4 posts tagged meiji period

Collecting Japanese Silver Yen: The Dragon Yen 1870-1914

The Japanese government began minting silver Yen coins shortly after the Meiji Restoration. The silver Dragon Yen was minted between 1870 & 1914 and is fascinating both for the beauty of its design and its historical value. It is a coin well worth collecting Continue Reading

Antique Terms (M)

The Antique Marks Glossary covering Antique Terms (M) Here you will find antique terms and related words beginning with the letter 'M' including definitions and short histories covering everything from MacIntyre to the Martin Brothers, Moorcroft, Minton and Musket. Listed alphabetically, so simply scroll through or use the search function to find the word or term you are looking for. macheleid, georg heinrich (ceramics - porcelain re-invention - thuringian) Georg Heinrich Macheleid ... Continue Reading

Collecting Satsuma Pottery

Collecting Japanese Meiji Period Satsuma Pottery - What to look out for? Satsuma pottery is the Western name for very collectable type of Japanese earthenware exported throughout the world since the Japanese Meiji period (1868-1912). It is named after the Satsuma provinces, but was made in many parts of Japan, notably in Kyoto. Japanese sources suggest the Satsuma pottery tradition dates from the 17thC, but firm identification of any pieces earlier than the 19thC is difficult. Kilns ... Continue Reading

Chinese Vases

My mother is in possession of three Chinese vases. by Cathy (Nova Scotia, Canada) I believe my grandmother brought these Chinese Vases to England from China in the late 1800's. We are wondering if they are valuable, what the markings mean, what they could be worth. I have several pics. I'll post a couple. Comments on Cathy's Chinese Vases : Satsuma Ware by Kat at antique-marks ... Kathy your vases appear to be a matched trio of Japanese Satsuma ware vases, very nicely decora... Continue Reading