Subject:Ceramic Vase Id. Asian?/Not Asian?
Posted By: Lance Frazer Tue, Oct 23, 2018 IP: 220.127.116.11
This is just a little odd, but I'm hoping someone with more knowledge in pottery than I have can help. This vase, about 5 1/2 inches tall, has what appears to be a Western conception of an Asian decoration. Not that it's not well done, it just doesn't feel either old or "authentic". The creator has put his/her initials on the bottom (not in either Japanese or Chinese characters), which also leads me to my conclusion. The initials appear to be "D.L.". I know there are a couple of ceramics artists with those initials who create this sort of pottery (David Leach, for example, although his mark is usually a lot more stylized than this). Anyway, I will greatly appreciate all guidance on this.