Subject:Re: Need More Info, Chinese Items?
Posted By: Bill H Thu, Apr 27, 2023
The top photo shows a Japanese bronze 'Champleve' (French for 'elevated field') bowl or censer made circa first half of the 20th century.
Second pair of vases are Chinese, also early 20th century.
The third shot is of a bronze censer called a "ding" form in Chinese mandarin but more probably made in Japan, owing to the molded string of pendant banners below the upper rim. Chinese censers of this type seen in the market nowadays almost inevitably bear apocryphal Ming reign marks on the base and have plain gilt or patinated bronze outer surfaces. Imperfections in the casting of these designs suggest this censer dates to post-WW-II or the third quarter of the 20th century when Japan's industries were recovering.