hi, wonder if any of you could i.d a couple pf pieces of pottery for my dad, he has had them on his mantlepiece for a long while, many thanks for any help.
They look new to me, but I am no expert.
Hi, as far as I can see they are both ginger jars. The first one is ovbiously Japanese and I believe the second one could be Japanese because of the mark.
I don't think they are very old probably second half of 1900's.
I am not an expert and could be totally wrong. If you look here you may find the marks which will give you more information
Here is a link that might be useful: Japanese porcelain marks
Both jars are beautiful and nicely decorated. The first one "peacocks" is spectacular. These may not be old, but are keepers.