to attach my photos of my bowl, but no success. Can I have your email so I can send the pictures direct?

Sincerely *****

Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi Ivar,
You can try emailing your images to***@******.*** and write “For Nora/Antiques” in the subject line of the email.
Photos sent by email do not arrive to me directly nor instantly, they get forwarded to me by admin.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thanks Nora

I have sent the pictures to you as you suggest. The bowl measures 14cm in diameter and is 7cm high.

I hope you can advise me Regards, Ivar

Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi Ivar,
Thank you for the heads-up on emailing images.
I will certainly let you know when they have arrived to me.
In the meantime, be on the look-out for a confirmation email from customer service confirming they have received your images and will forward to me.