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Experience:  Antiques dealer for 12+ years and collector for 30+ years specializing in American and European porcelain, glass, art, furniture, coins, watches, sterling silver, pocket watches, and jewelry.
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I have some miniature vases which I believe may be satsuma

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Hi. I have some miniature vases which I believe may be satsuma ware. How can I tell please. Richard
JA: The Antiques Appraiser can help. You can also send photos once I've connected you. Are there any unique markings or symbols on the vase?
Customer: Yes, oriental symbols on the base
JA: Do you know how old the vase is? What condition is it in?
Customer: Good condition and circa late 19th/early 20th century.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Antiques Appraiser should know?
Customer: Not that I can think of!


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Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Hi Rarewares. They are a pair of vases (12cm tall). A friend thought they may be Satsuma ware, but I'm not sure if they are Japanese or Chinese. An ancestor was a sea captain working in the far east at the turn of the 19th/20th centuries, and I belive he brought them back from his travels. I have uploaded photos for your information. Richard

This is a pair 1880 to 1912 Meiji period of Japanese earthenware mirror-image Satsuma vases with marks on the bottom indicating "left" and "right" (no maker marks)

valued at $300 for the pair.

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