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Question: Hi, I would love any info you can give me on my vase. When it was made,
what's it worth, etc. I have tried looking it up on ebay and all over the
internet and I can't find anything. All I know is that it has the name
Walter Tozzini on the bottom which is how I tried searching for it. I
would appreciate anything you can tell me about it. Thank you, April
RD Langer answers: April, this is 20th c porcelain. Probably tourist stuff. Worth $75-100.
Question: Hello I just came across your website as I was looking for information
about a vase I have. Usually I am pretty good at finding information
about objects on line. I can find no information about this vase online
and I was wondering if you could help me. The vase stands about 5" and
the the lighter green decorations on the vase are indentations. It has
two marks on the bottom. I am not sure if the marks are Chinese or
Japanese. Thank you.
RD Langer Answwers: The vase appears to have a celadone underglaze which would make it Chinese.
Question: I recently purchased these pieces at an antique store in Chinatown in San Francisco. I don't know if you can do both, so which ever you feel like appraising is fine. I will be very grateful. The vases are 6 inches in height, and the foo dogs are 13.5 inches high.Thank you very much!
RD Langer replies: Ms. Lee, from the photos, both items look modern to me. They realy need to be examined, but they are possibly worth $100. each lot.
RD Langer Answers: Senada, the mark appears to be of the Republic period. (around 1940) I would estimate a value of around $150. However, I suggest you e-mail Dessa Goddard at Bonhams, and see if she has a different view. There isa mark on the outside of the bowl, with a Chinese poem, which may add some value.
Question: Hi can you give me any info on my chinese pewter/metal tea pot???? It is
decorative glass panels with figures. If a mark on the spout and the bottom of
the vase. Do you know the marking might be??? The age and if its of any value.
it’s 6.5 “ high.Thanks Sheila
RD Langer Answers: Sheila, I have seen these in Hong Kong along Hollywood Road. Value $125-150.