Shoki Imari(11/17/08) The 15th. of every month the Nara Antique Dealers auction takes place in Nara. It is a 4-6 hour event that sees the auctioning of hundreds of lots. This last Saturday these Shoki Imari soba chokos passed through. As a side note, even though they are now called soba chokos, in their time they were called chokus.
Japanese auction watch.(11/8/08) These items are coming up for auction at Kogirekai in Kyoto November 15th. and 16th.
The first item is a set of porcelain by Okura Japan. The set contains 10 types of items with a total of 38 pieces. 5 sets of cups and saucers among others. Minimum price is 1,200$
Auction watch(11/5/08) These items are coming up for auction on November 15th. and 16th. in Kyoto.
The first item is a Korean teabowl. It doesn’t look to be exceptionally old. The minimum price is 10,000 yen. It measures 15 cm by 15 cm by 7.5.
Automobile China by Royal Doulton(11/4/08)
Automobile China by Royal Doulton
By David Bausch
Nothing speaks of the Edwardian era more clearly then the series of china produced by Royal Doulton of England. This china was designed by John Holdcroft, and was known as the Motorist Series. This series was produced in its factory in Burslem England from the years 1903-1913.
John Maddock Commerative Plate(11/3/08)
My wife bounght a King Edwar-Queen Elizabeth 1939 commerative plate. The only ones I can find on line are red print, her’s is blue. The two are identical otherwise.
Is the blue a fake?
Japanese auction watch(10/28/08) This item was up for auction in March of 08 in Japan. It is a set of 5 cups from a kiln called the Akashi kiln listed at 3 inches by 3 inches by 2 inches. They don’t come with a box. The minimum price was 5,000 yen. They didn’t sell. Either someone wasn’t looking for that particular item or they were priced too high at the beginning.