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Old 05-04-2014, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I thought I would enlist the help of my fellow CD friends for this one. My hubby's friends grandfather died at age 97. He was helping him clean out the home and we were given this item....looks new never used.




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Old 05-04-2014, 04:38 PM
 
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Can you put like a quarter to compare the size of the flowers and provide more photos of the top items?

Those top items could be Yuzamashi ie water coolers but those usually have an open top to them so water can be poured into them. Do they open? Can you provide some more photos?

Never seen tea cups in a flower pattern before. Usually Japanese antique style tea cups are a cylinder shape or small bowl. So those may be pretty unique and expensive along with the cabinet to hold them.

If those are made in Japan Japanese tea cups and yuzamashi they are quite expensive items. Shops usually sell those for like 30-50 bucks a cup or several hundred when handcrafted by a master artisan. Yuzamashis go for 20 bucks to several hundred if handcrafted.
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Old 05-04-2014, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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My partner....(Japanese) didn't immediately recognize the items. We think the white porcelain items are rice bowls, the wooden plaque with writing on it says the name of the pottery company and the top pic....we aren't at all sure...he wondered if they were tea pots....I don't think so.
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Old 05-04-2014, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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I believe the top items are chopstick rests

The Bowls are Lotus Bowls such as this one




Usually used for rice.

The value of these pieces will depend on the manufacturer/ Artisian / Craftsman. there is considerable differences in value even among pieces that look alike.
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:24 PM
 
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Those are pretty big chopstick rests if true. They could be pretty expensive ones meant for regular use with chopsticks that aren't disposable.

That looks like a nice set of items that aren't typically found in the states. You should keep them as a nice keepsake and they do look nice you have to admit.
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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Those are pretty big chopstick rests if true. They could be pretty expensive ones meant for regular use with chopsticks that aren't disposable.

That looks like a nice set of items that aren't typically found in the states. You should keep them as a nice keepsake and they do look nice you have to admit.
There are 5 of them and 5 lotus bowls. Only thing I can think of that would go with the lotus bowls.

Some of the rests can be quite elaborate.

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Old 05-04-2014, 06:57 PM
 
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Those are awesome Woodrow!
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:18 PM
 
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Those are awesome Woodrow!
I wish they were mine.
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:00 PM
 
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The bowls are too small IMO to hold rice and the person who had these was Italian LOL. His grandson seemed to think it might be used when eating sushi.
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:02 PM
 
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My partner....(Japanese) didn't immediately recognize the items. We think the white porcelain items are rice bowls, the wooden plaque with writing on it says the name of the pottery company and the top pic....we aren't at all sure...he wondered if they were tea pots....I don't think so.
can your partner tell me the name of the pottery company?? I cannot read Japanese. Not sure how old there are as they look unused to me.
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