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I have some Asian antiques which my mother bought which I

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I have some Asian antiques which my mother bought which I would like valued
JA: The Antiques Appraiser can help. You can also send photos once I've connected you. Do you know how old the item is?
Customer: I think the lamps are possibly 1920s not sure about the silver ship
JA: Does the lamp have a maker's mark or serial number?
Customer: Not that I can see but the ship is signed
JA: What condition is the lamp in?
Customer: 2 good 1 slightly worn
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Antiques Appraiser should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  marks699 replied 12 days ago.

Hi, this is Mark with JA. I’ve been in the antiques and art business for nearly half a century. I think I can help with the Asian antiques. Can you send some photos? An overall shot, a close-up well-focused detail or two, one of the back or underside, and a good, clear shot of the maker’s marks or signatures, if any?

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Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Hi... please see attached.. thanks
Expert:  marks699 replied 12 days ago.
Got the photos.  Thanks.  

I have some questions ahead of you, but I promise I won’t lose you, OK?

Expert:  marks699 replied 12 days ago.

Back on it.  Sorry for the wait.  Checking now....

Expert:  marks699 replied 12 days ago.

I can take on three items per question.

Re; Geisha figurine lamp, porcelain, swirled fabric shade, probably mid 20th century, resale value $90-$100.

Re; Japanese porcelain court figure lamp with dog, mid 20th century, resale value $80-$100.

Re; Japanese pagoda figural lamp, resale value $60-$70.

Expert:  marks699 replied 12 days ago.

For the others, if you don’t mind, it would be best to start another question by going back to and starting a new one (not in this chat window). If you wish, you can ask for me by my screen name,Customer. Start the question with "FOR MARK APPRAISALS ONLY..." and I should be able to find it. You can also use either the "Ask me a new question" feature on your “My Questions” page or to add me to your Favorite Experts list if you would like to connect with me again. Thanks. Mark

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Many thanks..
Expert:  marks699 replied 12 days ago.

My pleasure!