White porcelain figure

Started by carlyoung, Aug 22, 2016, 15:56:26

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Hello all

I am wondering if anyone can take a look at this piece i have , I am trying to research it but don't know much about it, I have been reliably informed that it is Japanese .

It is a well modelled figure of a man smoking a pipe, The base I have seen before with the thick unglazed part  and the small circle of glazed area with the stamped mark.

I have been told it could be a Japanese Okimono done in porcelain to emulate Ivory .

Quite small approx 10 cm's tall.



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Definitely a Japanese looking figurine. The mark at the bottom could be "??" it is not so clear, but that would be the artisan's name. I can not help with age.


Thanks Peter , very hard to date these white pieces , but the artists name and the base will give me a starting point.