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My wife inherited a vase from her parents, it appears to be

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my wife inherited a vase from her parents, it appears to be oriental in design but we have no idea what it is or if it has any value all she knows is that it is more than 70 years old
JA: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes it's turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Is there anything else important you think the Appraiser should know?
Customer: we cannot find any markings or stampings anywhere on the vase

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Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Hello the vase is 10ins tall but has no obvious identifying marks??

I need to see the bottom.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Hello there are no apparent marks

Thank you, I will work on this next and write my answer here.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Ok thankyou

This is a Chinese porcelain vase in iron red and blue with reserves of children at play, the color style

called Chinese Imari (even though Imari is typically Japanese), late 1800s, valued at $400 resale.

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Use invaluable.com, liveauctioneers.com, or auctionzip.com and search their directory for an
auction house near you and consign to them if you don't want to do all of the work of listing and dealing with sellers.

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