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Author Topic: A fake?  (Read 1645 times)

Offline nicole

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A fake?
« on: December 12, 2014, 09:48:08 PM »
Hi there, I searched everywhere for this maker "Shafforr" hand painted in Japan then I found this picture  from another poster on your site that says "Shafford" and it is exactly the same except for the 'r' instead of the 'd'. Is that a fake? If so, it is funny, because it is not really that valuable right? Why would there be a fake of it?

I thought maybe it was a stamping error, but it is stamped that way on all three pieces.

Offline nicole

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Re: A fake?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2014, 10:13:49 PM »
Having a lot of trouble posting a picture!!

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Re: A fake?
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2014, 11:58:05 PM »
Hello, don't think it;s a fake from what I can find these were produced in the early 20th century and are quite common. Japan hand painted numerous pieces with English script in all shapes and forms,  ;D ;D

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Re: A fake?
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2014, 12:26:15 AM »
Thanks for your reply :) Oh, so the text in the maker's mark is hand painted. If it were new staff doing all three pieces, that would explain the repeated error. That makes me smile.

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Re: A fake?
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2014, 02:04:21 AM »
That and the language / alphabet difference too, Nicole. Welcome to the board as well. :)
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