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    Japanese Temple Vase, ca. 1890

    Appraised Value:

    $4,000 - $6,000 (1998)

    Updated Value:

    $5,000 - $7,000 (2013)

    Appraised on: July 11, 1998

    Appraised in: Louisville, Kentucky

    Appraised by: James Callahan

    Category: Asian Arts

    Episode Info: Louisville (#1725)

    Originally Aired: July 15, 2013

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    Form: Vase
    Material: Pottery
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $4,000 - $6,000 (1998)
    Updated Value: $5,000 - $7,000 (2013)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:00)


    Appraised By:

    James Callahan
    Asian Arts

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: It's a Japanese temple vase. It was acquired in 1908 when my wife's grandmother went around the world on her wedding trip. She bought this at a place in Kyoto and had it shipped home.

    APPRAISER: Well, it was probably actually made right in the area of Kyoto. It's a piece for Japanese use and Japanese consumption. These figures here on the sides, the ones with the inlaid eyes, are tangu, and they're protective figures. And riding on their back is a divinity called Fukurokuju, who is the god of longevity.

    GUEST: Uh-huh.

    APPRAISER: Overall, it's just beautifully done. High relief with the appliqu├Ęd figures. Pieces like this because of their size create a great impression. And the value on this would probably be between $4,000 to $6,000.

    GUEST: Wow.

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