How do you date a Japanese vase?
A helpful dating tip in the labyrinth of Japanese marks is it is generally accepted that marks that include Dai Nippon in Japanese characters, on the whole, date to the Meiji (1868 to 1912) period, reflecting the greatly increased nationalism of the time.
How do I know if my vase is worth anything?
Coarseness along the mold mark, crackling or bubbles in glass, asymmetry of shape and a strong luster or iridescence are a few telltale signs that your vase is the real deal instead of a reproduction or forgery.
How do I know if my Satsuma is real?
Whatever the Satsuma mark used, many Satsuma pieces include the Shimazu clan mark, a red, hand-painted circle with a cross inside (like the crosshairs in a gunsight). If you do have a piece that you suspect is genuine Satsuma, there are many on-line Satsuma resources that can help you identify the mark.
What is the most expensive pottery?
On 3rd October 2017, 10.58 a.m., the Ru Guanyao brush washer from the Northern Song Dynasty was sold for HK$$294,287,500 (US$37.7m), becoming the worlds most expensive ceramic. Provenance (consolidated by The Value): Hongxi Museum, Taiwan.