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Subject:two chinese pieces
Posted By: josh dean Tue, Oct 20, 2020 IP: 2a02:c7f:b2b6:e300:b

owned by a family member who passed away
any info about the pieces is greatly appreciated!

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Subject:Re: two chinese pieces
Posted By: Mark Adams Tue, Oct 20, 2020

The first one is in my opinion Japanese Satsuma. It's made by Aoki and dates to the late Meiji period 1868-1912. Possibly a, little later.
The other one needs more pictures etc.
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Subject:Re: two chinese pieces
Posted By: Bill H Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Your second vase may have a mark of 'Sei' (青), which indicates was used on wares made by the Aoki brothers, who founded a kiln in the 1890s. The only date shown with various examples of their marks was circa 1950.

I have what I believe is a late Meiji (1868-1912) vase with some similarities to your first one in size, painting style and the molded petal applications, albeit the petals in a different place. It has what I take to be a factory mark of '大二' reading down on the base, with a meaning of 'Large No. 2'. I include a photo of the vase below, but don't have one of the irrelevant mark, which likely referred to the vase being the second of a large pair. The pedestal shown beneath it is a close match but not original to the vase.

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Bill H.

Subject:Re: two chinese pieces
Posted By: Bill H Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Ignored the subject line and failed to state the most obvious point, which is your vases are both Japanese, not Chinese.

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